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  • Stars Seeing 27% Drop In Attendance Despite Sporting NHL's Best Record

    NHL Western Conference teams were averaging 16,550 fans per game through Tuesday, down 1.4% from the same period last year. The Blackhawks lead all clubs with 21,402 fans per game at United Center. Despite having the league's best record through Nov. 8, the Stars are seeing the largest decrease at 27.6%. The Coyotes are also seeing a double-digit decrease, down 10.9% in average attendance. See yesterday's issue for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

    NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH NOVEMBER 8
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10-11)
    Blackhawks
    8
    171,215
    21,402
    108.5%
    21,070
    1.6%
    10
    Red Wings
    8
    160,528
    20,066
    100.0%
    19,086
    5.1%
    7
    Flames
    8
    154,312
    19,289
    100.0%
    19,289
    0.0%
    8
    Blues
    5
    95,750
    19,150
    100.0%
    19,150
    0.0%
    6
    Canucks
    6
    113,160
    18,860
    100.0%
    18,860
    0.0%
    7
    Kings
    8
    144,789
    18,099
    99.9%
    18,060
    0.2%
    6
    Sharks
    6
    105,372
    17,562
    100.0%
    17,562
    0.0%
    6
    Wild
    8
    135,726
    16,966
    93.9%
    17,456
    -2.8%
    9
    Oilers
    8
    134,712
    16,839
    100.0%
    16,839
    0.0%
    6
    Predators
    5
    82,361
    16,472
    96.3%
    16,111
    2.2%
    6
    Avalanche
    6
    90,439
    15,073
    83.7%
    14,702
    2.5%
    6
    Ducks
    5
    75,131
    15,026
    87.5%
    14,618
    2.8%
    7
    Blue Jackets
    7
    91,006
    13,001
    71.7%
    12,727
    2.2%
    8
    Coyotes
    8
    80,191
    10,024
    58.5%
    11,246
    -10.9%
    7
    Stars
    7
    70,009
    10,001
    54.0%
    13,807
    -27.6%
    8
    W.C TOTALS
    103
    1,704,701
    16,550
    90.5%
    16,781
    -1.4%
    107
    NHL TOTALS
    210
    3,585,028
    17,072
    93.1%
    16,977
    0.6%
    203

    NOTES: Attendance figures for the Compuware NHL Premiere series have been replaced with the team's home capacity. All NHL attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. '10-11 NHL figures include data for the Atlanta Thrashers, who relocated to Winnipeg after the season.

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