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03-19-2013, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
Minor point: the Jackets under MacLean padded the attendance. When Howson arrived, the only number reported was actual people in the stands, not simply tickets out (sold or comped) whether they were used or not.
Thanks for that info but doesn't really change the Org being in a lot of trouble for gate and it looking like the subtraction of Rick Nash is making a difference as of course expected.
Just seems like this is only going to get worse without a big name marquee player in the lineup. My take is a Rick Nash in a Columbus market will prove in time to have been worth 1-2K tickets sold/game. Right now the difference standing more around 600 but expect that number to grow in time as interest wanes.

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