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A Look At The Secondary Ticket Market With NHL 2015-16 Schedule Released

By Mike Shackil,

Last week, the NHL released their full schedule for the 2015-16 season and tickets were placed on the secondary market almost immediately. With fluctuating ticket inventory at this point, prices are constantly moving, but it is still not too early for hockey fans to think about some of the premier matchups that are teed up.

 With secondary market ticketing information provided by TicketNetwork.com, below are some of the highest-priced games of the season in terms of average ticket price and their get-in price. It’s worth noting that the get-in prices in this early stage are more accurate projections of what the final prices will be.

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IfOnly Offering Memorable Stanley Cup Experience To Benefit Great Cause

By Mike Shackil,

Coinciding with the current Stanley Cup Finals that is happening between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, IfOnly is auctioning an experience to attend a morning skate or off-day practice at the Stanley Cup with ESPN’s Steve Levy and Barry Melrose.

This will give the auction winners unprecedented access to the largest event in hockey with two of the best and most well-known media personalities in all of hockey. Along with four passes for the skate and behind-the-scenes passes to watch tapings for ESPN’s Stanley Cup coverage, the four winners will enjoy lunch with the two broadcasters. This experience is benefiting The Charlotte and Gwyneth Gray Foundation, which was created to raise money and awareness towards Batten Disease, a genetically-inherited disorder of the nervous system that has affected Gordon and Kristen Gray’s daughters.

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Blackhawks Fans Prep For Cup’s Return to United Center

By Mike Shackil,

The Chicago Blackhawks are currently enjoying a period of success that is unmatched in the club's 90-year history in the National Hockey League. After going 50 years without winning a championship, the Blackhawks are now poised to win their third title in the last six seasons, as they are tied at one-game apiece with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this year's Stanley Cup Final.

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Stanley Cup Final Sees High Ticket Prices For Series Opener

from Mike Shackil,

In the 2009-10 NHL season, Joel Quenneville was hired to become the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, and in his first year he achieved the impossible, winning the Stanley Cup. Then he did it again in 2013, and due to his consistent success as the orchestrator in the Windy City, Quenneville finds himself in a familiar spot at the moment, in position to win his third and the sixth Stanley Cup in the franchise’s storied history.

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Conn Smythe Trophy Winner Faces a Potential Upswing in Marketability

from Mike Shackil,

The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing and teams are going full tilt for the illustrious Stanley Cup trophy. While the joy of winning the Cup will prove immeasurable for the championship organization, capturing the Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP can lead to a windfall off the ice for a player.

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Blackhawks Seeing Average Ticket Prices Over $500 For United Center Games

By Mike Shackil,

At times, the Chicago Blackhawks have looked like the best team in the entire NHL this year, but their recent play hasn’t been of the high quality variety expected from a championship contender.

During a stretch in November and December, the Blackhawks went 16-3-1 and had everything clicking on all cylinders. But here they are in April, heading into the NHL playoffs on a four-game losing streak, having dropped all four by one goal.

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Chicago Blackhawks Ticket Prices Reflect Success Team Is Having

By Mike Shackil,

Having two of the biggest stars in the NHL has helped propel the Chicago Blackhawks near the top of the standings annually, and towards the top of the secondary market ticket prices as well. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews might be the best one-two punch in all of hockey, and have revitalized hockey in Chicago, and the Blackhawks fan base. The crowd comes in to watch this team win, which it does often. They are currently 31-17-2 on the season. They have an interesting schedule upcoming for February. Here are the three most expensive games in February, according to TiqIQ.

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Preview for Red Wings Tickets in February

from Mike Shackil,

The Detroit Red Wings have just two home games in the month of February, both against Canadian opponents. The Red Wings currently have the second most points in the conference, trailing only the Tampa Bay Lightning by one point.  Just two points behind them are one of the teams Detroit will host: the Montreal Canadiens.

Below is a breakdown of prices for each February home game, with info on the average ticket price, get-in ticket price, and premium seating.

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Want To See The NHL Skills Competition? Tickets & Hotels Starting At Under $100 Each

By Mike Shackil,

The All Star game may be the main event of All Star weekend, but Saturday night will still have one of the most fun NHL events of the year. Every season the NHL All Star Skills Competition proves itself a truly unique event that brings excitement and fun for all involved. 

This season, there will be the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater, the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, the DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting, the Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay, the AMP NHL Hardest Shot and the Discover NHL Shootout. While this may look like an over-sponsored event, it is still something the fans love to see.

