Despite not making as much money as its North American sports counterparts, every NHL club has very supportive fans (some less than others, obviously), and many NHL clubs are quite valuable.
While every team is beloved by at least some, some teams are more beloved than others.
This is partly due to the rich history of many teams versus expansion teams that haven’t had much time to build quite the loyal fanbase the Original Six teams have.
Let’s take a look at 10 of the league’s most beloved teams.
Note: Before beginning, I would like to stress the point that these teams were selected mostly based on attendance numbers and franchise values, because these values are based on how profitable the team is. The team can’t be profitable if it doesn’t have a fanbase that loves and adores it. It’s not to say the other 20 NHL franchises aren’t beloved, and it’s not an insult to the rest of the league.