NHL Power Rankings: Rating Each Franchise's Home as a Hockey Town

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NHL Power Rankings: Rating Each Franchise's Home as a Hockey Town
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As the NHL celebrates the move of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the classification of a "hockey town" has been redefined. As the league posts its strongest following in decades, cities across North America are fighting for their reputation as a place where NHL hockey is loved and watched. 

The following is a power ranking of each franchise based on average attendance, history and how the team compares overall to its continent-wide counterparts. 

Read on to find where your favourite NHL team placed and be sure to make your voice heard in the comments below.

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