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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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