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01/15/2020 at 4:49pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

During this terrible Red Wings’ season, the team is still a success at the box office, ranking sixth in the NHL in average home attendance.

Sure, some of the fans have been no-shows, but the fans who are coming to the games are loud and enthusiastic, despite the Wings owning an NHL-worst record of 12-32-3 (27 points) and a goal differential of minus-81 – by far the worst total in the league.

It’s actually surprising how energized LCA has been more nights than not, and Red Wings legend and new general manager Steve Yzerman has taken notice.

“We know the passion of hockey in this city and our fanbase has been tremendous supporters,” Yzerman told Wings broadcaster Ken Kal last week.

Through Tuesday’s games, the Wings ranked sixth out of 31 teams with an average home attendance of 18,811 (96.4 percent capacity). A total of 451,481 tickets had been sold.

The nightly average is down only slightly from last season’s 19,120 average (98 percent capacity), and the 2017-18 season (19,515 average, 100 percent capacity) when LCA opened.

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