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Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

Posted on: November 20, 2011 7:10 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2011 11:35 am
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ticketsBy: Adam Gretz

After months of guessing and speculation, Sidney Crosby will finally make his return on Monday night when the Penguins host the New York Islanders at the Consol Energy Center.

The big winners, aside from the Penguins who are getting their captain and best player back after missing nearly a full year of action, are looking to be the folks that enjoy making an extra buck or two on the second-hand ticket market.

Penguins tickets have been a hot item for several years now as the team is currently riding a consecutive sellout streak of well over 200 games, and as should be expected the prices for Monday's game on the team's official Ticket Exchange, as well as websites like StubHub, have seen a sudden spike following Sunday afternoon's announcement.

As of this posting on Sunday evening at 7 PM ET, the cheapest ticket for Monday's game on the Penguins Ticket Exchange is over $143 for second level tickets. And they quickly go up. The most expensive? Some opportunistic fan that is offering his seats in section 205 (just inside the blue line of the end the Penguins shoot at twice) for $690.00 ... each. Tickets in that section have a face value range of between $60 (Standing Room Only) and $100.

Good luck with that.

Most seats are north of $200 and $300.

The cheapest seats on StubHub, again, as of Sunday night, range from $115 to $345.

Just as a comparison, tickets for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Blues range from $69.86 to $115 on the team's Ticket Exchange, before going up to a mininum of $86.25 on Friday to a maximum of $400 for Friday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

It's a good bet that those numbers will continue to rise leading up to faceoff on Monday evening.

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Comments

Since: May 20, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

being in Canada, we don't get the same intense exposure ESPN does for this type of thing as our media coverage although includes Crosby, it's more of a Crosby watch, but not the only thing they cover. Tune in to the CBC feed on a Saturday night for the best hockey coverage out there.


are you serious????

The media coverage of Crosby in Canada is probably 10x as intense as in the states on ESPN.  All Canadian highlight shows focus on in Canada is hockey, whereas Hockey is no where near as important in the States.  To be perfectly fair, I never watch ESPN but pretty much every single day since Crosby went down, there's some sort of update on him on Canadian TV.  Hell, on the TSN website just this morning, he was the feature story, not to mention the fact that the first 7 highlight videos were devoted to him too.  CBC is just as bad, they've got probably three different cameras on him every single game.  Sportsnet is just the same. 

Maybe I'm wrong, but if you think that there's not too much Crosby coverage out there, I'd definitely have to politely disagree.



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

hope he does great though got him on my fantasy team !!!!!!!



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

enjoy it while you can pittsburgh , one little hit and he is done ( just like lindros ,savard ,etc.) players don't come back the same from head injuries the same , he might start of great ... but then he is done



Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

being in Canada, we don't get the same intense exposure ESPN does for this type of thing as our media coverage although includes Crosby, it's more of a Crosby watch, but not the only thing they cover. Tune in to the CBC feed on a Saturday night for the best hockey coverage out there.



Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

Im not saying that he isnt good or that his story doesnt warrant some coverage but when thats all thats been talked bout since October when theres actual games being played and the season is 25% done i think its over kill. The NHL is more then Crosby but if all you had to go on was ESPN or NHL.com youd think there werent even games being played.



Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

Mags> Malkin is not as good as Crosby. He can be as good some nights, but Crosby brings it every night he plays while drawing 1st defensive pairings instead of 2nd like Malkin. 66 pts in 41 games last year. His pace crushed everyone. Crosby is not the Kid anymore and his perception of whining is not an issue anymore. He has matured and is by far the best player in the game. It should get a boat load of media when any sports best player comes back, as it's good for the league, ask any player.



Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

Yeah you talk about top players when they actually play. Crosby has done nothing relevant for hockey in almost a year yet thats all the media seems to care about. While there are teams actually playing a season the 2 mins ESPN gives hockey a night is about Crosby playing not about whats happen in the NHL. Pitt fans care cuz hes there guy but to me and the other fans of the other 29 teams in the league wed like to see coverage on hockey not one player that hasnt even suited up for a game. Crosby isnt even the best player on his team. I think Malkin has more all around talent then Crosby. Like i said before maybe its not Crosbys fault but the media should cover the sport not a player that hasnt even played. If the biggest story in the NHL is about a player thats not even on the ice what does that tell you bout the media coverage of the sport.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

The media has a man crush on all of the top players in every sport, and that's because THEY ARE THE TOP PLAYERS.  Are they supposed to hype up 4th line enforcers? Backup goalies? What the hell do you want from them? They talk about the top players because the fans care about them and want to hear about it.

Who do we hear about all the time in the NFL? Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, etc.... NBA? LeBron, Kobe, Wade, etc... MLB? Pujols, A-Rod, Jeter, etc.... All the top players! So why shouldn't we expect to hear about Crosby when talking about NHL? The kid has won a Cup, MVP, an Olympic Gold Medal in which he scored the golden goal.... He's been the best player in the league, and he will go down as one of the top 10 players of all time.  

Unfortunately when you're the best player in your sport, fans are going to hate on you.  But guess what, those same fans would sit at home and pleasure themselves to the thought of Crosby joining their team.  Yeah, you Flyers fans, Rangers fans, etc.... if Sid signed with your team, you'd be acting like a kid on Xmas morning, you'd be buying your Crosby jerseys right away... And you know it's true.     
 



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

Anyone stupid enough to pay over $200 to see Sissy Crosby.....I got ocean front property in Arizona that I'll let go real cheap.

can't wait to see someone level his whimpy arse......if not for the entertainment value than to see how much the fine will be.



Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Want to see Crosby's return? It will cost you

who cares i cant stand Crosby. maybe its not his fault but the NHL and the media have such a man crush on him that he gets whatever he wants. the guy hasnt played in almost a year and all you hear about is whens he coming back. there are 30 teams and hundreds of players and they make it sound like the league will fold if he never plays again. I hope someone lays him out tonight and im sure there be a penalty or even a suspension cuz there is a seperate set of rules for the NHL's golden boy.


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