Best Home Ice Advantage In The NHL: Three Reasons It Belongs To Tampa Bay

Toronto considers itself to be the center of the hockey universe. Montreal is home to the most Stanley Cup champions in history and treats hockey with a reverence more appropriate for a religion than a sport. Detroit assigned itself with the moniker of Hockeytown in 1996, then bought the rights to the trademark three years later. But none of them have the best home ice advantage. Tampa Bay? The city didn’t even make the top 10 list of then-ESPN writer Craig Custance’s ranking of the best hockey markets in the United States two years ago. But when it comes...

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