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Capitals not eager for your business

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Tony at The Confluence of the Three Rivers just posted this tidbit:

"Just got a call from the Washington Capitals ticket office.  I'm on their list because I live in Virginia and have bought tickets there several times before.

The very nice woman I talked to advised me, once I told her I'd be interested in either of the two Penguins games (February 22nd and March 8th), that individual tickets for both Penguins games in DC will NOT be available.  She also mentioned that it also applies to the home opener vs. Chicago and the Detroit game.

The only way (other than Ebay/Stubhub) to obtain tickets to those games in DC is to purchase at least a six-pack of games, which include the old Patrick Division teams, and some other packages.

Just letting everyone know, certainly makes things more challenging for those of us wanting to head to DC and dominate the Verizon Center again
."

As we've stated before, it's a smart move by the Capitals to take this approach. Their fan base isn't all that loyal or developed down there which is a shame because the Capitals are a simply dazzling team to watch. These games against the Penguins, as well as the other two games listed, are easily the biggest games of the regular season for the Capitals. Why not try to make extra money off of them?

That said, considering there are more than enough seats listed for the Feb. 22nd game on StubHub, we don't expect it to be a problem for the "Sea of Red" to have blotches of black, white or blue.

By the way, the Flames called. They're the original "C of Red." At least in hockey.

(Photo: Nick Wass/Associated Press)

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