Colorado Avalanche News – 2013 Avalanche Updates
9/10/13 - The Avalanche hope to return to their glory days under the leadership of Hall-of-Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, the team’s new head coach and vice president of hockey operations. Roy hopes to realize the potential of 2013 overall #1 draft pick Nathan MacKinnon and challenge for a top spot in the realigned Central Division
. The average price for Avs home tickets in 2013-14 is $82, third cheapest in the league and 53% below league average. The most expensive game at the Pepsi Center is the home finale on 4/6 against the Penguins
, averaging $122.
3/22/13 - The Colorado Avalanche roster didn't see much change this off-season; instead Colorado re-signed many of their free agents and added Pierre-Alexandre "P.A." Parenteau, Greg Zanon, and John Mitchell. The Avalanche recently handed the Chicago Blackhawks their first regulation loss of the season and snapped their point streak in a 6-2 victory. Mitchell contributed a goal in the win while Matt Duchene had four points for the Avs. Colorado nearly ended Chicago's streak two nights prior; but, lost 3-2. The "streak busters" hope to gain confidence from the experience as they begin the second half of the shortened NHL
The most expensive match this season will be played against rival Detroit Red Wings
(4/5), averaging $95 a seat. Not every Avalanche game has a high price tag though — Colorado Avalanche tickets were second cheapest in the NHL at the beginning of the season. Avalanche tickets saw a 33% decrease since last season and are averaging $53 at Pepsi Center
. It'll cost you $36 more to see the team on the road. At the start of the season there were tickets available to every home game for $30 or less.
The Colorado Avalanche share the Pepsi Center with the Denver Nuggets
). Nuggets tickets are almost double the cost of Avalanche tickets. The second half of the Avalanche schedule includes a second Chicago Blackhawks
meeting at home and six matchups against division opponents.