Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/05/05 at 09:31 AM ET
The number one story line heading into the 2005-06 season is fan response. When Major League Baseball cancelled the World Series in 1994, the league suffered a 20 percent drop in fan response the following year. When the NBA lost a significant chunk of its season to a lockout, it took seven years to get back to the league's pre-lockout attendance figures. The NHL seems to be backed great enthusiasm from coast to coast across Canada. Florida is sold out for their home opener, Buffalo is expecting 16-17,000 fans, Nashville is sold out. Places like Washington and Chicago, however, will continue to be soft spots.
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