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Biggest Bandwagon

View Poll Results: Biggest Bandwagon fans
Flyers 1 0.64%
Penguins 85 54.14%
Capitals 36 22.93%
Blue Jackets 11 7.01%
Ducks 7 4.46%
Canadiens 14 8.92%
Rangers 3 1.91%
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04-02-2009, 07:00 PM
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Pens easily.

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04-02-2009, 07:11 PM
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Do Pens really have the biggest bandwagon or do people just root for a couple great players in Malkin and Crosby. Most ppl I have talked to that root for either Washington or Pitts are a fan of watching the teams due to the players but never claim to be big-time fans. Myself for example, I would like to think that we are seeing history in the making and it would be cool to see another player dominate several postseasons in a row which is why I am rooting for the Pens and specifically Crosby and Malkin. It would be pretty cool to see them go deep again and finish near the top in scoring in consecutive years at such young ages.

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04-02-2009, 08:28 PM
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Vancouver has the most fairweather fans in Canada. When the Canucks are under .500 you can't give your tickets away, one good season and they're all "LUUUUUUUU!!! TEH CUP IZ R'S!!".

And why are the Habs on this poll?

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04-02-2009, 08:41 PM
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I don't know if what has happened in Chicago should be considered a bandwagon situation. For instance, my uncle and father-in-law are both former season-ticker holders who have started following hockey again because of the new ownership; I loved the Blackhawks as a kid, but when I was able to view them from a critical perspective I couldn't support them with my $$$. Instead I went to Wolves games since they were good to their fans and a championship contender most seasons. I don't feel that I jumped the Hawks bandwagon so much as I was waiting for them to be a team I could support.

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04-02-2009, 08:57 PM
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Penguins and Blackhawks.

Only teams that are shoved down the throat of people by the NHL.

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04-02-2009, 10:21 PM
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Wings, since every one of their fans is a bandwagoner

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04-02-2009, 11:47 PM
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There are bandwagon Ranger fans? What the hell for? We stink!

Woo hoo, jump aboard the Drury train. Captain Clutch plus Blowmez and Dreaden are the future baby! Who needs Jagr when you have these winners?

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04-02-2009, 11:47 PM
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If you're talking biggest bandwagon right now, it's the Caps because based on the local sports scene and the fact that Ovechkin is a crossover star their bandwagon is maxed out until they win a Cup.
In terms of a percentage of fans it would be a warm weather team like Anaheim or Florida.

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04-03-2009, 12:14 AM
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Honestly, there is nothing that pisses me off more than bandwagon fans, and I hate that we have so many with the Pens.

Someday, when the Pirates are winners again, it'll be the same way, and I won't be able to stand it.

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04-03-2009, 01:07 AM
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Vancouver has the most fairweather fans in Canada. When the Canucks are under .500 you can't give your tickets away, one good season and they're all "LUUUUUUUU!!! TEH CUP IZ R'S!!".

And why are the Habs on this poll?
Thanks the great input.

We've also had a crappy history. The Habs and Oil have enjoyed a lot more success clearly. Any fanbase would go a tad bit bipolar with the things that this organization has put us through. Also having missed the playoffs 2 of the last 3 seasons GM Place still sells out every night. I agree with you that Canuck fans do go from one extreme to the other though. One win means the cup and one loss means the end of the season.

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04-03-2009, 01:21 AM
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I don't feel that I jumped the Hawks bandwagon so much as I was waiting for them to be a team I could support.
That's pretty much the definition of "bandwagon".

Except for the Bears, Chicago is all about bandwagons. It's nothing new.

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04-03-2009, 01:25 AM
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so there is only seven teams with possible bandwagon fans? Yet another great poll

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Vancouver has the most fairweather fans in Canada. When the Canucks are under .500 you can't give your tickets away, one good season and they're all "LUUUUUUUU!!! TEH CUP IZ R'S!!".

And why are the Habs on this poll?
What team under.500 can sell out?

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how can you do this poll and not have the Canucks on here!!!! half our fans live Bandwagon !

THIS IS TRUE. THE NUCKS SHOULD BE ON THIS POLL.

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04-03-2009, 02:50 AM
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I don't think any canadian teams fit the bill. So either Pittsburgh or Washington

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Penguins drafted Crosby and everyone was like "I've liked Pittsburgh for years now, what do you mean bandwagon?"

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Why are not the Wings on this poll?

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Out of the choices, the Penguins. I'm sick of people praising Crosby. He's good, yes, but he's not that good. I honestly think Malkin is the obvious #1 player in Pittsburg, he's so much scarier to watch your team play against than Crosby.

I'd honestly have to say Boston though. Maybe 3 of my friends and I were still going to weekly games when they were in the cellar a couple seasons ago. We were an even smaller amount that stayed to the bitter end of some brutal games. It got to the point where at the final whistle, you can count how many fans were still in the arena in some games. Now, you have to order tickets like 2 months in advance if you plan on getting seats cheaper than $85...

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04-05-2009, 01:06 PM
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Sabres after the lockout. It still makes me sick to my stomach thinking about life in WNY at that time.

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In Canada, it's gotta be whichever Canadian team is left, but maybe not if it's a rival, but even still. Whichever Canadian team is left and then whichever team has the biggest canadian icon (Crosby).

Now this isn't how I cheer, but I have a bunch of friends who cheer exactly like this.

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Someday, when the Pirates are winners again, it'll be the same way, and I won't be able to stand it.
Riiiighhhttt.....

I'd say Pens though unfortunately. I mean, the amount of Pens fans up here is amazing and the best part is that they're from all over the country, but none of their locations are within 200 miles of Pittsburgh.

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04-05-2009, 01:43 PM
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I say either Chicago or Montreal. Sure Chicago had the owner problems but in two years to have a flip in attendance like they have, hmmm (although I am extremely happy for them). I used to always cheer Montreal because they were always an underdog (I started being a hockey fan in the late 90's). However, last year when they overachieved big time, suddenly everyone around town was a fan. There has always been a lot of fans but until last year, the maple leaf fans easily outnumbered them, suddenly its not the case. They became overrated and I am glad to see them come back down to earth where I will once again be able to cheer them as an underdog next year.

The Canucks have a good size bandwagon mainly because everyone is so damn quick to jump off of it. They slowly hop on and begin trusting the team and suddenly one bad game and they are finsihed until the next round of success. It seems like ppl are too afraid to get close with the team due to the historic lack of success and take the first opportunity to push the team away. It is my belief that the fanbase will loosen the knickers a bit once this team finally delivers.

B.T.W: I made a bet at work with a guy that the Canucks would go 22-7-5 to get to 100 points in the last 34 games of the season. This was after I think the 7th loss in a row on home ice. I just wanted to give myself the pat on the back for that one. looks like it will be about 24-8-2. lol (I've been wanting to say that to someone for a while now, kind of random I know)
Is that a fact?

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Wings, since every one of their fans is a bandwagoner
A lot of Wings fans hadn't been born yet when the Wings were last bad so it's kind of difficult to tell.

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