With the Mavericks having a down year, the Cowboys not being able to get over the hump and the Rangers in somewhat of a transitional phase, it seems Dallas sports fans are embracing the guys on the ice.

According to the Sports Business Daily, the Stars lead the NHL with a 32 percent attendance increase at American Airlines Center. Despite the growth, the Stars still rank towards the bottom of the Western conference with an average crowd of 17,673.

Still, the improvement is a positive sign for a franchise that is currently boasts a mediocre 11-9 record and often plays fourth fiddle when it comes to professional teams in the metroplex.