NHL Hockey Tickets Score on BuyAnySeat.com

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The NHL just took the ice on October 1 and now 14 games into the 82-game regular season, ticket sales are scoring at the top of sports queues, said Marta Ault at BuyAnySeat.com. Currently the New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings lead the league in ticket traffic.

The New York Rangers, last week’s top NHL ticket seller, play at 18,006-seat Madison Square Garden, the oldest arena in the National Hockey League.

As the NHL skates into its second month, the Western Conference is once again showing its superiority with four out of the top five ranked teams.

In the latest power rankings compiled by espn.go.com, the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are currently at the top. All but the Penguins are in the Western Conference.

The Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks round out the Top Ten. Only Tampa Bay and Detroit are in the Eastern Conference, giving the WC seven out of ten top ranked teams.

The top ticket selling teams over the last week include the New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Detroit Red Wings.

In the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay (10-4) and Toronto (10-5) lead the Atlantic Division, while Pittsburgh (11-4) and the New York Islanders (6-5) are on top in the Metropolitan. In the Western Conference, Colorado (12-1) and Chicago (9-2) are one and two in the Central and Anaheim (12-3) and San Jose (10-1) are atop the Pacific Division.

"NHL Hockey ticket sales are very active, despite the intense competition from NBA Basketball and NFL Football tickets," said Marta Ault at online ticket market BuyAnySeat.com. "Six NHL teams ranked in the Top 25 sports ticket sellers last week."

"That’s why we’re proud to offer sports fans the most comprehensive and continuously updated selection of sports tickets online, with a worry-free guarantee to protect their purchase.

"To access the full line-up of NHL Hockey tickets now available, customers can go to BuyAnySeat.com and click on NHL Hockey – then select their team and their tickets," said Ault.

For this year’s season, the NHL has undergone a realignment. Four new divisions have replaced the old six-division format: the Atlantic, Pacific, Central, and Metropolitan. But, according to Sean McIndoe at grantland.com in his October 1, 2013 season preview, this year’s legitimate Cup favorites include the same seven teams seen pretty much every year.

These squads encompass the Chicago Blackhawks, the league's best team from start to finish last season with a record of 36-7-5, 77 points, and the Presidents' Trophy – aka the Stanley Cup. They're bringing back essentially the same roster, making the team the top pick right now, says McIndoe.

Other top contenders for the Cup, in the writer’s opinion, include the Boston Bruins, Pittsburg Penguins, L.A. Kings, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings.

The National Hockey League operates a major professional league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which seven are located in Canada and 23 in the U.S. The NHL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, along with Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association.

Overall, hockey has the smallest total fan base of the four leagues, the smallest revenue from television, and the least sponsorship – although it is the most popular of these four major sports in Canada.

In addition, a study by the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2004 found that NHL fans in America were the most educated, affluent and computer literate of the four major leagues. (Source: wikipedia.org)

To shop for discount NHL Hockey tickets, visit BuyAnySeat.com.

About BuyAnySeat.com:

An online ticket marketplace, BuyAnySeat.com connects sports, theater and other live entertainment fans to an extensive network of ticket sellers worldwide. The site’s simplified listings and navigational tools enable shoppers to easily locate, compare and purchase inexpensive, discounted or lower-priced tickets to virtually all advertised sports and entertainment events around the globe.

In addition, the ticket marketplace, which is PCI-compliant and Norton Secured, also provides customers with a complete Worry-Free Guarantee on all ticket purchases. Based in Denver, Colorado, BuyAnySeat.com is a subsidiary of Denver Media Holdings. For more information, please visit http://buyanyseat.com.

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