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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, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Take your pick and explain your choice.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:21 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
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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I picked Boston. I have in-laws there and they're nuts about their hockey. I would throw Minneapolis/St. Paul in the mix as well.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:25 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
What does that have to do with hockey? Are you interpreting this thread to disclude fanbase and metro area? Because that would have an impact.


Perhaps the OP can clarify?


Also I'm surprised not to see MSP on this list since they have such a loyal and loud fan base for their NHL team.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: USA
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Toronto! Oh wait...

Philadelphia and Boston are my vote

Definitely not Las Vegas!
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Perhaps Boston but I wonder why Minneapolis was left off the list? Is it not that big of a hockey city?
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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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
It's metro is not though and I bet the majority of people buying Red Wings tickets don't live in the city of Detroit
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Detroit is the second highest in terms of attendance not far behind league leading Chicago, but is half the size in terms of population. Based on that I would give Detroit the win based on density.

2015-2016 NHL Attendance - National Hockey League - ESPN
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Although it pains me to say it, I would say Philly wins here. Detroit isnt far behind, but most of the fans are suburban. I know hockey is big in Chicago, but it wasnt until the Hawks were Cup winners that the fans came out of the woodwork (read: BANDWAGONERS).
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Toronto! Oh wait...

Philadelphia and Boston are my vote

Definitely not Las Vegas!
It is 100% Boston. It has about 1/3 of DI hockey schools within 3 hours drive. (RPI, AIC, Brown, Providence, UConn, UNH, UMaine, Dartmouth, UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, Boston College, Boston University, Quinnipiac, Yale, Merrimack, Harvard, and Northeastern Holy Cross, and Union College)
Boston hosts the Hockey East Championships and the Beanpot every year, as well as it has the Bruins.
HS Hockey is big in Mass, while nearly none existent in Pennsylvania.
Maybe Bruins=Flyers, but Hockey in Boston>Hockey in Philly

Look at the 3 M's, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota, and throw in Buffalo for good measure.
Basically if area colleges don't offer Broomball as an intermural, its not a Hockey Town
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