One number that caught my eye today was the number of tickets available for the Flyers game against the Islanders tomorrow night at the Wachovia Center.
Approximately 2,000 tickets remain for the 7 o'clock game, a number you would never have seen a few years ago and one that's ever higher than usual this season. Generally about a 1,000 or fewer tickets have still been available for purchase for many of the other team's dates this season.
According to ESPN, the Flyers rank fourth in attendance, averaging 19,324 through 13 home dates. That average stands only behind chicago (21,471), Montreal (21,273) and Detroit (19,704).
Evidence of these economic times? Probably, along with the fact it's a Tuesday game against an opponent that doesn't move the meter like others in the league.
Thursday's Dollar Dog Night promotion for the evening game against Carolina should help stir interest for another non-weekend date.
The Flyers finished fourth in attendance last season, averaging 19,556.