Now that the NHL regular season is over, let's take a look at NHL team attendance and see how fan attendance compares over the last two NHL seasons and see if anything is different from earlier analysis I have done for NHL average home regular season attendance.
First, I downloaded the NHL attendance data from ESPN for the last two NHL regular seasons, sorted the data and then calculated the t-test for the
last two NHL regular seasons and found that there is no statistical
difference between the home regular season attendance in the two seasons since the partial lockout.
For those curious, the t-test was 0.406 comparing the lockout season and the 2013/14 NHL season using a two
sample equal (and unequal) variance measure and the t-test was 0.445 comparing the 2013/14 and 2014/15 NHL season using a two
sample equal (and unequal) variance measure.