While this ticket isn't going to get as much attention as the actual game, it might actually be a better buy. The average ticket price for the event is going for $214. Just to get into the door of the Nationwide Arena, it is going to cost $86. The skills competition brings an exciting and unique hockey experience for a reasonable price.

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The Stadium Series Returns In 2015 And Tickets Are Just As Popular As 2014

By Mike Shackil, 

The 2013-14 NHL regular season will be remembered fondly as the first full season following the acrimonious lockout the year before.  The Los Angeles Kings were able to win the Stanley Cup, winning three seven-game series in the Western Conference portion of the playoffs before beating the New York Rangers in five games.

One of the other greatest moments of the 2013-14 regular season was the introduction of the Stadium Series.  Several regular season games last season took place at outdoor venues, an event that historically only took place on January 1st for the Winter Classic.  And, thankfully, this year that tradition will return with Los Angeles facing off against the first team they disposed of in last year’s playoffs: the San Jose Sharks.

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Flyers Road to Redemption Begins Now

By Mike Shackil,

The Philadelphia Flyers embark on a 5-game game road trip in which they have already lost the first game. The Flyers fell 5-2 to the New York Rangers on Saturday. This doesn’t help Philadelphia’s cause, as they are 2-8-1 on the road this season. Philadelphia has struggled at home as well, as they sit 6th in the metropolitan division. They currently hold a record of 8-12-3, and are 2-7 in their last 9 games. Philadelphia will need to improve that road record if they want to contend in the Metropolitan Division.

Philadelphia fans are paying an average ticket price of $130.35 to see their team at home. To see the Flyers on the road, fans are paying $144.33 on the secondary market.

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Previewing The Week Ahead In Kings Tickets

By Mike Shackil,

After winning the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons, expectations are naturally high for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings have had a strong start to their season and look to build towards another long stretch of spring hockey following the regular schedule. “That 70s Line” –Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson have been leading the way offensively for the Kings, but the team is looking for more offensive production from their other three lines. According to TiqIQ, the secondary market average price for LA Kings tickets in 2014-15 $139.18. Both home games in the upcoming week will have a price below that average.

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Ticket Demand for the 2015 Ice Hockey World Championships Predicted to Double

from Mike Shackil,

Since 1930, the Ice Hockey World Championships have been held as an individual event to determine the top hockey team in the world. In that inaugural year, only 12 countries participated, but now the tournament features a minimum of 40 teams in at least three different groupings. With such massive global participation, Ice Hockey World Championship tickets are demanded all over the world on the secondary market.

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Previewing The Week Ahead In Bruins Tickets

from Greg Cohen,

With the Boston Bruins currently on the road, they will return home on Tuesday when they will welcome the San Jose Sharks at the TD Garden in a East vs West matchup.  The Bruins are coming off a very successful regular season campaign in 2013-14 as they earned the President’s Trophy by finishing the regular season with league’s best record with 54 wins overall.  However, the Bruins after dispatching the Red Wings in five games in the first round of the playoffs, were upset by the Montreal Canadiens in a hard fought seven game series. Boston Bruins tickets on the secondary market will be below the season average for both of the week’s upcoming games.

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After A Record Season Last Year Avalanche Tickets Are Up by 33% in 2014-2015

from Mike Shackil,

The Colorado Avalanche enter the 2014-15 NHL season on the heels of a record-tying 52-win season last year. The team’s success last year cemented a first place finish in the Central Division of the Western Conference, though the Avalanche would ultimately fall to the Minnesota Wild in the Conference Quarterfinals in seven games. In light of their first playoff berth since 2010, the Avalanche will also see ticket prices rise on the secondary market for home games at the Pepsi Center.

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Sharks Tickets Could Be in High Demand Levi’s Stadium Outdoor Game

By Michael Shackil,

Levi’s Stadium will be the next big venue to host an NHL Stadium Series game during the upcoming 2014-2015 season. While the stadium held its first official sporting event last Saturday when soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes welcomed the Seattle Sounders, it was confirmed the stadium  will play host to a February 21 game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. This all comes after speculation surfaced following  primary ticket outlet Ticketmaster.com leaking a subtle hint on Saturday, posting a link that allowed fans to purchase tickets for the Coors Light Stadium Series game in late February at Levi’s Stadium. The link has since been removed, but Ticketmaster’s brief slip-up suggested the since confirmed big event in the inaugural year of California’s newest stadium.

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