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NHL Numbers Don’t Add Up

from the Globe and Mail,
The league bragged that 3,346,812 fans attended 199 of its games in November. This broke down, the NHL claimed, to an average attendance of 16,818 a game, which was 91.2 per cent of the capacity of its arenas. Anyone who has attended NHL games south of the border this season and looked at all of the empty seats simply cannot believe this, not even management types. One veteran club executive just shook his head this week when the topic of attendance came up. "We're only doing well in Canada," he said. "In the United States, only a handful of markets are drawing -- Detroit, Philadelphia, New York [Rangers]."

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