Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/17/05 at 09:29 AM ET
Gary Bettman might be bursting the buttons off that little vest of his upon news that attendance, revenue, the salary cap and everything else is going up, but post-lockout numbers in some of the non-traditional markets suggest all is not well. Not unless it's considered progress when division-leading Carolina is drawing 11,000 a game (announced), or a visit by the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning this week drew just 12,286 in Anaheim, or Nashville is stuck around 11,000 and change. Or that the Panthers, once a sold-out, rat-chucking Stanley Cup host, now boast all the atmosphere of a meat locker. Announced crowds have been in the 10,000 range, but estimates from those outside the Panthers organization are closer to 8,000 or 9,000.more
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