Can Leafs Manage Tough Post-Olympic Schedule?

February 19, 2014

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a prestigious NHL team, having won 13 Stanley Cups in its storied history. Nonetheless, they haven’t won in quite some time and fans are eager for success this season. At a record of 34-24, they are currently sitting in fourth place in the Atlantic Division. The stretch after the Olympic break will be crucial for the Leafs to position themselves well for the playoffs.  Below is a breakdown of the first three weeks of play after the Olympics.

The Leafs will start on the road against the Islanders on February 27th and Canadiens March 1st before returning home to what will be one of only six home games in the month of March.  The first home game after the Olympic break is on March 3rd against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The average ticket price for this game is currently $267 while the cheapest Maple Leafs tickets you’ll find will cost you $114. The most expensive ticket that you can get is $575. After a road test against the Rangers on March 5th, the Leafs will host the Philadelphia Flyers for a Saturday night home game. The average ticket price for this game is $390, more than $220 more expensive than the Blue Jackets matchup. The cheapest ticket that you can find is going to cost you $163.

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Following the Flyers game, the Leafs will embark on a five game road trip, making visits to both coasts, with games against Anaheim, San Jose, Los Angeles, Washington, and Detroit. They’ll come back home to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 19th.  The average ticket price for this game is $287 and the get-in price is $107.

Then, the rival Montreal Canadians come into town. For Canada, this is their Stanley Cup Finals. The average ticket price for this game is a whopping $566. For the get in price, it will cost you $224, almost equivalent to the average ticket price for the Columbus game to open up the month.

Maple Leafs fans have been waiting for a long time to see their beloved team win a Stanley Cup. If they can manage this stretch of games successfully, they may put themselves in a beautiful opportunity to have home ice throughout much of the playoffs. Could this be the year that they finally win one?