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03-02-2013, 06:23 PM
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Poor economy
Stronger and older Los Angeles fan base
Jaded fans pushed away by the lockout
Majority of games played on work days

That'd be my guess. We have a strong fan base (at least 200k fans via Facebook) its just not everyone wants to dish out the money for gas and tickets if they can just as easily watch on TV. Personally I go whenever I get the chance, but that's because I live so far and I don't get many chances. I can understand the mentality of some fans who only want to go to marquee games. Keep in mind though that the Ducks at 20 years old are still a somewhat young franchise. I don't know how many teams as old or younger have better attendance. The Mighty Ducks also appealed for the longest time to kids. Not all of them have fully grown up and have careers yet. I think with another cup final appearance or win within the next 5 years Honda Center will be more rocking by our 30th year. It is annoying that SJS and LAK are louder but we still need to establish our legacy. We're almost there but not quite.

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