Earlier this season, SB Nation started a polling project that will pull together the insights of the most plugged-in NHL fans from each of their communities.
If that describes you, then SIGN UP HERE to join us on our new project called SB Nation FanPulse.
If you sign up, you’ll be among a hand-selected group from the SB Nation NHL community which answers quick polls each week developed by SB Nation and Mile High Hockey.
We want to build the definitive poll of *informed* NHL fans, and that includes you. Your votes will be anonymous—though if you join, you’re welcome to tell anyone you like.
With this new FanPulse initiative, you will need to be a registered FanPulse user to participate in the polls. Right now, the poll questions will focus mostly on larger, league wide or divisional questions but in a few months, some of the questions will become more team-centric. When that happens, you’ll need to be signed up to vote, so go ahead and do it now so that you’re ready when we make the shift later this season!
The results of each poll will be published by Mile High Hockey and may end up on SBNation.com also, along with the results from other team sites.
Ready to sign up as a Mile High Hockey FanPulse participant? CLICK HERE. And if you have any questions, drop them in the comments.
You can expect an article on a biweekly basis from Mile High Hockey as we check the pulse of the fans on a variety of topics.
A handful of the sites started the FanPulse sign up a few weeks ago, and here is a look at their results:
Not exactly a hot take from fans. The Arizona Coyotes have been really good this season and despite injuries to their goalie tandem, they sit atop their division - the fact that the Pacific Division is a disaster helps out a lot too.
There was also this:
Once again, no one is really going out on a limb here. The Sharks have been a disaster this season, so this was an easy one. For the record, most fans around the league have confidence that the Avs aren’t going to be one of the teams to miss the playoffs this year.
|San Jose Sharks 66.19%|
|Columbus Blue Jackets 48.23%|
|Nashville Predators 43.38%|
|Calgary Flames 11.27%|
|Winnipeg Jets 8.65%|
|Dallas Stars 4.85%|
|Toronto Maple Leafs 3.93%|
|Pittsburgh Penguins 3.15%|
|Carolina Hurricanes 3.01%|
|New York Islanders 2.62%|
|Vegas Golden Knights 2.10%|
|Tampa Bay Lightning 1.05%|
|Colorado Avalanche 0.66%|
|Washington Capitals 0.39%|
|Boston Bruins 0.26%|
|St. Louis Blues 0.26%|
Going forward, we want Avalanche fans to be as involved as possible in these FanPulse surveys. We don’t want a question to come up about the Hart Trophy only to have dopes on the East coast skew the vote in favor of John Carlson or Artemi Panarin.
Go SIGN UP so the Mile High Hockey community can have their voice heard.