New Jersey Devils Witnessing Post-Kovalchuk Trade Attendance Boost

March 13th, 2010 by Doug Gausepohl Leave a reply »
When the Devils traded for Ilya Kovalchuk last month, they were aiming to improve their hockey team, not necessarily their attendance marks. 

While the results haven't come on the ice in results of wins and losses just yet, it certainly has in the attendance so far.

Flashback to February 5, one day after the Kovalchuk trade, and the day of Kovalchuk's New Jersey debut, thankfully scheduled at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Certainly a must-see game in person.  Only one problem: Weather.  There were reports throughout the day of a snowstorm beginning at night and continuing throughout Saturday, with accumulation reaching and possibly eclipsing a foot.  Not exactly ideal travel conditions. 

I was really contemplating not going to Kovalchuk's debut, and just witnessing it from the comfort and safety of my home, but I decided that if it was really too bad to drive on the way home, I could pull over and stay in a hotel for the night. 

One of the biggest Devils junkies I know (yours truly), barely willing to go to the Jersey debut of one of the best players in the NHL.  I could only im ...

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