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  • NHL Attendance Flat To Date; Predators Up 12% In Nashville

    NHL teams are averaging 16,974 fans per game through Jan. 17, flat compared to the same period a year ago. The Blackhawks lead all Western Conference teams with 21,290 fans per game, up 1.7% from a year ago. The Predators are seeing the conference's biggest jump at the gate, up 12.4% at Bridgestone Arena. Two clubs -- the Stars and Blue Jackets -- are seeing double-digit percentage drops in home attendance. The Coyotes are up 4.1% at Jobing.com Arena, but are only filling the venue to 65.1% capacity. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NHL Western Conference through Jan. 17, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for figures from the Eastern Conference (THE DAILY).

    NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 17
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS
    ('09-10)
    Blackhawks
    27
    574,822
    21,290
    108.0%
    20,931
    1.7%
    27
    Red Wings
    23
    445,704
    19,378
    96.6%
    19,363
    0.1%
    24
    Flames
    20
    385,780
    19,289
    100.0%
    19,289
    0.0%
    25
    Blues
    23
    440,450
    19,150
    100.0%
    18,799
    1.9%
    26
    Canucks
    21
    396,060
    18,860
    100.3%
    18,810
    0.3%
    27
    Kings
    24
    433,313
    18,055
    99.7%
    16,858
    7.1%
    23
    Wild
    24
    425,571
    17,732
    98.2%
    18,362
    -3.4%
    23
    Sharks
    24
    421,488
    17,562
    100.0%
    17,556
    0.0%
    25
    Oilers
    21
    353,619
    16,839
    100.0%
    16,839
    0.0%
    25
    Predators
    20
    319,991
    16,000
    93.5%
    14,239
    12.4%
    24
    Stars
    25
    375,300
    15,012
    81.0%
    17,253
    -13.0%
    23
    Avalanche
    23
    343,824
    14,949
    83.0%
    14,061
    6.3%
    20
    Ducks
    25
    364,226
    14,569
    84.8%
    14,993
    -2.8%
    25
    Blue Jackets
    23
    310,379
    13,495
    74.4%
    15,252
    -11.5%
    23
    Coyotes
    21
    233,943
    11,140
    65.1%
    10,699
    4.1%
    27
    W.C. TOTALS
    344
    5,824,470
    16,932
    92.7%
    16,929
    0.0%
    367
    NHL TOTALS
    682
    11,575,998
    16,974
    92.3%
    16,938
    0.2%
    722
     

    NOTES: Attendance figures for the European Premiere Series games have been replaced with the team's home capacity. Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

     

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