Apparently Detroit has been stripped of it's title of "Hockeytown USA". I don't know who would go about making this decision, but it seems to me it would have to be more than one person. Not only that, but I would think it would have to come from people all over the country in a nice well-educated thought out process.

Nope, I was wrong Ross McKeon gets to make the decision. Not only does he get to strip Detroit, but he gets to award it to someone else as well. So I want to know, what's his criteria for selecting his new Hockeytown.. apparently it's himself and his whims.

Wow- Minnesota is the most hockey mad state, next thing you'll know he'll be making outlandish claims such as Nashville is "MusicCity, USA", and Wisconson is Cheeseland. Who appointed him?

Ahh Columbus, you apparently don't get hockey, because your too busy with Ohio State and NASCAR. Nevermind that until this season the Blue Jackets never put a team on the ice worth watching, and that Columbus has done, by all accounts, a fantastic choice of hosting the NHL draft, and their fans were rowdy enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

You know what makes good hockey fans? WINNING. You know what makes poor hockey fans? LOSING. That's why everyone hates Maple Leafs fans... I kid I kid. But in all seriousness smart fans don't show up when the team is losing. Most teams pay attention to bottom lines, and if the building's full they feel they are doing something right, whether they are winning or not. But if the fans send the message they will not show up unless the team wins, then the owners will get the point.