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Fans Came Back In Anaheim

from the OC Register,
During every Mighty Ducks game at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Tim Ryan, wearing his crisp suit and sharp necktie, walks. The Ducks' executive vice president and chief operating officer paces the concourse before the opening puck drops. He roams the arena during intermission. He talks to spectators, shakes hands and listens to the fans. "There used to be questions: Will the fans come back? Will the sport bounce back? How long will people remember the lockout?" Ryan said. His game-time walks answered those questions. Hearing the crowd roar, seeing the seats filled, the concessions busy and the Team Store cash register racing to take in another souvenir purchase, Ryan knows the playoff-charging Ducks have done their part to give CPR to the NHL.
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