I just noticed that, having played roughly half the season's schedule so far, 12 different teams have had 100% sellouts this season. That's nearly half the league: Blackhawks Maple Leafs Penguins Flyers Sharks Canucks Bruins Flames Oilers Canadiens Blues Capitals And another six teams -- the Rangers, Sabres, Kings, Wild, Sens and Wings -- are selling at least 96% of their tickets. Finally, a surprise appearance by Nashville at 93.4% and roughly 16,000 fans per game. Putting all our normal attendance arguments aside, these are really strong numbers in a recession. Considering the way people talk about the NHL as having secondhand status these days, fully two-thirds of the league is doing very very well at the gate. Congrats to those teams!