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10-29-2011, 10:15 AM
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I miss George Gillet

Up until three years ago, I bought tickets for 10-15 games a year, with ticket prices for "Zone Molson Ex" and blue section being $22-$23. But now that's just insanity. I have $310 tickets for tonight, and I'm thinking of selling them to scalpers. If I can get $1000 for the pair, I'll watch the game on TV.


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10-29-2011, 10:18 AM
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He paid around 200M for the team, and the Molsons paid 660M for the team....he could afford lower pricing, plus the Habs were terrible when he took over....This years prices are brutal, and the optimum game prices are insane...unfortunately supply vs demand will always rule, no matter who owns the team...

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10-29-2011, 10:28 AM
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I always thought the cheapest tickets were 40$. I always bought mine from scalpers anyways and they sold tickets on the last row against the wall at about 80$ (that was against TO though, so optimum games I guess).

I have no doubt the cheaper tickets will keep on selling out. Now we'll see if the guys in the red want to keep buying theirs.
I wonder what the prices will be during the POs.

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10-29-2011, 10:40 AM
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The problem I have with the tickets is that I don't think the prices will ever drop. That means they will likely keep raising the prices and we'll keep paying like idiots to see our beloved Habs. At which point is it going to be too much? At which point fans will simply say no and force the organization to lower the prices? Hopefully that happens sooner than later because if not we'll be paying $80 face value for a Blue seats before long.

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10-29-2011, 10:55 AM
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Forget about what I wrote; just went onto the site, and the ticks got sold...lolll

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I could be wrong, but even under Gillett, ticket prices went up by 10-15% every year. I remember getting letters before the tickets went on sale from Gillett Entertainment letting me know about the raise in price. I've stopped going to the Bell Center two years ago, so I haven't really followed price tickets since, but I think what you are seeing is the logical follow-up to what Gillett started. What I'm saying is, regardless of the owner, the prices would be the same.

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I got a 6 game pack this year in the Grey's. The markup for optimum games is criminal. I can watch the Vancouver Canucks for $66 (pricey, but still affordable) yet a Leafs game will set me back $102?

Not that I'm complaining. I understand why they jack up the prices: Because they can. People will still buy them. They are however treading dangerously close to my cutoff point. And if I have to sit next to the jackass beside me at the home opener again, it'll make my decision even easier.

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I got a 6 game pack this year in the Grey's. The markup for optimum games is criminal. I can watch the Vancouver Canucks for $66 (pricey, but still affordable) yet a Leafs game will set me back $102?

Not that I'm complaining. I understand why they jack up the prices: Because they can. People will still buy them. They are however treading dangerously close to my cutoff point. And if I have to sit next to the jackass beside me at the home opener again, it'll make my decision even easier.
Criminal is right. I think the markup for Oilers games is too much, but they pale in comparison to these prices! I would think it would be awesome to live in Montreal and get to see lots of Habs games, except for well....can't afford any!

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I always thought the cheapest tickets were 40$. I always bought mine from scalpers anyways and they sold tickets on the last row against the wall at about 80$ (that was against TO though, so optimum games I guess).

I have no doubt the cheaper tickets will keep on selling out. Now we'll see if the guys in the red want to keep buying theirs.
I wonder what the prices will be during the POs.
I bought blues for $50 the other night against Philly.

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Just get drunk at the game and forget about all that money you spent on tickets.

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Just get drunk at the game and forget about all that money you spent on tickets.
unfortunately getting drunk at the game costs a fortune as well.

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Just get drunk at the game and forget about all that money you spent on tickets.
You’ll end up paying more for beers than the price of your ticket in order to get drunk…

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unfortunately getting drunk at the game costs a fortune as well.
not if you BYOB

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I bought blues for $50 the other night against Philly.
I knew the Blues were for sale, but man... I never thought they'd go for this cheap!

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My dad and I have already decided we're never going to a game again unless it's platinum and that will be extremely rare. (We usually go to 4-5 games in the reds a year)

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Boy O Boy, don't ever put that title up on the Liverpool Forum...

Seriously, those prices are proof that Hockey never suffers from recession up North.

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The problem I have with the tickets is that I don't think the prices will ever drop. That means they will likely keep raising the prices and we'll keep paying like idiots to see our beloved Habs. At which point is it going to be too much? At which point fans will simply say no and force the organization to lower the prices? Hopefully that happens sooner than later because if not we'll be paying $80 face value for a Blue seats before long.
I already started saying no. Haven't bought tickets for the last 2 years. When you combine the insane prices with the mediocre entertainment value of this team, it's just not worth it to me anymore. HD and a big screen TV does just fine. I'm sure others have followed.

On the flip side, the high prices, not to mention the start of a possible new worldwide recession, puts an incredible amount of pressure on management to put a competitive team on the ice, so I guess fans are assured there will be very high standards put in place by Molson to keep the cash cow alive and well.

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Molson Ex Zone tickets are now 40$? That's completely insane!

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All business' will charge as much as they can until people stop buying and revenue starts to fall, then they'll drop prices again.

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I don't get to Montréal often anymore, so if I buy an expensive ticket or two it won't empty my bank account. However, the prices have outpaced increases in the salary cap and the Canadian dollar is on a par with the US dollar, so ownership must be highly profitable despite payments to former coaches. It shouldn't take many more years before the Molsons have recouped their investment.

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It's a business and they are there for making money first and the Cup second let's face it.

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I miss him, but not for the ticket prices.

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10-29-2011, 04:16 PM
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Molson Ex Zone tickets are now 40$? That's completely insane!
Yes, if you go to a game against the Panthers or Blue Jackets. Against a real team, it's $60.

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