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The Real Hockeytown

06/15/2022 at 10:19am EDT

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

Hockey. Made in America. Nobody does it better than Denver.

We are the real Hockeytown, USA. I defy anyone to tell us we’re wrong.

The best hockey in the country is played along a six-mile stretch of road between the barns the Colorado Avalanche and DU Pioneers call home, in rinks where the vibe, like the lamp, is constantly lit....

Deal with it, Detroit. You’ve forfeited any legit claim to being called Hockeytown, USA.

OK, I can hear the bellyaching in the Midwest from 1,200 miles away. Yes, the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Red Wings have both won championships in the same calendar year three times, most recently in 1998.

The Wolverines, as Sakic duly noted, are “in Ann Arbor (40 miles from Detroit)! We’re 10 minutes right down the road from DU.”

And please remind me: Do the Red Wings still play hockey?...

here’s no happier place to be a puckhead than Denver, Colorado.

We live in Hockeytown, USA.

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