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In case you haven’t noticed, VERSUS has their NHL schedule up. I see game 2 in London will be televised beginning at 12 noon ET.
WNYMedia has learned exclusively that ticket prices for the big event have been set from $10 for the first few rows of the 100 level seating bowl, which are labeled as obstructed view, to $203 for those heated club seats under the overhang.
We obtained a copy of the pricing chart through an unnamed contact, but were unable to reach Sabres PR spokesman Mike Gilbert this afternoon for verification or further comment.
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that three regular season home games sold-out in 10 minutes as more than 500 fans lined up at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office to purchase single-game tickets when they went on sale at 9:00 a.m. this morning. The Wild’s home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 4, the Oct. 30 match against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Jan. 18 contest versus the Anaheim Ducks are all sold-out.
In all, fans purchased more than 27,400 regular season single-game tickets through the Xcel Energy Center Box Office and Ticketmaster locations this week. St. Paul’s Pat Vos was the first in line, setting up camp Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
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Tons of information there and I have always heard good things about his site.
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fromm Red Wings Corner,
Babcock has been bringing an edge to the Red Wings, wanting to make his team more difficult to play against. That means better defense, tighter checking and more hitting. It’s also difficult to play against a team with an enforcer.
Bringing in a fighter—and one like Downey, who probably won’t cost much more than $500,000—wouldn’t make the Red Wings a tough team, but it would push them slightly towards mediocre on the toughness scale.
Downey’s play in camp has been adequate. On Saturday, he was irritable (challenging Tomas Kopecky after one whistle and Brad Ference after another) and that’s what the Red Wings want.
Downey’s roster competition comes from his training camp linemate, Russian Igor Grigorenko, who won’t fight, but is supposed to be able to put the puck in the net. The problem is Grigorenko hasn’t shown offensive flash in training camp.
from Rangers Report,
...My personal favorite, though, was Avery talking about his reputation in the press, and how most of the national hockey media is clueless when it comes to him (he actually used the word “stupid” when referring to the Canadian press, which was a bit strong). Then he said that he really only has to answer to us—meaning the media that covers the Rangers. It was a nice touch, although I’d like to hear him take it a step further and say he really only has to answer to me.
more and you can listen to the Avery interview there…
What do you think?
View a slide show of the jerseys and read about them here.
from the St. Petersburg Times,
Lightning goaltender Marc Denis turned down an interview request Friday.
No matter, goaltenders coach Jeff Reese picked up the slack, sticking up not only for Denis, who is trying to resurrect his career after a brutal season, but Johan Holmqvist and Karri Ramo, the other contenders for Tampa Bay’s two goalie spots.
“We’re tired of hearing about goaltending,” Reese said. “I know I am, and I can just imagine how they all feel. I think they’ve got a lot to prove, and I think they’d like to silence a lot of people.”
“I’m not going to dodge it. We have some questions there that have to be answered,” Tortorella said. “My mind is wide open as far as that position is concerned.”
Puckhound61 just posted a link to NHL TV in the KK Forum.
If you are intested in watching the games on your computer this season, I suggest you take a look at it.
I have also embedded the video on the direct page of this post too.
The embed didn’t work very well, so I removed it and will try to make it work.
There is no other NHL team that has used the web to their advantage like the Washington Capitals.
I started receiving a daily email from the Caps titled “Caps Today” with all types of great links in it. It points to audio, links, video and upcoming events.
I would only hope other NHL teams follow the example the Caps are providing us “new media guys”!
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