Montreal Canadiens News – 2013 Canadiens Updates
Although the Montreal Canadiens finished on top of the Northeast Division last season, they exited early from the NHL Playoffs. As a No. 2 seed they were outplayed by the Ottawa Senators who advanced to the second round after a 6-1 victory in Game 5. The Montreal Canadiens roster did not see much activity this offseason; the signing of George Parros and Daniel Briere are the two notable additions. Can the Canadiens stay competitive with the addition of the Detroit Red Wings to an already competitive Division?
As a member of the Original Six, the Montreal Canadiens have some of the most historic rivalries in the NHL. Like the New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox, the Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins
rivalry is considered “one of the greatest rivalries in sports.” The two inaugural teams have played each other more times than any of the other NHL teams. Of the two regular season matchups in Montreal between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, Canadiens tickets to the mid-Match game are the cheapest (avg. $239). The Montreal Canadiens will open the regular season at Bell Centre-QC
against the Toronto Maple Leafs
in what is known to be the oldest NHL rivalry. Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs tickets to the home opener are averaging $331, the most expensive game between the two teams in Montreal this season.
Two of the four most expensive games at Bell Centre-QC will be played against the newest member of the Eastern Conference – Detroit Red Wings
. Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings tickets are averaging $349 (4/5) and $342 (2/26). The most expensive game this season will be played against another Original Six member and Stanley Cup Champs Chicago Blackhawks on 1/11 (avg. $365). Montreal Canadiens tickets this season are currently averaging $207, a similar price to last year which was $209.