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03-24-2013, 12:24 PM
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Playoff pricing doesn't seem that bad. I have seats in lowers, the $53 (average) STH cost is for the middle tier of opponent. Highest tier opponent with the $99 face is $66 STH cost regular season.

A playoff cost for rounds 1+2 of $73.50 is basically a 10% markup or so over the STH cost for the highest tier opponent during the regular season. Seems reasonable.

I would expect strips. They exist to fill the all the seats in each game of the early rounds. All indications were that the Devils had trouble on primary sales for FL last year. A first round playoff pull of Carolina, Winnipeg, Toronto, or Ottawa is painful for sellers both on the primary (Devs) and secondary markets.

Smarter for the Devils to lock a sellout for a potential unattractive first round opponent knowing they may be leaving something on the table for rounds 3+4 (if they get there) than to sell for the potential they go deep.

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