Someone that asks this question and includes Pittsburgh which is always on the verge of losing their team and leaves out NYC and Philadelphia doesn't know hockey.Who do you think has the best American Hockey Market/ Best Fans?
Minnesota, Detroit, Buffalo, Pittsburgh?
I feel bad for the Hawks who have a bad owner, probably among the worse, from what I heard.Chicago has some of the best fans/loudest fans, and if the team can get to form, the fans will get back into it, they are just playing the waiting game and watching from the outside.
Overall, i'll say Philly, Rangers, Colorado, Detroit and Minnesota.
thats true but mainly becuase the tigers made it to the series in '06, also becuase america has many many many more baseball fans, and they are one of the most popular, and the pistons (as the nba in america- (also more popular than the nhl) are a very popular team in the NBA so its hard for the red wings to compete with that as far as popularity goes. I think most people in detroit are too caught up with those teams to focus on how well the red wings do as a team.Well they cant sell out there games. As to were other sports in there city can.
Gotta agree with you there..a flyer fan wont think twice before throwing a punch for their team lol..even at the garden,CAA etc etc...dont do it in newark though..we got snipersDetroit is not hockey town, when they sucked in the 80's, the building wasnt always packed and these days they dont sell out tickets like they used to when they had a small dynasty going on, I would say Philly has a good hardcore fan base.