5 Reasons Why the Rangers Rule New York

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One shift. One period. One game.

It’s a slogan the New York Rangers have unofficially adopted in their modern era of excellence, exemplifying the importance of each facet of the game while dominating the Metropolitan division. With the Blueshirts red hot right out of the gate again this season, here’s a few reasons why the club is the Big Apple’s best team.


The Rangers are the priciest team to watch in the New York Metro Area - It’s not often that a major city’s hockey team is the most expensive team in town, but the Rangers are proving that skates are more lucrative than sneakers at Madison Square Garden.

According to TicketNetwork New York Rangers tickets on the secondary market have sold for an average price of $160.05. That’s 92% more expensive than the crosstown Islanders, who own a $82.97 ticket average this season.

Prices are so high for Rangers games that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets can’t even hold a candle to them. Knicks tickets at MSG have sold for an average price of $149.75 this season – 6.4% cheaper than the Rangers. The Nets? 43% cheaper at $91.26 for games at Barclays Center for the 2015/2016 NBA season.


NHL Hockey is Finally Back! Well, Preseason Hockey at Least

If you hadn't noticed, the NHL dropped the puck on its 2014 preseason schedule this week with games beginning last Sunday. It's the time of year that hockey fans have been waiting for since the Los Angeles Kings lifted the Stanley Cup last June. In celebration of the start of the preseason, I thought it would be nice to watch the Top 10 plays of last season with the help of the good folks at "SportsCentre." Yes, "SportCentre" - the Canadian version of ESPN's "SportsCenter." With them being a show from Canada, I'm going to trust their judgement on these.

Any plays they missed?

November 2013 Events Image

With the winter holidays creeping up on us, so, too, will the holiday shows. This month, Christmas and winter-themed productions come in the form of theater shows like Elf and White Christmas and concerts like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In sports, November is the first full month in the NBA season, and there are several WWE events to choose from.


Justin Timberlake: The Justin Timberlake solo tour for "The 20/20 Experience" (parts 1 and 2) begins tonight. Throughout November, JT will visit cities like Brooklyn, Columbus, Memphis, and Vegas.

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Mannheim Steamroller: 'Tis the season for holiday concerts like Mannheim Steamroller. The Christmas tour spans the holiday season from Nov. 2 through Dec. 29.

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TSO: The famous rock opera begins its annual holiday tour Nov. 13 in Toledo, OH.

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June 2013 Events Image

Here in Connecticut, we can tell it's almost June because we're practically melting. After all, the general rule of thumb for New England weather is that if you're not shoveling your way out of several feet of snow, then you're probably baking in the sun.

That said, summer is totally the best time for events! Summer tours, sporting events, musical festivals, touring theater shows... it's a mecca, really. Here are a few things to look forward to in June.


American Idol Live: Season 12 "American Idol" finalists hit the road June 29, with their first show in Saint Louis, MO.

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One Direction: 1D buzz in the U.S. calmed as the boys toured Europe and elsewhere. But they're back, kicking off their U.S. summer tour June 13 in Sunrise, FL.

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Bonnaroo: This year, Bonnaroo has more than 100 bands performing during the four-day event from June 13-16. The line-up includes Sir Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! (For tips on surviving summer music fests, click here.)

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NHL 2013

The NHL lockout stole three months of hockey, including 34 games per team, the Winter Classic, and the 2013 NHL All-Star Game; understandably, it upset many, many hockey fans. When the lockout officially ended, teams went into full fan repair mode, in an attempt to win back all those fans who were sick of players and owners squabbling over money, something both parties had a lot more of than the average fan. Now that the season has been back for a little over a month now, have the fans come back?

The answer is.... yes!

Oh, and the answer kinda is no, too.

Let me explain — unlike the other major sports leagues, the NHL and its franchises are really divided into two classes: the haves and the have-nots. Hockey-crazed fan bases, which include mostly cities in Canada and the Northeast U.S., have returned in full force, filling arenas on a nightly basis. According to ESPN.com's attendance figures, all seven teams located north of the border have 100% attendance or better so far this season. Same goes for major hockey markets including Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. Some of those have even improved from last season.

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