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10-13-2006, 08:55 PM
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8000 fans?

thats all there were at the game on thursday?? This is depressing coming from an origonal 6 franchise.. I dont even expect these numbers from the lightning or thrashers anymore...

Im not ragging on chicago or its fan base or anything like that. Im just a little surpised.

A guy i know in chicago said that the Chicago sky get more paper coverage than the blackhawks

Hopefully this changes soon cuz i know they will be good in next few years

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thats all there were at the game on thursday?? This is depressing coming from an origonal 6 franchise.. I dont even expect these numbers from the lightning or thrashers anymore...

Im not ragging on chicago or its fan base or anything like that. Im just a little surpised.

A guy i know in chicago said that the Chicago sky get more paper coverage than the blackhawks

Hopefully this changes soon cuz i know they will be good in next few years
you are ragging, otherwise you would not have posted this.

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A guy i know in chicago said that the Chicago sky get more paper coverage than the blackhawks
not in the tribune

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10-14-2006, 01:08 AM
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you are ragging, otherwise you would not have posted this.
Im not ragging. I just care about NHL attendance everywhere and if the origonal 6 cant hold up im a little worried

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We've had days where the Chicago Wolves have had larger attendence.

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This makes me sad.. what's wrong in Chicago? The idiotic owner.

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you deserve a full house every night i mean
aint havlat a good reason to go watch the ****ing games baby?!?!
but i also heard that the ticket prices are ridic ,is that true???

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10-14-2006, 11:32 PM
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Habs fan here and I truly feel badly for the Chicago fans out there. Is it true you guys can't get home games on local cable? I can't imagine not being able to follow my team as closely as I do. In regards to your attendance figures, you guys gotta do something quick. I'm saying this because I don't want to see a team moved (worst case scenario) because of poor TV coverage and attendance figures. It's already happened here (the Expos), and it really sucks the big one.

So in closing, good luck Chicago. Your season's off to a decent start, let's just hope the fans start swarming in again.

P.S. Try to stay consistent. I can't win any money if I keep betting on what are supposed to be EASY wins against the Blues

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Without local tv coverage it becomes very difficult for fans to relate to and grow attached to their team, not many people can shell out money or go to every game.

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12,000 empty seats.

They really need to start showing the games on TV. It must be the major reason for the poor attendance, maybe people have just forgotten the team exists.

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When ottawa first came back in 92 the attendance was bad.

It will get better , trust me. With your new aquisitions and such, you'll win more games and the city will get into it.

Sure , it's frustrating, but in time , it will turn around. Every team goes through slumps.!

I'm a huge Havlat fan and have been tempted to go down for a visit and see a game.

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10-16-2006, 01:35 AM
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. I'm saying this because I don't want to see a team moved (worst case scenario) because of poor TV coverage and attendance figures. It's already happened here (the Expos), and it really sucks the big one.

Hes got a point. The expos lost their fan base due to stupid issues bad TV coverage and the cleansing of talent from the team to save money. By the time it was too late they were averaging about 4500 fans in their final season. (Of course the 94 strike had ALOT to do with it.)

all this talk about the expos is depressing but i really do see a bright future in chicago so long as you keep people like havlat and khabiboulin. And you have some great prospects like toews.

Sorry for making this topic and bringing bad tidings but now that i think about it everything should be ok.

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When ottawa first came back in 92 the attendance was bad.

It will get better , trust me. With your new aquisitions and such, you'll win more games and the city will get into it.
the hawks have been around since 1926, they're not exactly going through 'growing pains' like an expansion team

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the hawks have been around since 1926, they're not exactly going through 'growing pains' like an expansion team
When was the last time Chicago had a really good team?

You need to be succesfull for people to show up.

I ask as I don't know much about the team, but I will more as Havlat is there.

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You need to be succesfull for people to show up.
Then how do you explain the Leafs?

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thats all there were at the game on thursday?? This is depressing coming from an origonal 6 franchise.. I dont even expect these numbers from the lightning or thrashers anymore...

Im not ragging on chicago or its fan base or anything like that. Im just a little surpised.

A guy i know in chicago said that the Chicago sky get more paper coverage than the blackhawks

Hopefully this changes soon cuz i know they will be good in next few years
I was actually puzzled by all the empty seats on the Wings' season opener.

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There was a time that a certain owner of a certain team gave away cars at home games to entice the fans to show up to his bottom-dwelling Norris Division team... and it wasn't Chicago.

It happens, even in Original Six cities. Fans in most cities want their team to be successful, or at least have a realistic shot at success, or they look elsewhere until the team improves. Rebuild or founder and you retain only your hardcore base. As the Hawks improve, and you can see it happening, the numbers will follow, even allowing for the disenchantment with Wirtz.

There are only a select few markets in the NHL in which success in the standings and at the box office are not directly proportional.

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10-16-2006, 01:19 PM
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I think Chicago has a decent team this year. Very exciting so far, I've been following CHI games since last year : Vrbata, Vorob'ev, Bourque, Calder were real exciting, too bad you lost Calder to much-hated Philly.

I hope to see you back in the playoffs this year

All the best

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I was actually puzzled by all the empty seats on the Wings' season opener.
There was a fairly big baseball game going on.

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There was a fairly big baseball game going on.
know i get it

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Chicago needs those character players they used to have (Larmer, Roenick, etc...). Unfortunately with the salary cap world its tough to imagine players sticking with one team for pro-longed periods of time which is gonna hurt markets that need that superstar that everyone can identify with to their team. In Montreal we're lucky to have guys like Saku Koivu and even luckier we have a fan base that sells out the Bell Center even when we're losing.

If I was the Chicago GM i'd hold onto Handzus and Havlat as long as possible and build the team around guys like this

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thats all there were at the game on thursday?? This is depressing coming from an origonal 6 franchise.. I dont even expect these numbers from the lightning or thrashers anymore...

Im not ragging on chicago or its fan base or anything like that. Im just a little surpised.

A guy i know in chicago said that the Chicago sky get more paper coverage than the blackhawks

Hopefully this changes soon cuz i know they will be good in next few years
thats embarassing 8000 fans for an original 6 team?????????

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