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ESPN Poll: Wings top favorite NHL teams.

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Sport, askED NHL fans to name their favoriate NHL team and favoriate NHL player. The following are the top favoriate NHL teams and top 15 players among avid NHL fans in the U.S. for January through June '08 (ESPN Sports Poll)


FAVORITE NHL TEAMS AMONG AVID FANS (n=1,038)

TEAM
%
Detroit Red Wings
17.5
Pittsburgh Penguins 9.4
New York Rangers 7.8
Dallas Stars 6.8
Philadelphia Flyers 5.3
Buffalo Sabres 4.7
Colorado Avalanch 4.5
Chicago Blackhawks 4.4
Anaheim Ducks 4.1
Minnesota Wild 4.1
San Jose Sharks 3.9
Boston Bruins 3.8
New Jersey Devils 2.6
New York Islanders 2.6
Washington Capitals 2.5
Tampa Bay Lightning 2.5
Carolina Hurricanes 2.1
Phoenix Coyotes 1.9
Florida Panthers 1.4
Toronto Maple Leafs 1.4
Los Angeles Kings 1.2
Columbus Blue Jackets 1.1
St. Louis Blues 1.1
Nashville Predators 1.0
Atlanta Thrashers 0.8
Calgary Flames 0.6
Montreal Canadiens 0.6
Vancouver Canucks 0.2
Edmonton Oilers 0.1
Ottawa Senators 0.1
   
FAVORITE NHL PLAYERS AMONG AVID FANS (N=999)
 
 
PLAYER %
Penguins C Sydney Crosby 8.4
Stars C Mike Modano 4.8
Avalanch C Joe Sakic 3.1
Red Wings D Nicklas Lidstrom 2.2
Red Wings LW Henrik Zetterberg 1.7
Red Wings D Chris Chelios 1.5
Rangers RW Jaromir Jager* 1.4
Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin 1.4
Devils G Martin Brodeur 1.4
Retired G Dominik Hasek 1.3
Wild RW Marian Gaborik 1.3
Islanders G Rick DiPetro 1.2
Lightning C Vincent Lacavalier 1.2
Stars G Marty Turco 1.1
Sabres G Ryan Miller 1.0
* currently plays for the KHL club Avangard Omsk
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