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     TODAY: NHL Attendance Through November 3
        HOME   '96-97 YEAR-TO-DATE     '95-96      +/- '95-96
TEAM    DATES  AVG.    TOTAL   %CAP     AVG.     DATES   SEASON
MON^      7   20,733  145,134   97%    18,233    + 20%    + 14%
PHL^      6   18,686  112,113   96%    17,345    +  8%    +  8%
NYR       8   18,139  145,114  100%    18,200    -  1%    -  1%
TAM^      5   16,467   82,333   84%    18,868    -  9%    - 13%
PIT       4   16,008   64,033   93%    16,467    -  2%    -  3%
BUF^      5   15,634   78,172   84%    13,732    + 25%    + 14%
BOS       7   15,296  107,070   87%    17,474    - 12%    - 12%
NJD       7   15,189  106,324   80%    16,493    -  1%    -  8%
WAS       6   15,053   90,318   83%    15,155    + 10%    -  1%
FLA       6   14,703   88,218  100%    13,279    + 27%    + 11%
OTT^      5   14,564   72,821   79%    13,251    + 58%    + 10%
HAR       6   13,173   79,040   90%    11,983    +  3%    + 10%
NYI       6   10,195   61,172   63%    11,356    - 11%    - 10%
        HOME   '96-97 YEAR-TO-DATE     '95-96      +/- '95-96
TEAM    DATES  AVG.    TOTAL   %CAP     AVG.     DATES   SEASON
DET^      7   19,961  139,747  101%    19,930    +  1%    +  1%
CHI       8   17,429  139,428   85%    20,415    -  6%    - 15%
SJS       5   17,392   86,958  100%    17,190    +  1%    +  1%
ANH       7   16,926  118,483   99%    17,155    -  1%    -  1%
VAN^      7   16,603  116,218   90%    17,796    -  6%    -  7%
CAL^      6   16,061   96,363   85%    18,000    - 14%    - 11%
COL       8   16,061  128,488  100%    16,017    +  1%    +  1%
EDM^      7   15,859  111,015   96%    12,335    + 33%    + 29%
TOR       8   15,646  125,168   99%    15,730    -  1%    -  1%
DAL       8   15,550  124,402   92%    15,572    +  7%    -  1%
STL       7   15,375  107,623   80%    18,806    - 12%    - 18%
PHO^      7   14,937  104,561   92%    11,315    + 66%    + 32%
LAK       6   11,527   69,164   72%    13,551    - 16%    - 15%
          NOTES:  Buffalo and Philadelphia are playing at
     the larger Marine Midland and CoreStates Center,
     respectively.  Tampa Bay plays at the smaller Ice
     Palace.  Montreal and Ottawa start their first full
     seasons at Molson and Corel Centres, respectively.
     Phoenix relocated from Winnipeg and plays at the larger
     America West Arena. Detroit increased capacity slightly
     from '95-96.  Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver decreased
     capacity slightly from '95-96.  The '95-96 average is
     for the season as a whole.  The '95-96 comparisons are
     for both the season as a whole and through the same
     number of home dates.  Overall, the league is averaging
     15,973 per game and is playing to 90% capacity.
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