wprager wrote: Dave, rather than quoting your long post, I'll respond to a couple points here.
1. I never said attendance was down. What I did say was that attendance for the top-10 was down slightly from last year's average. Once I got home and used Excel I posted that attendance averages were actually up, slightly.
2. How nice of them to say that, using *new* ways to measure eyeballs, CBC HNIC's viewership is up. I really, really don't even know what more to say about that.
3. I fully expected viewership to be up in this economy. $4K for season tickets or $200 for CI? Not a very tough decision, is it? This may or may not translate to higher revenues, but not until the next TV contract.
Comrade Prager, I simply provide you with information.
Your dogged focus on that singular aspect notwithstanding, the NHL, as enumerated in the previous post, derives its revenues from much more than attendance in its 30 cities.
Seeing as you are the self-appointed *Statsinator*, you may choose to include those ancillary revenues in your statistical calculations, or not.
You can rest assured those who calculate the revenues for the NHL, and decide where the salary cap will be, going forward, do.