Originally Posted by Janssen25
Are you serious? Boston was averaging right around 15,000 a year since moving to their new arena until they started winning in '09. Don't act like Boston has some hardcore hockey fan base. Theyre about as fair weather as it gets.
You're actually wrong about Boston's hockey fanbase. Throughout the 50's,60's,70's,Boston was a hockey town! Bruins filled the Garden on a regular basis! Championship winning Celtics struggled to put 6000 in seats until the late 70's-early 80's! A loyal Bruins fanbase stayed away from the new "Fleece Center" in droves because owner Jacobs failed to invest money in the team. Trust me,i scored great seats for B's games in the mid 90's. In some case,20-40% below face value from scalpers. Jacobs turned it around by bringing in Neely,Chiarelli,and spending to the cap! I personally hope the Devils stay in NJ,Quebec will eventually get another franchise.