Stanley Cup: PATH Series

4/14/2008:

hoboken-hockey-nhl-devils-rangers.gifTotally forgot to mention this last week.

Any NHL Hockey fans out there? Hoboken411 reader (and NJ Devils fan) Mark suggested starting a topic about two of our local hockey teams facing off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (being dubbed the “PATH Series” – Because you can essentially take the train between the two arenas).

He wondered if a majority of the Hoboken, NJ residents would be supporting the state team, or the NY Rangers.

Anyway, the Devils won last night in Overtime, and trail in the series two games to one.

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MF
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8 years 5 months ago

and Detroit is an Original Six and it’s a great hockey town (they like to call themselves hockey town) with a winning legacy

MF
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8 years 5 months ago

and Detroit is an Original Six and it’s a great hockey town (they like to call themselves hockey town) with a winning legacy

MF
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8 years 5 months ago

excellent synopsis by dirty jerz.

i wouldn’t be surprised if the data actually shows what you said and confirms my intuition – that the ticket prices are very high for the Devils, relatively speaking. clearly this is a calculated move. since revenue is a product of two factors – number of seats sold and price per seat – one would have to assume that things have been modeled so as to allow for the highest possible revenue. they believe that taking less people at a higher price will put them ahead. as dirtyjerz mentions…the uppers sell. i can tell you first hand i would go to more games if the price were lower. but it’s a business after all, and this element is there for better or worse.

again, too, considering that they’ve only been around 25 years and with the points dirtyjerz highlights about competition and that the first 6-8 of those seasons were miserable, one could actually argue that they have a high fan base.

you can’t compare things to NY. i’m on the other side of things as a yankee fan, seeing the red-headed stepchild mets. but i recognize there is a world outside of NY – that is one of the worst traits of NY is that egocentric view. so comparing things to the Rangers and the Garden which draw from a city of 8 million and a history of 85 years is kind of pointless.

dirtyjerz
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8 years 5 months ago

Another thing to add. The Detroit Red Wings, a successful club, is also have issues with attendence. Drawing about 2,000 less than in years before.

dirtyjerz
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8 years 5 months ago
Couple issues with attendance 1. 7pm games – It’s tough for me, as well as many fans to get to Newark by 7pm when you work in the city. Since the team is also a “state” team, your fan base is spread throughout the state. The fan base is also divided, with the Rangers, Flyers and even the Islanders having planted their flags long before the Devils arrived. This team has only been around for 25 years. Only now are the first generation Devils’ fans starting to have children to mold. 2. Ticket Prices – I need to find the data, but I believe we ranked in the top 5 of high ticket prices. Also, In case you haven’t noticed, the economy is weak, and particularly in NJ, where it is pretty expensive to live. And this is why the uppers are always sold out. 3. Filled Seats – One great thing about the new arena is you don’t even need to be in your seat to watch the game. If you’re lucky to have the club seats, you have access to the fire and ice lounges. I was lucky enough to sneak in during the home opener and never even touched my seat. Free food and sitting at a nice bar. 4. Lack of Saturday home games – The Devils had about 5 or 6 home Saturday games. Montreal had 17. GM Lou mentioned that they tried to get more but were basically stuck for this year with what… Read more »
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