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Dater’s Daily: Avalanche Opening Night Ticket Prices Steep, Tortorella Hyped




A good Friday to all. Another scorcher on tap. Let’s do some hockey notes, thoughts and whatnot, starting with some pretty steep ticket prices for Avalanche opening night against Chicago Oct. 12:

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  • Bring your wallet if you’re going to opening night. On the Avalanche website, where you click on “Tickets on sale now”, the lowest prices I saw were $189 for upper deck seats, with lower bowl tickets going for as much as $1,250. (Avalanche website)
  • New coach John Tortorella is uncertain whether the Philadelphia Flyers will name a captain for next season.
  • Tortorella seems geeked up to coach the Flyers, despite the team doing not much at all in free agency (Philly Hockey Now)
  • Possible trade partners for Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Hockey Now)
  • Nashville got a pretty good player yesterday (
  • Sounds like the Sharks are hiring former Avalanche assistant David Quinn as their next coach (San Jose Hockey Now)
  • The Boston Bruins aren’t expected to be major players in the Tkachuk NHL trade sweepstakes.
  • Can Kasperi Kapanen finally become Kasperi Kapanen for the Pittsburgh Penguins after they signed him to a two-year, $3.2 million extension?
  • Our Stefen Rosner isn’t giving up on his advocacy for the New York Islanders to acquire Vladimir Tarasenko, who could become available on the NHL trade market if the Blues make the expected push to acquire hometown boy, Matthew Tkachuk.
  • Have the Washington Capitals improved or are they in decline? Sammi Silber has the answers!
  • Despite a recent report that said J.T. Miller and the Vancouver Canucks were close on a contract extension, Miller said that’s not the case.
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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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Glen Hostetler

I had presale access and the cheapest opening night tix I saw were $184. Nope.


Kadri has a better record than Niedereiter at $8m for 2 years


Let’s face it – – attending Pro Sports isn’t for the masses these days. Or even the middle class unless you like to blow part of your monthly grocery budget on one night out. Pretty soon they won’t have regular fans or seats – – just luxury boxes all around the stadium. They can pipe in fake fan noise. Maybe new “virtual realty” glasses will give that in stadium feel. The beer will certainly be cheaper.

Glendon Gulliver

Niederreiter had 24 goals and 44 points last year. His contract is where is should be. He is a career 40 point/year forward. I think it may be time to move on from Kadri. Team cannot sign Kadri to the contract he already had without getting rid of some players. Nashville has gotten better with their signings. Time to look at Compher at 2C and then what to do about making the 3rd line better. Right now the team has Newhook, Meyers, and Sedlak. Sedlak is known more for defense than offense. Meyers is an unproven rookie. Maybe getting Rodrigues,… Read more »

Jeffrey Anderson

Get Erod and either Heinen or Milano for what sap space they still have available! Those would be 2 players that fit nicely with Avs style/systems and are middle 6 forwards that can finish.

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