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Nickname for Detroit, whose team the Detroit Red Wings are currently the defending Stanley Cup champions. Their previous coach, Scotty Bowman, who retired at the end of last year's season, has the most records held by any NHL coach - including most Stanley Cup victories. Current players on Detroit's team are some of the best in the entire NHL, including Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan, Igor Larionov, Kris Draper, Luc Robataille, Brett Hull, and Nicklas Lidstrom.

Therefore, unknown poster, if you wish to call Hockeytown an unfitting nickname for Detroit, I suggest you name a town better suited for it.
The Wings play especially well in Hockeytown because of their devoted fans.
by pavel datsyuk March 17, 2003
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1. A nickname for detroit a.k.a. best hockey city in the world.
2. Home of Detroit Red Wings, winner of 10 Stanley Cups including 1997, 1998, 2002.
3. Home of some of the best talent in the NHL including Hatcher, Yzerman, Shannahan, Chelios, Larionov, Lidstrom, Hull, and is Re-adding goile Dominik Hasek. Also, in th past, Lindsay, Howe, and many others.
The 2004 Stanley cup will be won by the boys in hockeytown.
by Trogdor August 08, 2003
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The nickname for Detroit, Michigan.

It is believed that they have this title, because of thier 11 Stanley Cups, the most any American Team as ever had.
"Detroit is the auto city and hockeytown"
by MattC13 July 10, 2008
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Hockeytown and Hockey Town are generic words used in common practice throughout the United States and Canada to identify any town, city or community that has a history and reputation of participating in the sport of hockey.
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Best AMERICAN hockey city. The best hockey city in the world, with the most cups(24), is montreal!
by mayflower September 02, 2004
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Nickname commonly referring to American city Detroit, MI for it's success in the NHL. The original Hockeytown, USA however, is Eveleth, MN, which was the first city to claim the title and is the home of the USA Hockey Hall of Fame.

***Note*** Sports Illustrated and Yahoo! Sports both agreed in 2007 that the title of "Hockeytown USA" should be moved from Detroit, MI to St. Paul, MN and was published in both internet and press articles.
Detroit used to be Hockeytown, but St. Paul has so many more passionate hockey fans, the title was moved.
by Arnie on Ice March 01, 2008
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