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06-09-2011, 09:54 PM
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Why are there not as many New York Ranger fans in Canada?

I see that the Wings, Bruins, Blackhawks and even Flyers have a lot of Canadian fans, but not the New York Rangers. Why?

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people love to hate new york teams

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My dad is from Alberta and he became a rangers fan, but I think he bandwagoned when Messier, Anderson, Lowe and Tikkanen went to New York.

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Probably because they have a very 'American' motif. Red, white, and blue, Statue of Liberty, etc.

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I see that the Wings, Bruins, Blackhawks and even Flyers have a lot of Canadian fans, but not the New York Rangers. Why?
Usually need something to cheer for. The Rangers aren't it and haven't been for a while.

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For Canadians, if you want to cheer for years of suck and Cup-droughts, you've got the Leafs.

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In Toronto there is more than enough Ranger fans. Here's one. People love new york, and they are an original 6 team. When I was at a Maple Leaf Game, there were tonnes of Ranger fans.

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We don't have much Canadian appeal. We're a pretty big in the tri-state area and in Florida, but outside of that, are fans are in little bunches. I know a good amount of Canadian Ranger fans, but unfortunately there aren't too many.

We have lots of Norwegian fans though .

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I have no idea about the Flyers. But the others are easy. Detroit is the closest team to much of southern Ontario, the Bruins are the traditional team of the Maritimes - people used to take a ferry between them quite regularly. Chicago... I guess it's the farthest west of the O6 teams and isn't all that far from the middle of Canada?

As for the Rangers, maybe they just haven't been good enough to get bandwagon fans from outside the region?

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Rangers generally seen as America's Hockey team. Therefore they don't get a whole lot of attention. And its not like there is a whole lot of fans of American teams in Canada. They're there, but they tend to get overshadowed by Canadian team fans. It also has to do with current success. You couldn't find a Hawks fan five years ago, but success attracts support.

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Because they sucked for 50 years

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I don't like their style of play, too boring. Did you know how dull that Rangers series against Washington was to watch.

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Because they sucked for 50 years
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Glen Sather = worst GM in the league. They're in for many years of suckage

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Probably because they have a very 'American' motif. Red, white, and blue, Statue of Liberty, etc.
like the Habs....

conspiracy? i think so

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I see that the Wings, Bruins, Blackhawks and even Flyers have a lot of Canadian fans, but not the New York Rangers. Why?
there weren't a lot of hawks fans until they won last year

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The Rangers never seemed to have that Canadian "favourite player ever" type (think Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, Cam Neely), or at least one that that wasn't already associated with another team, like Messier or Espo. That's my guess anyway.

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For Canadians, if you want to cheer for years of suck and Cup-droughts, you've got the Leafs.
This post iw worth a lot of Maple Laughs.

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Because they are the original 6 team that's farthest away from Canada

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I think it would be a mixture of the lack of the great canadien player, mixed with the fact that because of the colors they are the american team.

As for new developments, I don't think Sean Avery helps the New York Ranger image....

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Scott Gomez is the answers

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Canadian Rangers fan here from the Niagara Region. Aren't many though....... think I can count the number of Rangers fan on two hands.

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I think it would be a mixture of the lack of the great canadien player, mixed with the fact that because of the colors they are the american team.

As for new developments, I don't think Sean Avery helps the New York Ranger image....
But but but, he's Canadian

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Because they are the original 6 team that's farthest away from Canada

Chicago?
that being said, i think it has to do with being bad for many years.
there's virtually 0 NYR fans in montreal.
Boston (stan jonathan factor lol) and to a much less extent Philly yes - mostly for being the habs biggest playoff rivals over the years
(hey i want to be different, i'll just cheer for the team the rest of my friends hate the most!)

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There are worse teams to cheer for.

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