Ottawa Senators News – 2013 Senators Updates
One more Original Six franchise has joined the Ottawa Senators in the Atlantic Division, the Detroit Red Wings
. What does that mean for the Senators? For one, they’ll play Detroit and former teammate Daniel Alfredsson more frequently which should spark old rivalries to re-emerge. Following the loss of longtime captain Alfredsson, the Senators acquired star forward Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks
, forward Clarke MacArthur, and defenceman Joe Corvo.
Last season, the Senators knocked out the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs
with a 6-1 victory in Game 5. They would advance to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round but would eventually be sent home. With frequent visits to the postseason, it is no surprise that attendance numbers are one of the highest in the League and Ottawa Senators tickets prices keep increasing. In the past three years prices have steadily increased 22% each season – averaging $73 (2011), $89 (2012), and $109 (2013). It’ll cost you almost double to see the Ottawa Senators on the road (avg. $198).
The most expensive game at Canadian Tire Centre
this season is against the Montreal Canadiens (4/14). The next, Battle of Ontario Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
(4/12) averaging $197. Games against rival Buffalo Sabres
are much cheaper. Fans will spend an average of $88 (2/6) or $78 (12/12) on Ottawa hockey tickets. One must-see road game is the final of six NHL outdoor games which will involve the Senators and Vancouver Canucks
in the Heritage Classic (3/2 at BC Place).