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RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost two months into the NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes once again find themselves in a place no team wants to be. According to ESPN’s NHL Attendance Report, the Canes rank 30th out of 31 teams in attendance, drawing just 11,685 fans per game to the 18,680-seat PNC Arena this year. Carolina, which has spent the majority of the season in dead last, just this week jumped the New York Islanders, who now occupy the 31st spot.

While the optics don’t look great, team management insists the numbers are all part of a greater plan. Carolina’s new ticketing strategy focuses on maximizing revenue instead of filling seats, leading to a significant drop in complimentary and discounted tickets.

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