Forbes released its ranking of top NHL fans on Friday – and Pittsburgh Penguins fans top the list.
The media company named the Penguins, Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks as having the best user base in the league. According to Forbes’ Christina Settimi, this is the third time Sidney Crosby’s team has been out of their list since they started creating it annually in 2009. All three teams have seen tremendous success this decade. the Blackhawks won the most Stanley Cups (three) of any team, the Penguins won the back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016, and the Bruins won it all in 2011 and returned to the playoffs twice again.
According to the report’s research, Nielsen ratings indicate that the Blackhawks are today a more popular lottery on television than the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and that Chicago sports are more likely to watch, watch or listen to a Blackhawks game than one. Bulls competition.
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Forbes did not disclose its entire rankings in 31 teams to protect sensitive data, but did reveal some other ideas from a study of its fans in 2019. Vegas Golden Knights, a franchise in the third season of the game, the fourth best base championship fans.
“There is a unique bond between the fans and this city. Part of it is that we are Vegas-born and the first one here,” Vegas group chairman Kerry Bubolz told Forbes.
The Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators took the back of the top 10 at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. In addition, St. The Louis Blues rank seventh, while the Montreal Canadiens fell to the top of the Forbes 10 this year.
Settimi wrote that he evaluates the team’s user bases based on the following metrics: local television ratings (Nielsen and local Canadian reports), capacity-based participation, secondary ticketing (via StubHub, in particular) , sales of goods (by fanatics) based on the population of the metro area of the group.
The publication said it did not separate the list of the most valuable NHL teams in 2019 (the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs top that list) and its ranking among the best fan bases.