Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NHL attendance could be a problem. Again.

NHL attendance could be a problem. Again.
Last Updated Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006
by Scott Morrison

Gary Bettman is probably right, of course: it is still a little too early to panic.

But be careful because, as Yogi Berra once said, it gets late early out there.

Bettman was referring the other day to some early troubling attendance trends in the National Hockey League, which, as of Tuesday, were showing an overall average decline of one per cent from a year ago, though there have been big increases in Buffalo, where there is hope of a championship, and Carolina, where there is proof of one.

The usual hotbeds, especially north of the border, have continued to fill the seats but, early or not, there is no denying there are some concerns out there.

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