http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=131410 - Ottawa is freezing season-ticket prices for two years and offering a five per cent rebate on 2005-06 season tickets. Season ticket-holders will get a free player-autographed Senators jersey and more than 13,000 additional free tickets will be shared among them. The price of 1,550 lower bowl season has been cut by as much as 33 per cent. - Buffalo is reducing the price of season tickets, between 12 and 28 per cent in the two lower levels of the arena, and varying price according to the opponent. "To me, the most telling thing is you can be in a centre-ice lower-level seat for $49 (for a season ticket)," Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn was quoted in the Buffalo News. "That seat would cost upwards of $200 in Toronto or New York." - In Phoenix, the Coyotes have cut prices on nearly 15,000 seats ranging from 11 to 25 per cent. The average reduction is 12.8 per cent. The move means more than 5,000 season tickets are available for $15 or less a game. - In Boston, the Bruins plan to cut prices and make players more accessible to fans. "Our fans constantly tell us they want more access to the player personnel," owner Jeremy Jacobs told the Boston Globe. "Be it before games, after games . . . somehow we've got to provide that brush with John Q. Public." - In Los Angeles, the Kings reduced the price of season-ticket packages by five per cent although individual game ticket prices will remain unchanged. They are also expanding the Dave Taylor Die-Hard Section, which consists of $10 US season tickets, from 500 to 1,000 seats and offering fans a free pre-season game Sept. 17 versus Anaheim at the Staples Centre. On the ice, the Kings re-signed veteran forward Luc Robitaille. - In Chicago, all Blackhawks full season-ticket holders will receive a 10 per cent discount on their tickets while an additional 2,672 seats have been priced at $10. With the new price structure, the Blackhawks now have more seats available at $15 or less than any other NHL team. These make our 3% lower bowls cuts look pretty paltry. Also offering 200 $10 tickets per game while Chicago & others are offering thousands, is pretty lame. I know, I know if you don't like the prices, don't go!