No way he does that. I don't think he's that type of person.
That being said, it's a sad commentary on the state of this team that only 15,000 showed up to a Sunday night game against the Flyers towards the end of the season. I thought for sure this would have been a sellout/near sellout.
Hate to be the guy that complains about ticket prices... but this stupid tiered system they have definitely hurt weekend attendance this year. The price of the cheapest tickets on Stubhub has increased drastically this season.. and let's not lie... a LOT of fans get tickets from Stubhub. If you'll notice... sections 226, 209, and the corners which were always full last season are ghost towns this year because on weekends and games against Philly and Pit, NO ONE wants to pay at least $45 dollars to sit there! In 2008 and 2009 and 2010, I was getting tickets for anywhere from $8-$15 to sit up there.
The $10 seats are now $35 on the GOLD pricing tier. I know exactly what the team did... they saw that the upper corners are the fastest selling seats that always fill up... so they raised the price and forced fans to move. It completely killed walk up sales as well. The balconies were mostly empty so they lowered the price for season ticket holders.
The sections that are usually empty are the upper corners, and the lower level behind the goals... look at the prices and it's not that hard to figure out. Remember CAA? The ENTIRE lower bowl was $90 a seat. Now, It's $95-$140 to sit in the lower level and get absolutely no perks.
Anyway, this is all ranting and I don't think most of this even makes sense and I'm not going to re-read it... but it sucks. The Devils saw which seats, games, and dates, were the big draws and tried to gouge as much money as possible out of the fans and it's biting them in the ass. Maybe they will learn for next season. They have to support the secondary market... while the price for stub hub will go up before Thursday, there will most likely be 12-14k people there. The Devils have to find a way to get people in the building even if it's cheap so they can spend money on food, merch, and so on... enjoy themselves, and come back and spend more money.