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01-19-2005, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr7andcounting
Also, very good point about attendance of some of these NHL teams. It just goes to show that in hockey there will be no correlation between parity and attendance, because even a team like the Devils, that has been the most succesful team over the last decade and you know is going to be good year after year, don't get good attendace. If the prospect of a succesful season is the difference between sellouts or no sellouts, than why do the Devils struggle with attendace? If it's not a rich hockey market attendance will be slow growing, with or without a cap and forced parity.
Thats why i got a kick out of that joke we call ESPN, when they said they should keep the Devils in the league, because they are part of the grass roots of hockey. The Devils win every year and never draw, i fyou are gonna contract teams you would contract them.

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