Originally Posted by blayze
Actually, I would say the majority of NHL fans who attend live games are "star gazers" and I'm guilty of this myself. Even the remote chance of seeing someone like Crosby, Stamkos or Ovie do something special is better than no chance at all.
Through my company I'm fortunate enough to have access to front row season tickets, and Pens, Caps, Blackhawks, Wings games are always the first to go.
Tickets for games like Florida, NYI, Buffalo (ie: teams with no marquee players) are always available.
It's just human nature.
I don't know. I think first and foremost people are going to see their team. Then if this is a special occassion (they don't go to every game of the season) they will try to get the most entertaining game. If that means there will be superstars on the ice then that's what they will go for. But I think the most important marketing strategy for teams is winning games.
Also I remember seeing an aweful lot of Talbot jerseys in Pittsburgh before he signed in Philly. People definitely have an appreciation for those depth players who help their teams win games and they know and love these players too.
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