Jun 19, 2012, 5:54 PM EST
File this under “reasons to avoid a lockout” – according to SportsBusiness Journal, season-ticket sales are going just swimmingly around most of the NHL.
Among the notables:
—- Dallas Stars, up 5 to 10 percent
—- Florida Panthers, new sales up 148 percent compared to this time last year
—- Los Angeles Kings, expect to sell out of season tickets for the first time since moving to the Staples Center in 1999
—- St. Louis Blues, new sales up “significantly”
The only team that reported decreased sales was Columbus.
Six teams — Calgary, Carolina, Colorado, Edmonton, the New York Islanders and New York Rangers — declined to comment. Of those six, Carolina, Colorado and the Islanders would be the most interesting to know.
- NHL on NBC: Rangers look for a fourth straight win against the Flyers 5
- Ducks score four third-period goals, come back to beat rival Kings 8
- Blackhawks aren’t done talking trades, will look to add another forward 13
- Flyers trade Kimmo Timonen to Blackhawks 32
- Video: Couture fined $5K for slew-footing Smith 22
- Time to start winning — Bruins’ next four games are against non-playoff teams 17
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 14
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 41
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 66
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 29
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (82)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (69)
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs (66)
- Lindros files $3M defamation lawsuit against ex-referee Stewart (Updated: Now $250K) (65)
- The plummeting Coyotes are threatening to fall below the Oilers into 29th place (55)