With the business side of things in the news lately I took a look at our home schedule as it relates to how I think attendance will go. I am hopeful that many fans are excited for the season and will go to more games than they did last season. The Devils do have a few good partial plans such as the All Star Plan and the Flex Plan.
Here is my take.
Oct-8 vs Philly, sellout
Oct 10 Monday, 1pm vs Carolina on Columbus Day-let's hope we don't see a game on a day where 90% of the people either work or will be in school. Could be around 10k.
Oct 13 vs Kings, The Devils should do a promo like free magnetic schedule, it's a good matchup on paper and Devils fans should be psyched for this one, around 14k
Friday night Oct 21 vs SJ, 15k to see Colin White's return to Jersey.
Nov 2 vs Toronto and Nov 8 vs Carolina will have thin crowds unless the Devils do promos since they are both midweek vs teams that won't bring many fans here.
Nov 11, Friday vs Caps,. 16-16k
Nov 23 vs Columbus, Night before Thanksgiving, good night to have a college promo discount, 14k
Nov 26 vs NYI, 1pm start day after T-day, sellout
Dec 8 vs Ottawa, 12k
Dec 16 vs Dallas, Nidermayer might, sellout
Nov 20 vs NYR, sellout
Dec 23 vs Caps, sellout with lots of college students back home
Dec 28, vs Buffalo, a solid 16k as first game after Xmas always draws well (unless a blizzard hits)
New Year's Eve vs Pittsburgh, 16-17k maybe a sellout