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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 09-06-2016, 07:08 PM
 
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I am shocked Boston is getting so many votes but I guess people are brainwashed by Boston's success. Why don't you all take a look at the Bruins horrendous ticket sales before they started doing well. Bruins fans are honestly a joke.

Buffalo is up there with Detroit when it comes to being hockey crazed.

I've lived in the Boston area, NH, and Maine. I've also lived in Buffalo. Hockey is 100x bigger in Buffalo than Boston.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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I am shocked Boston is getting so many votes but I guess people are brainwashed by Boston's success. Why don't you all take a look at the Bruins horrendous ticket sales before they started doing well. Bruins fans are honestly a joke.

Buffalo is up there with Detroit when it comes to being hockey crazed.

I've lived in the Boston area, NH, and Maine. I've also lived in Buffalo. Hockey is 100x bigger in Buffalo than Boston.
1) Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York Islanders, and other Hockey Markets bottomed out way worse than the Bruins.
You are an idiot if you think the NHL is all there is to Hockey.
Tampa Florida is not bigger on Hockey than Quebec City, but one has a Hockey Team and the other does not.
Top down, Boston has more Hockey than any other city in the United States.
BC, BU, and Northeastern are widely known as elite Hockey Schools, Buffalo has what Canasius?, a bottom feeder in Atlantic Hockey.
Philly has precisely 0 DI Hockey Schools in its Metro, Detroit has 1, Boston has 7, 10 if it includes the CSA, 4 within the City.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:25 PM
 
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NHL Players Born in United States by Birth State - QuantHockey.com

Minnesota outpaces Michigan and New York as having the most NHL players born there. Yet population wise it's smaller than both, and WAY smaller than NY.

This poll is bad.
With NY, most of that will likely be from north of NYC.

Also, what would kind of help both Detroit and Buffalo is their very close proximity to parts of Southern Ontario. Some of the people that attend games in those cities come from across the border.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:30 PM
 
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1) Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York Islanders, and other Hockey Markets bottomed out way worse than the Bruins.
You are an idiot if you think the NHL is all there is to Hockey.
Tampa Florida is not bigger on Hockey than Quebec City, but one has a Hockey Team and the other does not.
Top down, Boston has more Hockey than any other city in the United States.
BC, BU, and Northeastern are widely known as elite Hockey Schools, Buffalo has what Canasius?, a bottom feeder in Atlantic Hockey.
Philly has precisely 0 DI Hockey Schools in its Metro, Detroit has 1, Boston has 7, 10 if it includes the CSA, 4 within the City.
Niagara is another D1 Hockey program in the Buffalo area.

Boston does love its hockey. Think of the Beanpot Tournament, as an example.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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Detroit and Chicago. Detroit Red Wings have more Stanley Cups than any NHL teams based in the U.S. and the are third overall in Stanley Cup titles. Chicago just have great fans up there and one the largest NHL arenas that they seem to pack all the time.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Allow me to preemptively state that Detroit is like 86% black, before someone comes in and suggest it's the number one Hockeytown
While I don't believe a Detroit public HS had a Hockey program, this all male Catholic HS within city limits does have a Varsity Hockey program: https://www.uofdjesuit.org/athletics...cs-team-id/138
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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Niagara is another D1 Hockey program in the Buffalo area.

Boston does love its hockey. Think of the Beanpot Tournament, as an example.
Niagara is another Bottomfeeder of Atlantic Hockey. Other than RIT no one in Atlantic Hockey really draws a crowd. (I think Holy Cross is Second with like 1,100.)
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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Niagara is another Bottomfeeder of Atlantic Hockey. Other than RIT no one in Atlantic Hockey really draws a crowd. (I think Holy Cross is Second with like 1,100.)
Yeah, true....I'd say that the better Upstate NY programs besides RIT are probably Union, which won it all a couple of years ago in D1; RPI, Clarkson, St. Lawrence, Cornell and maybe Colgate.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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How are you gonna have Los Angeles and not Minneapolis? LA does not belong in here. It's like if I put best surfing town and not put Honolulu (or hell, even Los Angeles) and instead put Mobile, Alabama.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Boston and Minnesota in general.
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