Sean Shapiro of The Athletic takes a look at the crowds for NHL games.
For instance the Wings are averaging 16,469 and playing at 84.4% capacity at the LCA.
The Penguins and Red Wings, for example, didn’t put in COVID-related protocols for fans when it comes to tests and vaccinations out of fear they would push away certain parts of their fan base.
Detroit also has a season-ticket holder contingency based in Canada that hasn’t been able to cross the border as easily because of the COVID-protocols. With a more relaxed border, it’ll be interesting to see how that impacts the number at the gate for Detroit moving forward.
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