To the OP., What city do you favor or enjoy visiting? When you figure that out, IF they have a NHL team, research the players you would be rooting for and catch some games... live games are best obviously,.. and IF you by chance can skate,.. get your ass a stick, puck, gloves and get on the rink,.. THEN you will understand the rush hockey brings.Obviously, I've been to Columbus. Other cities with hockey teams I've visited off the top of my head include San Jose, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York/NJ, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Tampa... my favorite city of these is easily Minneapolis. (Most of my college friends live there).
If you rank and root for the other 27 teams, you can't lose then.
For cryin' out loud...pick a team and cheer/support them. It's not a life and death decision.
And really, no one cares.