Golden Knights To Debut Fan Development Program Blackhawks Ratings Down Despite Team's Success Islanders Fire Coach Jack Capuano NHL ASG Breakaway Challenge Taken Off Roster Golden Knights Working On TV, Radio Deals IOC Says No Deadline On NHL/Oly Participation Sharks Use Individual Seat Data For '17-18 Pricing NHL Teams Ditching Alternate Jerseys In '17-18 Senators Hope For Bump In Attendance Overnight Ratings From Weekend Sports
SBD/February 28, 2013/Research and Ratings
Data Shows Winnipeg Hockey Fans Forgiving Team, But Still Angry With NHL
Published February 28, 2013
COMING TO THE GAME? In December, 55% of hockey fans reported that they had planned to attend a Jets home game if it had not been for the lockout. Now, 55% still say they plan to attend a game. In January, 41% of Winnipeg hockey fans said they were less interested in the NHL season because of the lockout, with about one in seven fans strongly agreeing with that sentiment.
BLAME GAME: While Winnipeg hockey fans are also most likely to continue to blame both the owners and the players equally (40% in January and 44% in December), in January, more fans blamed the NHL owners (32%) than in December (22%), and slightly fewer blamed the players (24% in January compared to 29% in December) (Prairie Research Associates).