Where Have You Gone, David Putty?

Where Have You Gone, David Putty?
January 9, 2007, 2:44 am
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So the Devils have been one of the better teams in hockey for years, putting a winning product on the ice every season, backed by the always steady Martin Brodeur. They're a lock to make the playoffs every season, they've hoisted the Cup three times in 15 years, and they've taken the division the last two seasons. Why then do they continue to have trouble filling the seats at home games, despite opening a brand new arena this season and hosting their turnpike rivals? Sure the trap they were once famous for had to be as boring in person as it was on-screen, but they are always winning.

After beating the Penguins in style two nights ago, the Flyers got spanked by the Devils last night, 4-1, despite scoring first on a great cycling and deflection play. The Flyers were again grossly outshot (39-14!), and Dainius Zubrus rose to the occasion against his former team, scoring his first two goals of the season.

But if you watch the video after the jump, you'll see a sight that has to have the Devils' brass disappointed again this season: half the seats were empty. That's just embarrassing. Even in the Flyers' worst-ever season, the fans were at the Wach.

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