Hockey tends to struggle to hold its own with the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the United States.
The other sports tend to dominate on television and that gives them an edge in nearly all popularity polls.
However, that doesn't mean that American sports fans don't love their hockey. The game has passionate fans in nearly all its NHL cities in the United States, but the game has roots in Detroit, Boston and Minneapolis-St. Paul that are far greater than those in Miami or Dallas.
Here's a look at the 10 best U.S. hockey cities.