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01-08-2013, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by OlTimeHockey View Post
Think here.....a Rag fan not going to MSPee 41 games due to cost would have four nights at NVMC to go to easily, instead of commuting to a few games at MSPee. Of course fan interest is there.....Montreal fans go to the NVMC as well. But LI is not doing well, so there have to be a ton taking advantage of just being able to see cheaper hockey. When the Isle do well, we outnumber them but that's only on even number decades.
The key line in your post. Yes, when the Isles do well, Isles fans buy more tickets. But when the team is terrible (as they have been), it's easy for opposing fans whether they live 5 minutes or 6 hours from the Coliseum to get tickets as the home team's fans don't bother to turn out for games. It has little to do with $$ and everything to do with fan interest.

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