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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 09-11-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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Minneapolis deserves to be included among hockey mad cities. Their high school and college teams have a rabid following even if the attendance for the Stars is lackluster.
Which it isn't, at least not comparable to Boston. Boston being 'Bandwagon City' is nothing unique to hockey. It's the same for basketball and football.

The Truth About Patriots Fans: "New England Bandwagon Nation"
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...ndwagon-nation

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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In modern times the Wild have had consistent top 10 attendance (minus a few years they were 11th, 12th and 15th or so) and didn't once drop to 26th like Boston which is a larger city.
They were once so bad they lost a team, Boston never got that bad.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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They were once so bad they lost a team, Boston never got that bad.
Yeah, and Miami (Florida Panthers) has never lost their hockey team, They must be better than MSP
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Ironically enough, Minneapolis probably doesn't even rank as one of the top 5 hockey towns in the TC Metro, much less the state of Minnesota. Even so, this poll is worse for it's omission...perhaps an apology to all hockey fans everywhere from the OP is in order...

here is a more credible list, only one (Pittsburgh at #13) of this poll's 7 choices make the top 20 and includes quality of life factors as well as fan intensity.

Grand Forks, ND is the top city and a repeat winner from 2015...

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/amer...key-towns-2016
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:59 AM
 
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Yeah, and Miami (Florida Panthers) has never lost their hockey team, They must be better than MSP
That's because the NHL now has aggresive profit sharing, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, and NYR subsidize Tampa, Florida, Carolina etc. It wasn't like that back then.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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Ironically enough, Minneapolis probably doesn't even rank as one of the top 5 hockey towns in the TC Metro, much less the state of Minnesota. Even so, this poll is worse for it's omission...perhaps an apology to all hockey fans everywhere from the OP is in order...

here is a more credible list, only one (Pittsburgh at #13) of this poll's 7 choices make the top 20 and includes quality of life factors as well as fan intensity.

Grand Forks, ND is the top city and a repeat winner from 2015...

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/amer...key-towns-2016
I don't owe anyone an apology...I've already admitted it was a mistake not to include the Twin Cities in the poll yet obviously that's not good enough for you so you keep the attacks on.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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I don't owe anyone an apology...I've already admitted it was a mistake not to include the Twin Cities in the poll yet obviously that's not good enough for you so you keep the attacks on.
I want to see video of you on your knees pleading for forgiveness until the hockey gods say it's ok (just kidding, take it easy)
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Ironically enough, Minneapolis probably doesn't even rank as one of the top 5 hockey towns in the TC Metro, much less the state of Minnesota. Even so, this poll is worse for it's omission...perhaps an apology to all hockey fans everywhere from the OP is in order...

here is a more credible list, only one (Pittsburgh at #13) of this poll's 7 choices make the top 20 and includes quality of life factors as well as fan intensity.

Grand Forks, ND is the top city and a repeat winner from 2015...

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/amer...key-towns-2016
And there is St. Paul at #12.... Mankato at #6 is a surprise. At the end of the day I agree with you that none of these cities (or at least St. Paul and Minneapolis) would even crack the top 10 within their own states.
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I've never seen any other major US cities/metros where kids play hockey outside during the winter in flooded rinks with boards and nets, and where they're raised to play hockey as little as 2 years old, and if they don't, they're hopelessly behind the curve. People can boast about NHL attendance, championships, dynasties, etc. but if anyone has truly experienced hockey in all of these cities/metros I think there'd be little doubt as to which city/metro is the most hockey-intense (within the US). It's interesting to watch you try, though.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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I've never seen any other major US cities/metros where kids play hockey outside during the winter in flooded rinks with boards and nets, and where they're raised to play hockey as little as 2 years old, and if they don't, they're hopelessly behind the curve. People can boast about NHL attendance, championships, dynasties, etc. but if anyone has truly experienced hockey in all of these cities/metros I think there'd be little doubt as to which city/metro is the most hockey-intense (within the US). It's interesting to watch you try, though.
I'm guessing you voted for "Other"
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