I live in Texas. I know all about football freaks, Heaven help me, they're lunatics for football here... and pretend to know nothing of hockey. This, despite the FACT that the current Calder Cup winning team sells out every single game here in Austin. It's all about the money, and which franchise gets the tv dollars flowing, etc.
If I lived in or near Detroit, I would certainly have season tix to the Wings. But I guess having such a great franchise right under their noses makes some locals complacent. Very lucky to live near enough to attend...
But when they do actually appreciate hockey in your city and there's a great franchise, sadly, you can't afford any of the tickets.
Gustav Nyquist-Henrik Zetterberg-Johan Franzen
Justin Abdelkader-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Jurco
Tomas Tatar-Riley Sheahan-Darren Helm
Drew Miller-Luke Glendening-Joakim Andersson
Daniel Cleary, Andrej Nestrasil and Stephen Weiss (groin, IR) were in gray jerseys usually worn by players who'll be scratched the next game.
Jonathan Ericsson-Niklas Kronwall
Kyle Quincey-Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith-Jakub Kindl