Found December 31, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings copyrighted “Hockeytown, USA” as a marketing slogan prior to the 1995-96 season, and over the past 17 years, the sustained development of and growth in Metro Detroit and Michigan’s youth hockey programs, scholastic and national team programs, major junior hockey leagues, etc. back up the title as a statewide moniker for a state which always identifies itself by association with the city that holds its heart; Minnesota is no doubt the, “State of Hockey,” and New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and more than a few other states both in the Midwest, Northeast and even the Sunbelt could and maybe should market themselves via similar slogans. As we all know, however, the “Hockeytown” nickname has spawned its share of detractors, and in a very strange twist, the Detroit News’s Eric Lacy reports that another NHL owner says that Mike Ilitch ought to hand over the term to its…well, rightful owner. Here’s what Flyers owner Ed Snider had to say about the term to the New Yo...
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