Each arena in the NHL has its own capacity. Whether or not it is sold out, is up to the players just as much as it is the fans. If a team is going to play badly, then don’t expect 20 000+ every night, unless it’s the Montreal Canadians. The leading team for average attendance in 2010/2011 was the Chicago Blackhawks. They had an average of 21 423 filled seats. In second is… you guessed it, the Montreal Canadians with 21 273. In third is Philadelphia with 19 715, 4th place is held by the Detroit with 19 680 and suprisingly in 5th is the lowly Maple Leafs with an impressive 19 354 average. The bottom 3 are the New York Islanders with a gloomy 11 059, the Phoenix Coyotes with 12 188 and then there is the Atlanta Thrashers who are now the Jets with 13 469. These stats are all home totals. The probable leader for this year will be the Winnepeg Jets. The tickets went so quickly the Jets had draws to determine which lucky winners got their hands on some of the hottest tickets around town. Although the Toronto Maple Leafs had the fifth greatest attendance in 2010/2011 they have the most expensive tickets averaging $76.00 each. Montreal is the second highest with an average of $64.00 and the lowest is the St. Louis Blues with a miniscule $30.00 average. Wish I lived in St.Louis, I’d be buying a lot of those tickets.
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