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  1. LadyStanley

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    I agree with what he's saying, but I'm not sure I buy:

    There might be some degree of truth here, but the easier explanation is that the Devils play in the Atlantic Division -- home to three teams playing at 99.5% capacity or higher, plus the Islanders who are an hour away by car. Of course they're going to have high road attendance. The telltale sign is that the Isles have easily the lowest home attendance in the league but middle-of-the-pack road attendance -- ahead of teams like Washington, Tampa Bay, and Toronto and just slightly lower than Vancouver.

    Again I don't disagree with the overall premise, but road attendance is a very poor indicator unless you're willing to go through and subtract divisional games.
     

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