Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres Are Competitive In . . .

Earlier today, in my open letter to the Sabres organization, I wrote that I would love to be able to write something positive about the Sabres, but could not, due to a complete lack of anything positive coming out of Sabre land.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to report that I was wrong: there is good news!  And it has to do with beer!

Seems the folks over at did a little research regarding 2012-2013 beer prices at all of the NHL arenas.  No, First Niagara Center did not have the lowest beer price – that honor went to the Pepsi Center in Colorado, where a 24 oz. cup of beer will only set you back $6.25! – but it was close.  Out of all 30 NHL teams, the Buffalo Sabres had the fourth cheapest price for beer, with a 20 oz. cup costing $7.00, which works out to 35 cents an ounce.  (Colorado’s beer was 26 cents an ounce, by the way.)

Yeah, Sabres!  Who said you weren’t competitive this season?

Compare First Niagara’s 20 oz. price to the price of a 12 oz. beer at the St. Pete Times Forum, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning: $8.00, or 67 cents an ounce.  No wonder the Lightning ran a $200 season-ticket special at the beginning of the year – they commit highway robbery once you’re in the place.

You can check out what all 30 NHL teams charge for beer here, if you’re curious.  Myself, I’m just glad the Sabres organization has some of the best beer prices in hockey.  At least that way, when you’re watching a game, you won’t feel like you’re getting ripped off twice.

Ba dum chhh!!!!


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