What is more popular in your country, local teams, national teams or NHL?

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  1. letsgrowcactus

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    Disagree here about the Czechs. IMO it's National team as n.1 and not even close... even people who are not strong hockey fans will turn on the TV come Olympics or the World championship.
    Then it's a competition between NHL and Extraliga... and I don't know that many "serious hockey fans" to make the call here, although most of my friends cheer for Extraliga teams and I don't personally know any NHL fans. (Seems popular in internet discussions though).

    If I had to rank it:
    Czech national team
    ...
    Extraliga
    NHL
    ...
    Other leagues
     
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    CAPS, Connor Mcdavid, Rags.
     
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    Want to add WJC.
     
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    If I could choose between an international title for my country(Sweden) or a national title for my favourite club in SHL, I would choose the national title for my club.
    And it's not even close.
     
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    I currently live in London, Ontario so

    It's either Leafs/London Knights(OHL)/Canadian Juniors

    Or for non leaf fans London Knights/random NHL team/Canadian Juniors
     
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    NHL by a long shot.
     
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    Since I live in two cities...

    Toronto - NHL
    Ottawa - OHL/NHL are getting equally pitiful attention
     
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    I’d assume local teams in the US would imply AHL/ECHL. In that case it’s clearly NHL then National Team then AHL then ECHL
     
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    [QUOTE = "Babula, příspěvek: 165213541, člen: 164015"] Cze
    I totally disagree. generally far ahead is the national team, then probably the league, then the NHL. Fans like being thrilled in the NHL, but that doesn't mean it's the most important thing for them.
     
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    Finland:

    Leijonat (national team)
    Liiga
    NHL
    U20/U18 World Championships
    KHL/Jokerit

    5,5 million people live here in Finland and over 3 million people watched the 2019 WC final game vs. Canada.
     
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    CZE

    Czech national team
    ...
    Any team Jagr currently plays on
    ...
    NHL/Extraliga
     
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    :laugh:
    Probably pretty accurate though :D
     
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    And ~83% of the population watched games at some point..

    Leijonien MM-kultafinaalista kaikkien aikojen katsotuin jääkiekko-ottelu Suomessa!

    Mine order is:

    -NT
    -WJC/NHL (would watch more NHL, but is quite impossible as a worker and a father)
    -Liiga
     
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    Same for me as a finn. Ässät over Team Finland any day of the week and twice on sundays. Hypothetically, lets say Ässät wins the title five times in a row while Team Finland get nothing in the world and Olympics, then I might give the sixth to Team Finland if it was the best on best Olympics.
     
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    NHL. I mean, you probably will get way more casual fans watching for the Olympics particularly medal rounds if Canada is involved (especially when it is on at a reasonable time), but that is also dependent on NHL players being at the Olympics. WJC is a big Christmas time tradition though, and is bigger than any international event that isn't best on best.
     
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    I think a lot of hockey fans follow whats happening in the NHL, but for those who have a SHL team localy, its the success of that team whats really matters.

    The fact that most NHL games are sent in the middle of the night, and by a pretty expensive pay channel, hampers the interest here.
     
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    Huh. I have yet to meet a swedish hockey fan who puts the WJC ahead of anything really. Must be the youbger generation.
     
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    Really? It's been really big the last 10 years or so. Probably has had its peak and has cooled off a little but still lots of interest.
     
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    College team could probably also be included in the local teams category. In some areas, the local college team might even be a close 2nd to the NHL team, if not a little more popular, but overall, I think it's probably closer to the AHL level.
     
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    Yeah i would guess:
    SHL /National team
    Hockeyallsvenskan (always a couple of teams with a lot of fans)
    WJC (just for fun to see some of the the future tre kronor players, but makes some watch who almost never watch hockey)
    NHL (only for hockeynerds)
     

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