If you can't make it to the game for personal reasons or something like that then it's not a huge deal. But fans that don't go to a game all year then show up in the ECF and boo Brodeur if he let's in a soft goal are the people I hate.
Also, if you're not attending games then you can't complain about a woman who writes about the pathetic attendance. And to those same people stop making excuses about the prices or the parking or the weather just admit that the reason you don't support the team is because you're lazy fair weather fans.
I want to see what the Nets attendance is tonight. They have to deal with the same crap at the Meadowlands and they're aren't exactly a championship caliber team like the Devils are and have been.
No, I agree with you about the ECF comment. However, I don't think theres too much of those fans. I think some fans go to one or two games in the opening round, but then will buy more than one game in the 3rd or 4th rounds. I just don't think we have that many casual fans, as we do fans that are budgeting family money and saying "well maybe we can do one or two games in the opening rounds, but then as we get to the finals rounds, i can buy all the games."
I am in college in Syracuse, I cannot make the games right now because of finals, graduation, and I just don't have the time to make itetc, etc. But I'll be at game four in Ottawa because I'll have the time.
Just because the Nets do better doesn't mean they have more fans. THis is basketball, the Nets market just so much better than anything the Devils do (i.e. buy one season ticket, get one free. or giving away autograph jerseys for season ticket holders, have that NETS VIP ACCESS CLUB, and a million other things. I mean they market the team until you cannot kknow the product and the players. The Devils don't do any of that, at all.
But go to an NBA game. People don't go to watch the game. They go to bullsh!t with friends and hang out and pay attention to the last five minutes of the game. It's all casual fans, because basketball is "hip". Let's also not forget the Nets are on YES, a free channel for all of NJ, casual fans can watch their games. If you were a casual hockey fan wanting to watch the game last night, you needed to pay the addition fee for FSNY on Comcast. if you were a casual sports fan, you wouldn't pay that much money for it if you didn't have it. The arena, the start time, and about a million other reasons are to blame for the attendance. I disagree about our fans. I think are fans are fantastic, but there isn't that many of them.
Hopefully things that could change will change. And that starts next year (god willingly).
THe Nets also have $10, 16, 21, 36, and 46 dollar price ranges. If the Devils had prices liek that, there would have been a lot more people at the game last night.
Edited by HellOnICE, 27 April 2007 - 06:46 PM.