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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 09-16-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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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 (?)
Not a NYer, but my guess would be Staten Island.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:02 AM
 
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^^ Due to the large ethnic Italian population?

I remember Dino Ciccarelli was a stand out player for the North Stars, and there were several top hockey players in my high school who were of Italian descent. I wonder if it's just a coincidence, or if hockey is a particularly popular sport in the Italian-American community for some reason, especially given it's not a historically native sport in Italy.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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^^ Due to the large ethnic Italian population?

I remember Dino Ciccarelli was a stand out player for the North Stars, and there were several top hockey players in my high school who were of Italian descent. I wonder if it's just a coincidence, or if hockey is a particularly popular sport in the Italian-American community for some reason, especially given it's not a historically native sport in Italy.
Most Italians and along with the Irish tend to live in northern areas where hockey has more of a following so that doesn't surprise me too much. Just my guess.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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^^ Due to the large ethnic Italian population?

I remember Dino Ciccarelli was a stand out player for the North Stars, and there were several top hockey players in my high school who were of Italian descent. I wonder if it's just a coincidence, or if hockey is a particularly popular sport in the Italian-American community for some reason, especially given it's not a historically native sport in Italy.
Well, it's because Staten Island is whiter on average than the other boroughs, & more conservative. Italians and Irish are big hockey fans in South Jersey too.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Well, it's because Staten Island is whiter on average than the other boroughs, & more conservative. Italians and Irish are big hockey fans in South Jersey too.
Hockey is a sport for upper-middle class people basically. (preferably a small family),otherwise it is prohibitively expensive. Any ethnic group that lives in the North will be over represented any predominantly in the south will be underrepresented.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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I suggest you quit insulting me. I know exactly what I'm talking about.
Apparently not, though...
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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You just want to fight. It's not good enough that I admit the Twin Cities should've been put higher. You have to continue insulting because you just can't help yourself. I'm done with you.
What do you mean by "put higher"? You didn't even include them.

Hockey's not even really my game, and even I know that that's bogus.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:38 PM
 
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They were once so bad they lost a team, Boston never got that bad.
They lost a team while ranking near the middle or top of the league year-in, year-out for attendance.

Refer back a few pages to my post about the shady underpinnings of Norm Green moving them...

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Agreed. So-called Hockeytown, is really more a reflection of suburban Detroit than the city proper.
Great fanbase in the outlying areas of Detroit.
Well, yeah. But 90% of "Detroit" is outside the city limits of Detroit. Why would it matter?

When we're talking "cities" we're usually not talking "the technical definition of local municipal boundaries of the central municipality". Usually we mean metro area. Otherwise we would come to all kinds of weird conclusions.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:09 PM
 
Location: STL area
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If just talking about the NHL, I would give Detroit the nod.

If talking about hockey in general, MSP wins hands down.
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