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So much for Hockeytown South

From everything I've read and seen, I made a bad executive decision Sunday to skip the NCAA regional hockey final at the Coliseum in favor of ... well, let's just say family obligations.

Apparently I wasn't alone, though.

Announced attendance for the double-OT thriller between Miami and Michigan was 3,200, which suggests that a whole lot of locals stayed home. On the surface, that sort of takes the air out of our boast that we're this great hockey town.

In truth, we're not. What we are is a Komets town, and a town that puts a premium on entertainment value. And at $33 per ticket minimum, the NCAA regionals weren't a great entertainment value for locals with no vested interest in any of the participants.

Ben Smith's blog.