Vulgar Statistics: Trending Teams, Who Was Most Talked About
Which teams were most talked about over the course of the 2012-2013 NHL season?*
I searched for each team’s full name in google and tabulated the number of hits. While some teams’ names (Dallas and Florida) obviously have non-hockey meanings, this gave me a rough starting point. Then I plugged them into Google Trends over and over until I had them in order from most to least popular over the past year.
- Boston – Makes sense that the two Finals participants got the most attention.
- Pittsburgh – Ew.
- Toronto – Double ew.
- Detroit – Gross.
- Montreal – Bout de singe vent.
- NYR – Ten spots too high based on talent.
- Ottawa – Really?
- Edmonton – Highest non-playoff team.
- San Jose
- Buffalo – Systemic mediocrity!
- St. Louis
- Phoenix – Probably not this high for good reasons.
- Tampa Bay
- New Jersey
- Los Angeles – Yep.
- NYI – Sigh…