Scout's Perch: NHL Draft observations from the road
Thoughts accumulated on a two-week trip that took me through eight states and four provinces. Lots of snow and lots of coffee.
1. Two sets of attendance numbers: 6,306, 7,128, 9,288, 12,083, 11,855; 12,453, 13,014, 13,391, 13,578, 13,605. The first are the season lows from 2011-12 for five different NHL teams; the second are the season highs for the 2012-13 Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. There are very few NHL arenas that can match the atmosphere of Colisée Pepsi, and the plans for the New Quebec City Ampitheatre look good. An NHL team in Quebec is good for hockey.