Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/29/13 at 09:35 PM ET
By Nick Tranfaglia of TiqIQ,
The Edmonton Oilers have fallen off the radar since 2006 when they were the Western Conference champions. However, former Oilers player and head coach Craig MacTavish, who brought Edmonton to the Stanley Cup final seven years ago, is back in town as the team’s new general manager. He is hoping to bring winning hockey back to Rexall Place, and the average Oilers tickets are at $235, a 38 percent increase over last season’s average of $170. You can get into the stadium for very low prices as well.
The top Oilers home game this season is reserved for when today’s greatest hockey player comes for a visit. Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be in Edmonton for a Friday night showdown on January 10. How can you miss the only chance to see the NHL’s best offense in Edmonton? The average ticket price is $400, but you can get into Rexall Place for just $94.
Late in the season, the Oilers will face the Ottawa Senators as a part of five-game homestand. The average price for tickets for this Canadian clash on March 4 is $350, which is 49 percent above the average price at home, but the get-in price is only $45.
In addition, as a part of that homestand, the Oilers will host the Minnesota Wild, one of the two teams that switched conferences during the offseason. It will be the first game for Edmonton and Minnesota after the NHL’s break for the Olympics, and you can get into the stadium for the incredible price of $35. The average ticket to check this game out on February 27 is $343.
On November 2, you can witness the other NHL team that is moving conferences, the Red Wings from Motown. The perennial playoff contender provides a very entertaining game wherever the team plays. The get-in ticket price for this contest is $65 with an average price at $334.
Last, but not least, is the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. A few weeks after you see the Red Wings in Edmonton, on November 25, you can check out captain Jonathan Toews, star goalie Corey Crawford and rest of the Blackhawks for the get-in price of just $57. The average ticket price is $333, which is 41 percent above the home average.
The Oilers showed signs of life for most of last year’s shortened season, so they will look to build off that success and take it to another level. They have plenty of potential with their many high draft picks. This could be the year Edmonton ends its long playoff drought. To be a part of a tremendous turnaround, you should get your Oilers tickets today.
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