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08-27-2009, 12:54 PM
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Rangers' Fans Rated 12th Best Fans in the League

Rangers' fans rated 12th best in the league, 5 spots down from last year:

http://mvn.com/thestateofhockeynews/...0-thru-11.html

#12 - New York Rangers - 15.5

Pct. of Capacity in 2008-09: 99.8% (18,172, 12th in the NHL) Online Presence: 5.5

Last Year's ranking: 7th

Justification: The Rangers will always have a distinctive advantage of being NYC's #1 team regardless of where it finishes in the standings. If you ever watch the NHL Network's "NHL Live" program New York Rangers fans are always quick to call in to offer their thoughts to the lucky guys (sometimes gals) working the show. New Yorkers are tough on their teams but they're immensely loyal and that is certainly the case for the Rangers as well. However there are signs that some of that strength is eroding slightly. The Rangers lately have basically been just good enough to get to the playoffs only to be bounced in the 1st round and the fans clearly have much higher expectations and do not have a whole lot of faith in General Manager Glen Sather. For the first time in a while the Rangers failed to average a sellout for the season and that should set off some alarm bells even though the difference is quite small. It could a prelude to a more notable drop if the team does not show some definite progress and with Sather hedging his playoff hopes on the wonky groin of the often injured Marian Gaborik it does not provide a wide margin of error.

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When did MSG not get a sellout last year? Weren't they bragging about how they had 250 straight last year?

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I will flip if the pens are top10

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08-27-2009, 12:59 PM
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I will flip if the pens are top10
get ready to flip then

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A site ran by people who are from Boston rating the Rangers fan base low? Noooo...

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I will flip if the pens are top10
#7 - Pittsburgh Penguins - 16.2



This article obviously written by someone with a very, very short memory.

Isles #25 with the lowest average draw in the league? Ok.

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A site ran by people who are from Boston rating the Rangers fan base low? Noooo...
I think they had the Bruins ranked lower than us.

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Hmm I wonder if it has any thing to do with ticket prices going up?

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Chicago as number 2 is high, Original 6 and all, considering a few years ago their minor league team drew more and even made it as a segment on ESPN. Pittsburgh is a joke at 7. Washington is an even bigger joke, I went to a Sharks/Caps game 2 years ago and it seemed like more Sharks fans. San Jose at 14 is a disgrace they sold out all but one game last season I believe and are nuts about their hockey. Boston at 16 come on an Original 6 team, yes the Red Sox will always be toasts of the town but Boston is a hockey city. The Devils at 22 I had to lol on that one.

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Can anyone give me a definition of a "good fan" or "good fans"?

Like the definition of a bad fan isn't so hard to understand, like a suit who doesn't care about the game or like a small fanbase.

But what is a good fan? Someone who boos the star of the other team? Someone who is loud when the team is avg?

It beats me. I personally can get pissed at MSG for hurting the team at times. Booing Malik early in G3 in the PO's for example defnitly didn't help the team. We basically had a chance to make the finals that year (not that booing Malik hurt us in that aspects, but we were in the running and that didn't help). But the NYR have allot of real fans. And a real fan is neither good nor bad -- he is a fan.

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My revised list:

1.) Pittsburgh
2.) Washington
3.) Chicago

of BANDWAGON fans!!!!!!

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I don't know, seems pretty weak to me. The methodology used to grade these teams out seems overly simplistic. Whatever.

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The fact that that site talk about good/bad fans to me basically proves that they have no clue what beeing a fan is all about.

Or thats not even a good term; beeing a "fan", you are stuck with it for good and bad its not like something you choose to be.

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Can anyone give me a definition of a "good fan" or "good fans"?
Yah, fans that pack a building even when it's not raining Stanley Cups.

Where were the 7th best fans in the league when Mary-O was buying unsold tickets to keep the team in Pittsburgh?

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caps and pens top 10. joke of a list.

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the 7th best fans in the league almost had there team relocated because they are such good fans.

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lol chicago number 2

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Hmm I wonder if it has any thing to do with ticket prices going up?
And corporations dumping all their club seats....

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Yah, fans that pack a building even when it's not raining Stanley Cups.

Where were the 7th best fans in the league when Mary-O was buying unsold tickets to keep the team in Pittsburgh?
Not fair to compare attendance in a city that has a gazillion people to other cities that have hundreds of thousands.

But, this poll really doesn't mean anything because it has nothing that can be defined, verified or validated but I admit it is fun to watch fans dispute nonsense with more nonsense.

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I deff remember them announcing the 250th straight sellout at the garden last year I call BS

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as much as I hate the Devils they're fans are 10x the fans Chicago or Pittsburgh fans are.

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How much time and meaningless stats do we need to come up with to make ratings on fans???? Can we also rate the best and worst pretzel guys?
I'd rank the Rangers pretzel guy 25th because hes too freakin loud and always makes an transaction into an event. lol this is rediculous.

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"ranking" fan bases is just silly.

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The list is suspect to say the least, with odd criterias that don't seem to follow any pattern. Not even the explanations are consistent. For example, in the comments, the creator drags down St Louis because they had bad attendance in 2005/06, while ignoring the argument against Pittsburgh that almost had to relocate because of bad attendance, with a "well, this is about the present." Double standard much? And we don't even have to mention his highly subjective "online presence".

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I actually find it offensive to see the bandwagon fans of Pittsburgh and Washington above ours.

Downright offensive.

How pathetic can a list (and those fans) be? Give me a ****ing break.

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