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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 09-19-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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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.
I would agree with this.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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Boston, Chicago and Pittsburgh need championships to be relevant in their cities, so not them.

I would say Philadelphia, Buffalo and Minneapolis. They sell out win or lose.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:27 AM
 
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Boston, Chicago and Pittsburgh need championships to be relevant in their cities, so not them.

I would say Philadelphia, Buffalo and Minneapolis. They sell out win or lose.
I would classify Philly with Pittsburgh. Only difference the latter has a few Stanley Cups
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Voted other. Of big cities it's quite easily Minneapolis/Twin Cities for me
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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I would classify Philly with Pittsburgh. Only difference the latter has a few Stanley Cups
False.

Philadelphia has two Cups. Pittsburgh has four.

Philadelphia has never been rumored to move or had attendance issues like Pittsburgh.

I've followed hockey all my life. I don't care much for the other sports, but hockey I do pay attention to.

http://www.hockeydb.com/nhl-attendan...h.php?tmi=7475

http://www.hockeydb.com/nhl-attendan...h.php?tmi=7439

Pittsburgh's attendance is all over the place. Philadelphia's is consistently sold out. And Pittsburgh has more Cups to boot.

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Old 10-05-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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If the Arizona Coyotes win the next five Cups, are they suddenly the best city in hockey?

No. If you win a lot, doesn't mean much if nobody is there to see it, does it?

Championships mean very little when determining these.

It's more about history, attendance, etc.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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False.

Philadelphia has two Cups. Pittsburgh has four.

Philadelphia has never been rumored to move or had attendance issues like Pittsburgh.

I've followed hockey all my life. I don't care much for the other sports, but hockey I do pay attention to.

Pittsburgh Penguins yearly attendance at hockeydb.com

Philadelphia Flyers yearly attendance at hockeydb.com

Pittsburgh's attendance is all over the place. Philadelphia's is consistently sold out. And Pittsburgh has more Cups to boot.
Guess I should qualify with a few recent Stanley Cups
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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What other metro has 3 teams though???

Answer: 0
You're kinda missing the point. LA metro has 2 teams, Detroit, MSP, Boston, Toronto, Montreal all have 1. Quebec has 0. It's correlated closer with population than passion for the sport
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:57 AM
 
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You're kinda missing the point. LA metro has 2 teams, Detroit, MSP, Boston, Toronto, Montreal all have 1. Quebec has 0. It's correlated closer with population than passion for the sport

Philadelphia as well.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:29 AM
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Los Angeles is quite big on hockey. 2 Stanley Cups in the past few years. Sold out every game since 2011. And if you look at the historical attendance records, their attendance was quite good even when they were losing. I know hockey purists like to say that hockey shouldn't exist in warm weather places, but that's actually where a lot of the big hockey towns are these days. Tampa is another example.
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