Theres no way youve got NO spare money to support your team.
In a country still in the middle of a recession there sure as hell are people who don't have the money. I watched about 30 people where I work get laid off or forced into retirement last month. Sitting at a hockey game may not be a good risk if you have an uncertain future.
I have my playoff tickets. I sold some of my regular season games to make sure I had some extra money. I feel very fortunate to be able to do that in this economy.
It's amazing some of the arrogant comments people have made here on this subject. I wish none of you people the uncertainty of unemployment. I had a (luckily) brief layoff last year. Its terrible. I can guarantee that the last thing on your mind will be hockey tickets.