Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Fan Satisfaction Survey
ESPN ranks all 122 teams

ESPN's massive rankings undertaking on fan satisfaction is out for another year, and the Maple Leafs are again bringing up the rear:

TEAM RNK
1. Anaheim Ducks 5
2. Detroit Red Wings 12
3. St. Louis Blues 14
4. Carolina Hurricanes 17
5. Dallas Stars 22
6. Buffalo Sabres 23
7. Pittsburgh Penguins 24
8. San Jose Sharks 27
9. Ottawa Senators 29
10. Minnesota Wild 31
11. Colorado Avalanche 32
12. Tampa Bay Lightning 36
13. Nashville Predators 37
14. Phoenix Coyotes 38
15. New Jersey Devils 40
16. Washington Capitals 45
17. Columbus Blue Jackets 52
18. Calgary Flames 54
19. Atlanta Thrashers 70
20. Philadelphia Flyers 71
21. Montreal Canadiens 73
22. New York Islanders 74
23. New York Rangers 79
24. Edmonton Oilers 80
25. Chicago Blackhawks 88
26. Vancouver Canucks 91
27. Florida Panthers 98
28. Boston Bruins 106
29. Los Angeles Kings 107
30. Toronto Maple Leafs 121
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14 Comments:

At 11:34 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger Kevin said...

Ouch.

It must be bad when the fans of a team that's about to up and leave town (Seattle Supersonics) are more satisfied with their team than the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 
At 12:05 AM, April 24, 2008, Blogger theoil said...

When it comes to hockey does ESPN do anything well?

Seriously

 
At 12:13 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Red Wings ranked fourth in player likability, but 97th in affordability and 89th in stadium experience. I'm shocked the player likability is so high even post-Yzerman and Shanahan, but I think that paints a fairly clear picture of what happened to attendance there. For reference, the Pistons are 10th and 11th, and the Tigers are 14th and 13th.

How come the Hurricanes are ranked first overall on their title track record?

 
At 12:14 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous cynical joe said...

I want to see the Ottawa Senator's ranking next year!

 
At 12:17 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous cynical joe said...

Oh, and why are the Red Sox fans so cranky?

 
At 12:31 AM, April 24, 2008, Blogger twoeightnine said...

Because they can no longer play the woe is me card.

 
At 12:55 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the New England Patriots, a year removed from a perfect regular season are No. 2 on the title track ranking and the Carolina Hurricanes, fresh off missing the playoffs two years in a row, are No. 1?

 
At 1:21 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous noah said...

weird how the Islanders are the top-ranked NHL team for Coaches (5th overall). Ted Nolan is good, sure, but I'd still take Jacques Lemaire over any other NHL coach (Minnesota was the second highest NHL team at 10th).

 
At 1:42 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous b said...

How come the Hurricanes are ranked first overall on their title track record?

This caught my eye too..
very strange, I can easily think of a number teams in the 4 major sports who I'd rank far ahead of carolina in that category.

 
At 6:20 AM, April 24, 2008, Blogger ddawwidd said...

Isn't it maybe - I'm just guessing - that NHL fans don't pay that much attention to what's happening on the ESPN site? I mean, when I see a ranking of "fan satisfaction" and Montreal Canadiens are 22nd... Behind Thrashers...

And when you pick Montreal market, then you see the Habs placed at 5th, behind OTTAWA SENATORS and Calgary Flames :D

And how about Phoenix finishing before the New Jersey Devils?

 
At 9:21 AM, April 24, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) For some reason it seems odd that the fans the most discontented have the most sought after/hard to get tickets!

 
At 10:30 AM, April 24, 2008, Blogger Chemmy said...

As a Toronto fan, I assure you we're all very happy with the Maple Leafs.

*cries silently*

 
At 10:45 AM, April 24, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

How come the Hurricanes are ranked first overall on their title track record?

This has to be an error. I know these things are subjective and they'll always throw in a few odd rankings just to give people something to argue about. But the Hurricanes closer to a title than the Patriots? You can even begin to argue that one.

 
At 2:40 PM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Nael M. said...

Maybe most Hurricanes fans are really, really positive about the team's chances? I mean, it is a fan poll after all. ESPN didn't pull these numbers out of nowhere.

 

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