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10-29-2013, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
Yea it will take some playoff buzz. They'll have to win at least one round and be competitive in the second. Regular season success will likely only provide a small bump in average attendance. Just the way it works in pretty much every city that's gone through a rebuild like the Avs have.
I think if they keep playing well this season, the attendance will slowly go up as the season goes along. Then we should see a good increase next season (if they make the playoffs this season).

The Penguins, Blackhawks, and Canucks are three of the top teams in attendance and they're seen as great hockey markets but they weren't selling out when they weren't making the playoffs. Look at their attendance: Penguins, Blackhawks, and Canucks. They all missed the playoffs for 4+ seasons in a row and didn't see an increase in attendance until they made it back. Once the Avs can show both the hardcore and casual fans that they aren't just a fluke and they're actually back, the attendance will increase.

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