Should have had plan
To the Editor: Recent articles/letters about the Manchester Monarchs didn’t mention the one thing for the drop in attendance for the AHL team.
Between 2001 and 2006-2007 seasons, the Monarchs averaged 8,597, leading the league twice in that span.
Dean Lombardi, GM of the L.A. Kings, on a fan site viewed by many Monarchs fans mentioned in 2007 he would like to see the team closer to L.A.
Attendance dropped to 6,706 in 2007/08, 5,882 in 2008/09, which isn’t bad in the AHL. The final season, 2014/15, it was 5,621, 15th out of 31 teams.
It does make sense to have the team closer to L.A. The AHL should’ve had a plan in place to put another AHL team in Manchester.
Manchester is a tremendous hockey town as the recent NCAA tournament has proved once again.