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Maple Leafs Fans Carrick About Tickets
Good news this morning for the Maple Leafs as Connor Carrick took part in practice with the main group. Carrick has been out of the line-up after sustaining an upper body injury against the Jets. Since then, he has been skating on his own but him being with the main group is a good sign that he will return to the line-up soon. This should make Leafs fans happy, who would you rather have playing Carrick or Marincin? However, a report made from management has sucked away any of that happiness.
Next year, the Leafs will be increasing the price of tickets. Now that’s not surprising the prices were bound increase after the performance of this year’s team. It’s the rationale behind it that has Leafs Nation scratching their head. Apparently, this is to stop scalpers from getting tickets thus making them available for fans. Sure, that kind of makes sense. However, increasing the price of tickets won’t stop the scalpers from scalping. They will still be outside the ACC in full screaming, “Leafs tickets!”, no matter what the price is. The average price for a Leafs ticket is $377. Imagine how much a playoff ticket will cost.
Never thought anyone would ever be saying this but, Ovechkin is on a goal slump. The sixth-time Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner hasn’t found the back of the net in 10 games. Remember that season Ovechkin scored his 50th and started fanning his stick because it was too hot? After these last stretch of games, you’d think he would be running around with a blowtorch. Some would argue that this is the final stretch of the season and he wants to save it for the playoffs. That makes sense, but the Capitals are 5-5-0 in their last 10. No team would want to limp into the playoffs, especially Washington who expected to be a cup contender. All slumps end eventually, and a natural goal scorer like Ovechkin will find twine soon. With his luck, he’ll get a hat-trick in his next game, Minnesota hasn’t been too good lately.
With the many injuries at center a Tampa call up was bound to happen. This call up will be interesting to Leafs fans as Byron Froese will join the team. From the looks of it, he will be making his debut with the Lightning in tonight’s game against the Rangers on the third line. Froese was the player that the Leafs send to Tampa in exchange for Brain Boyle. The already high emotional investment behind this game just increased even more. Two points are on the line for both teams in a playoff race. Brian Boyle makes his return to Tampa after being traded, he’ll probably get one of those tribute videos. Froese plays against his old team, Cooper will probably start him for the opening face-off. Just going to put $10 now on one if not both of them scoring that night.