NHL hockey team websites generally use the same platform as their television broadcasts.
However, some sites like the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks use their own online broadcast platform to reach the widest audience.
That’s why we asked readers to help us narrow down which NHL team websites use which platform.
Here are some of the sites that use NHL teams’ broadcast platforms.
[Note: The names of these NHL team sites were changed to protect the privacy of the NHL teams.]
Source: NHL.com/Sports [Source: NHL] NHL News is the most commonly used hockey-related website on Twitter, according to the company’s data.
That was the case in the United States, with more than 1.2 million Twitter followers using the NHL News site.
Other sites that feature NHL teams include HockeyProspectus.com and The Hockey News Network.
The NHL also has a presence on the Google+ social network.
The other most popular NHL team website is the Hockey Hall of Fame website.
In addition to Twitter and Google+, hockey team sites include HockeyAnalysis.com, HockeyAnalytics.com (which tracks NHL players and teams), NHL.tv, NHL.net, NHLStats.com.
The site’s main feature is a player-by-player breakdown of each NHL team, but it’s also a hub for the NHL’s fan-based analytics service.
There’s also an NHL Hockey Insider feature that allows fans to follow the progress of their favorite teams.
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NHL team’s biggest market, in terms of active users, is California, where the Kings and Blackhawks hold the most fans.
In the United Kingdom, the Blue Jackets, Capitals and Canucks hold the second and third most, respectively.
NHL teams use their sites in the following U.S. markets: Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Montreal, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Washington and West Virginia.
They also use sites in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Orleans, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
NHL’s biggest audience is in the Northeast.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild lead the way in the East.
In Los Angeles and New York City, the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils hold the third and fourth most fans, respectively, but the Islanders, Canadiens and Rangers are in second and fourth place, respectively in the West.
NHL fans in Canada, the U.K. and the U,S.A. are split between the NHL Network and Hockey Night in Canada.
There are also NHL teams that are primarily in Europe, which include the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The average audience in these markets is 2.8 million.
The bottom 10 most popular hockey teams, according in terms to the Twitter analytics site, are: Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Flyers, Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jays, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angles Angels, Nashville Predators, New England Revolution, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Lightning, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets.
The top 10 most-trafficked hockey teams in the U-S.
are: Philadelphia Flyers, New Philadelphia Flyers (NPH), Pittsburgh Penguins (PENG), Washington Capitals (WSH), New York Islanders (NYI), Tampa Bay Lightning (TB), Vancouver Canucks (VAN), Washington Senators (OTT), Toronto Maple Leafs (TOR), Winnipeg Jets (WPG).
NHL teams have had a tumultuous past few seasons.
They lost the Stanley Cup final to the New Jersey Nets in 2013 and have been swept by the New Orleans Saints in the Stanley Finals last season.
The teams had an ugly playoff history, which has been fueled by fans angry about the teams lack of roster depth and over-reliance on players with high salaries.
The league has been trying to address the fan frustration by instituting more collective bargaining, which would allow fans to buy into the teams salaries and improve the players roster.
There has also been a focus on developing younger players, including the Los Angels of Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2018 NHL draft also featured the likes of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, Jesse Puljujarvi, Noah Hanifin, Sam Reinhart and Jake Virtanen.