I was bored last night watching a video on Sochi (and how absolutely gorgeous it looks), video is here: I've heard people call it a 'Tropical paradise' before but didn't actually realise it was one! That then got me on to HC Sochi, obviously! So other than having one of the best logos/uniforms in the league during their first few seasons (I'm not a fan of this current rebranding), a fantastic arena, and such a great looking place to live, work and play for the players - why isn't HC Sochi more popular with players/fans etc? Season 1: Playoffs Seaosn 2: Playoffs (4th finish in west conf) Season 3: No Playoffs (just missed out Jokerit) Season 4: Playoffs Current season 5: on track for Playoffs I wasn't aware of their unbelievable PO appearances record till I looked. They just flew under my radar for some reason and they seem to with everybody else? What gives? Their attendances according to hockeyarenas.net are.. well decent I guess but surely with such a great team, great arena and great location they should be filling the place out?! Capacity 12,000 Season 1: 7,556 Season 2: 5,213 Season 3: 5,312 Season 4: 5,453 Is it a demographic problem? I read the population is around 350k people but something like 20% is Armenian. Or is it the location of the arena? But looking on the map its a 40 minute journey from the city centre to the arena, surely for such a well performing team people would take a 40 minute journey?