Games between Christmas and new years always sell well due to people being off from work and school.
4 of our last 5 have been sellouts. Not-to-mention an average of 16,000 over the last 10 home games.
..this thread is a joke.
Also add in a caps game with ovechkin, a rags game that always sell well and niedermayer night I think the last 10 games are more the exception than the norm. To me the only stat that is important is the average over the entire season.
..and yet, turnabout's fairplay.
If you're telling me that the last 10 games shouldn't be focused on, because they're circumstantial.. (Niedermayer, Ovechkin, Rangers, whatever
) ..why can't I say the same regarding the overall average being lower, based on a piss poor month of October??
10 games ago, brings you to November 9th, 2011.. essentially 2 entire months of the season. (Nov. & Dec.
) Our average throughout the month of October (which only had 4 home games, I might add
) was a pathetic 14,000, with two back-to-back home games amassing 12,000 each.
If it's the fact that you feel the Devils should be averaging over 16,000 for the overall
season.. well that's a problem that nearly half the league is facing Jack! Currently, there are 12 hockey teams in the NHL with an overall average of under 17,000.. ranging anywhere from 14,500+ to 16,500+
Furthermore.. the last 10 games may indeed include Rangers, Pittsburgh, and Washington type samples.. but they also included the Islanders, Columbus, and the Buffalo Sabres.. who neither have anyone of marketable value on their team.. but they're not competitive! (ranked 12th in the Conference
10 games isn't a small sampling either. In an arena that holds 17,000+ ..having an average of 16,000 throughout a 2 month stretch, should be applauded for this organization.
15th but filling the place at 99.9%, can't do much better than that.
The NEW YORK RANGERS are ranked 15th in the league in attendance!!! And that's fvcking NEW YORK! Why should I expect anything more from a 29 year old hockey franchise, in the tri-state area?!
..and God willing, maybe in another 56 years, we'll have the same foothold foundation where we can say the same thing.
..dude, you have no fvcking idea how DONE I am with these threads. It's like people just want to complain about something.
When attendance is poor.. the fanbase gets sh!t. THEN.. when the attendance starts to pick up, the fanbase still gets sh!t, because of the ratio of fans in attendance.. and NOW, we're not even going to focus on the last few games where DEVILS fans are in the god damn arena, because it's Christmas break and/or Niedermayer night?! Get real.
Edited by Beezer34, 02 January 2012 - 01:11 AM.