Population and Value is in Millions. The value numbers and rank are based on Forbes published values at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. I think it is tough to think that Seattle can do as well as Detroit with the history and friendly hockey nature but what do you think about Minnesota? It’s interesting because Minnesota is big on hockey and they have 4 pro teams as would Seattle if they should they get a team. One thing I’ve heard and I have no data to support it, is that Minnesota follows High School and College hockey more religiously than the NHL.