Do Hartford’s AHL Attendance Figures Mean Anything for its Potential NHL Future?

In remarks given yesterday at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Business to Business Expo, Howard Baldwin, the new owner of the Hartford Wolfpack (or CT Whale) and former Whalers owner, said he’s no longer skeptical of the Hartford hockey market. This, to someone who still remains skeptical of the market potential, seemed like an odd thing to say when half way through the article you find out Hartford is 22nd in AHL attendance with an average of 3,589 fans per game.