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#61 NJDevs4978

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

When its a Flyer fan in a horse head mask, you take the picture

 

When you said you got the picture I figured you meant online...why would some clown be wearing that?!


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

When its a Flyer fan in a horse head mask, you take the picture

When you said you got the picture I figured you meant online...why would some clown be wearing that?!


Apparently it's an Internet thing.. I didn't know it at the time, I just figured he was being a "jackass"

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

When you said you got the picture I figured you meant online...why would some clown be wearing that?!

The answer lies within your statement. :P


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

Attendance is up a lot league wide, not just for us. I'm enjoying the increased support from the fans lets not get carried away quite yet


Attendance is up league wide.. but no team has progressed from 30th to 19th in the NHL over the last 6 years, the way that the Devils have. What you see is teams jumping this season.. from 28th in the ranks, to 17th.. when it was 28th where they've been ranked since 2008. The upward trajectory in "attendance average" the Devils have had in recent years (13k in 2010.. 14k in 2011.. 15k in 2012.. 17k in 2013, etc) had them already moving up the ranks to 28th.. 24th.. 22nd.. over these past few years, well before the lockout. Assessing the trend, the attendance was going to continue to go up this season for the Devils REGARDLESS of the lockout, given the track-record.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

Attendance is up league wide.. but no team has progressed from 30th to 19th in the NHL over the last 6 years, the way that the Devils have. What you see is teams jumping this season.. from 28th in the ranks, to 17th.. when it was 28th where they've been ranked since 2008. The upward trajectory in "attendance average" the Devils have had in recent years (13k in 2010.. 14k in 2011.. 15k in 2012.. 17k in 2013, etc) had them already moving up the ranks to 28th.. 24th.. 22nd.. over these past few years, well before the lockout. Assessing the trend, the attendance was going to continue to go up this season for the Devils REGARDLESS of the lockout, given the track-record.


When were we 30th in the league?

Sure, our attendance was always going up, esp with a new arena and all. But this season's quantum leap like jump in attendance is off the pace for our normal trajectory. Also, so far it looks like many teams league wide have experienced a similar increase. We are also basing this off a very small sample of weeknight games vs non-marquee teams, so that's why I said let's not throw a party quite yet.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

Speaking of Flyers fans, got this gem last night during the 2nd intermission

Roflmao, that's hilarious.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

I love seeing less and less away team fans. It's our building and it's nice to finally see our fans say f*ck you to the rest of the leagues fans.

It's awesome to see. If you act like an a$$hole, you'll be treated like an a$$hole. Plain and simple.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

We would still be talking about ailing attendance if we were playing at the CAA.   People are getting compfortable coming to the Rock, especially since it is easier by mass Transit.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

@TGfireandice: Attendance: 17,625 (eighth sellout in nine home games so far)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

today was absolutely a made up sellout - probably 16k in the building.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

today was absolutely a made up sellout - probably 16k in the building.

 

I really do believe that if the Devils are within 1500-2000 unsold tickets they buy the remainder back.  There are times this season where it was "sold out" and it was not even close.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

I wasn't there since unlike the nearly 20000 people that were, I have to work on President's Day :P

 

Given the secondary market prices though, I wouldn't have been shocked at a real sellout, the cheapest pair available last night on StubHub/TicketExachange was $70 per ticket!  For a weekday Ottawa game.  Of course there are going to be some giveaway seats - both sth giveaways and the kid vouchers that factored in for the first time - but still an impressive turnout all things considered.

 

And I do think the Devils rob Peter to pay Paul with the numbers sometimes.  They apparently undersold the Tampa Bay attendance, which seemed to me a bit of a makeup for another stretched sellout.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:42 PM


today was absolutely a made up sellout - probably 16k in the building.

It was pretty close- uppers were filled as usual, it looked like there were quite a few empties scattered in the club seat area (as per ushe). Overall, it was a solid crowd that wanted something to cheer for, but didn't get much.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

I'm convinced they did really well on corporate ticket sales this year. Those boxes and the lowers are usually our weakest link in terms of attendance, and the uppers are almost always full or close to full the past couple years..

 

Whether or not all the employees for those corporations take advantage of the tickets at their disposal is another issue. I think 95-100% of our tickets ARE selling out game-in and game-out, but all of those lower bowl/box peeps showing up is another story.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

They should only count the real sellouts. You know... Like those sellouts MSG always has.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

today was absolutely a made up sellout - probably 16k in the building.

Today looked like any other game so far this year except for the Lightning game. The building has been packed and its nice to see. Obviously the Devils and many teams fudge the numbers but today wasnt bad at all.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:59 PM


Today looked like any other game so far this year except for the Lightning game. The building has been packed and its nice to see.


I'm not so sure the Devils don't sellout the Tampa Bay game also, had it not been for people prepping for the nor'eastern. "Winter-Storm-Nemo" got grossly exaggerated by many folks living in NJ.. and the game itself still drew nearly 15,000 notwithstanding.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

They should only count the real sellouts. You know... Like those sellouts MSG always has.

MSG is always sold out because 60% of their base is corporate purchases.  Even if the suits don't show up, the tickets are still technically SOLD.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

MSG is always sold out because 60% of their base is corporate purchases.  Even if the suits don't show up, the tickets are still technically SOLD.

I love how downstairs at the garden there are about 15% blueshirts and 85% suits.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

I'm not so sure the Devils don't sellout the Tampa Bay game also, had it not been for people prepping for the nor'eastern. "Winter-Storm-Nemo" got grossly exaggerated by many folks living in NJ.. and the game itself still drew nearly 15,000 notwithstanding.

I was at that game and I couldn't believe that it wasn't a sell out. It looked like one from where I was sitting. Even the lowers were packed.


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