Thursday, January 29, 2009

Slow Day...

Slow day in terms of business news and basically stuff I can write about. I'm still waiting for some clarification on some revenue-sharing related CBA questions before I can move ahead with those plans. So far now, this is what I've got:

NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell and NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy (Yes, they are different roles, apparently) will join Commissioner Bettman on his weekly hour-long talk show; NHL Hour (
The show encourages fans to submit questions via phone and e-mail. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696 or e-mail

Commissioner Gary Bettman will return next week to host with Bill Clement live from the NHL Powered By Reebok store in New York City.
So if you're lucky enough to have Sirius, tune into Channel 204 or 208 at 4 PM for some hockey talk. I'm sure they'll cover some business along with the hot-button issue, fighting. I'll look for the podcast later.

Other than that, I have nothing. So I decided to update you on some small stats from the spreadsheet I use to track attendance (updated recently, in the top right corner of the homepage here). First, the number of sellouts, followed by which team:
  • 26 Sellouts: Calgary
  • 24: Vancouver, NYR, Minnesota
  • 23: Chicago, Montreal, San Jose
  • 22: Pittsburgh
  • 20: Edmonton
  • 17: St. Louis
  • 13: Boston, Buffalo
  • 12: Philadelphia, Detroit
  • 11: Washington
  • 10: Ottawa, Anaheim
  • 8: Los Angeles, Dallas
  • 6: Colorado
  • 4: NYI
  • 3: Nashville, New Jersey
  • 2: Carolina, Tampa Bay
  • 1: Atlanta, Columbus, Florida
  • 0: Phoenix
Riveting. A couple more fun facts:

Largest Crowd: 22,712 in Chicago. Friday, December 26th, against the Flyers. Hawks win 5-1.

Smallest Crowd: 10,183 in Uniondale for the Islanders. Thursday, October 23rd, against the Stars. Dallas wins 5-3.

That's all for now, check back later, but I'm not promising anything.

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