For those of you who follow the Devils on Facebook, you may have noticed that this afternoon they posted a link to take a survey regarding the most convenient dates and times for you to attend games as they prepare to make their schedule for next season. I live in Monmouth County and work in Ocean County and find it extremely difficult to get to week day games that start at 7PM. I find it even more difficult to get to these games via the train because of the schedules. I would imagine that the majority of fans would agree with me on this whether you live south and west of my area (Freehold) or in Northwestern Jersey (Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon Counties). I go to many games each year probably about 20 but I would go to more if the games started at 7:30. Whenever I go to weekday games I either have to leave work early or make alternate arrangements, and even by doing that I still usually miss the first 12 mins of the first period (no matter how big of a fan you are, who wants to pay to go to a weekday reg season game and miss that much of it?). There are so many times in which I am at the game and notice the Pru Center is embarrassingly empty throughout the first period and steadily fills up to near capacity by the third. I think more people would attend games if they started at 7:30, people get out of work between 5-6 and the fan base for the most part is spread throughout the suburbs of NJ not a big city like NYC or Philadelphia....so whoever thought 7PM start times were a good idea should be fired. So enough of my ranting, get on Facebook to the Devils page (even if you don't have an account you can still view it) and go to their post from this afternoon and click the link to take the surey. It's about 4 mins long and asks your preference for start times of the games on Mon-Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sundays. I'd even be down for 8PM start times but I'm sure that would probably turn away people with children from going to weekday games.
Here is a link to the survey from the Devils Facebook page. It asks other questions about day games and the Columbus Day game. I placed a poll here so that we can see what the general opinions are since the Devils don't show the results.