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View Poll Results: Which U.S. city is biggest on hockey?
Boston 25 16.56%
Chicago 17 11.26%
Detroit 39 25.83%
New York 3 1.99%
Philadelphia 27 17.88%
Pittsburgh 11 7.28%
Los Angeles 2 1.32%
Other 27 17.88%
Voters: 151. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-13-2016, 08:27 AM
 
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Minnesota is to hockey what Texas is to football. There is massive support for the game at all levels: professional, college, high school, and youth. There is no comparison outside of Canada.

My hometown of Buffalo is one of the top hockey cities in the U.S. The Sabres are supported through thick and thin, ratings for NHL and international matches are usually high, and youth participation is solid.

Where Buffalo lags behind is fan support for the college and high school teams. The culture is much better in cities like Minneapolis, Detroit, and Boston. That's because the local colleges don't compete at an exceptionally high level, and the quality of HS hockey is diluted by the OHL snatching up many of the top local prospects.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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Minneapolis-St. Paul desperately needs to be on this list, because it should be the winner here. No state in the US had an ingrained hockey culture, from toddlers to pros, like Minnesota.

Boston, with its multiple colleges playing hockey, a fairly vibrant high school scene, and the Bruins, could be a fairly good second place...
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Minneapolis-St. Paul desperately needs to be on this list, because it should be the winner here. No state in the US had an ingrained hockey culture, from toddlers to pros, like Minnesota.

Boston, with its multiple colleges playing hockey, a fairly vibrant high school scene, and the Bruins, could be a fairly good second place...

The OP has apologized for his ill-conceived poll selections
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:02 AM
 
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Ok, piling on here.

It's like asking what countries love hockey the most and leaving off Canada

Ok, I'll stop...
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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The OP has apologized for his ill-conceived poll selections
Well, reluctantly, but my post wasn't directed at him anyway.

May the ghost of Gary Cuozzo throw an incomplete pass just over your collective fingertips. In which case, we'll have to send Clint Jones into the game to replace you.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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Ok, piling on here.

It's like asking what countries love hockey the most and leaving off Canada

Ok, I'll stop...
The OP probably has a few rib fractures from all of the "piling on"..
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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Well, reluctantly, but my post wasn't directed at him anyway.

May the ghost of Gary Cuozzo throw an incomplete pass just over your collective fingertips. In which case, we'll have to send Clint Jones into the game to replace you.

Clint Jones wife was my English Teacher at JFK ...that was back when NFL wives needed a job too
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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Clint Jones wife was my English Teacher at JFK ...that was back when NFL wives needed a job too
That must have been interesting, especially when he had a good game the day before..

I wonder if that influenced the hiring process..
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:19 PM
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The answer is none of the above.

Minneapolis/St. Paul (and the state of Minnesota) takes the cake.

Boston, Detroit, Philly, and Chicago would be in the runner up tier. Leaving Minneapolis off this list is like leaving Brazil off the list of biggest soccer countries, Bama off the list of biggest football schools.
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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Detroit's metro is not though and I bet the majority of people buying Red Wings tickets don't live in the city of Detroit
Agreed. So-called Hockeytown, is really more a reflection of suburban Detroit than the city proper.
Great fanbase in the outlying areas of Detroit.

Based on the strict definition (within a city limits), I voted for Boston. My opinion, Boston & Pittsburgh are the (within) city limits, biggest, most engaged US hockey cities. Just my take..

New Yorkers, which borough has the biggest hockey fan base (?)
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