Last year this girl I know won tickets on CKAC for Habs vs Rangers and the tickets were pretty good (zone desjardins) with all the free food I ended up paying 75 a ticket (she didn't know what they were worth). Best deal ever .
I paid $175 for Reds on Thursday the 13th when we got shut-out by Ottawa. Everyone was looking for tickets and we found a scalper with 3 Reds for $200 each and we got him down to 3 for $525 after 10 minutes of harrassing the poor guy.
The seats were great and I can't complain but in hindsight, I probably should`ve just saved it and paid $300+ for a playoff game instead.
A year ago I flew up to montreal from Houston with my son for a Penguins game (Dec 16 2006) and I paid $1000 USD for the pair of tickets. I was looking forward to center ice 10 rows up but got stuck right behind the TV cameras and had a restricted line of sight. Never mentioned on the scalping site and man was I pissed...
If the Habs make it out of the east and lets say they face the stars, I'd pay up to $2000 for a pair of 5th or 7th game seats at the American Airlines center in Dallas (hoping of course they do better than last December's poor Dallas game).