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After Game Four Meltdown, 2014 Penguins Playoff Tickets Lowest In Four Years

Apr 25 2014, 10:55pm CDT | by

The Pittsburgh Penguins were founded in 1967 and have have had a lot of success winning three Stanley Cups, four conference championships and eight division championships.  Along the way, they’ve...

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After Game Four Meltdown, 2014 Penguins Playoff Tickets Lowest In Four Years

Apr 25 2014, 10:55pm CDT | by

The Pittsburgh Penguins were founded in 1967 and have have had a lot of success winning three Stanley Cups, four conference championships and eight division championships.  Along the way, they’ve had some of the best players in the sport playing for them, including Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Sidney Crosby.   As a result of the success and talent, Penguins fans have become one of the most passionate in the sport.  While Pittsburgh has a median income that is almost 10% below the national average, Penguins tickets are consistently at the top of the list when it comes to NHL ticket prices.  The Penguins had a season average this year of $204, which was good for 10th most expensive in the league. Every other team ahead of them was either Canadian or in major market, like Chicago, New York or Boston. When it comes to the playoffs, Penguins playoff tickets have been even higher, with three out of their last ten round one games having an average price above $300.  Of those ten games, none has been lower than $200. 2014, however, is another story, with every game in their round one series having an average list price under $200 on the secondary market.

Game five tomorrow night at Consol Energy Center is the cheapest game yet, with an average price of $174 and a get-in price of $87.  That’s almost 40% below the average price of Blue Jackets playoff tickets for game six.  Despite a series tied at two games each, it seems that Penguins fans are throwing in the towel, or at least not spending much money (by historical standards) to see if the Penguins can advance to the next round. While there are issues with the Penguins overall, much of the pessimism stems form their goaltender, Marc-Andre Fluery.  After giving up a three-goal lead and a blue line game winner in game four, Penguins fans have to be questioning if spending their money on a team with one of the most notoriously unreliab playoff net minders is a good decision.  The majority of the games on the Pirates schedule have ticket for under $5. From that perspective, $174 would be the equivalent of 34.8 Pirates games this summer, which is not a bad alternative.  $174 is also enough to get a ticket to any of the games on the recently-announced Steelers schedule .

Of course, for panicking fans, it’s worth remembering that Fluery is a Stanley Cup winning goalie, and that the Penguins have the best player on the planet in their yellow and black.   If they can get things back on track Saturday night, Game Seven has prices that are more familiar to Penguins fans. The current average price for the deciding game seven is $272.35, which would make it the 6th most expensive game for the Penguins in the last four years and familiar territory for fans looking to catch post-season hockey in Pittsburgh.

 
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6 weeks ago

RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Cambodia's Famous Battambang Circus
KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was told to ...
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6 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken into by r ...
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6 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejec ...
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6 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, D ...
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6 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern states la ...
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6 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 mi ...
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6 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry M ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme 2 ...
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7 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Da ...
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