Mile High Hockey,
My friend and I are taking a hockey road trip where we visit every NHL arena. Between families and jobs, we cannot visit each arena in a season, so we have attended games at several venues each year. Last year's trip included stops in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. We are planning on going to Denver and Phoenix for this year's trip, and it looks like we will be in Denver on Wednesday, January 6th for the game against the New York Islanders. I am excited for the trip, especially since I've heard that the Pepsi Center is one of the best places in the NHL to see a game. Plus, it can't be colder in Denver than it was in Montreal last January!
One of the reasons I am writing is I feel like you know the Avalanche better than anyone. I wanted to know if you had any suggestions about places to stay and eat around the arena as well as things to do in Denver. Plus, besides the Avalanche website, is there any place to get tickets, perhaps discounted ones?
As for the game and the team, I have chronicled portions of the trip on my blog and plan on continuing to do so this year. However, I'd like to expand my observations about the teams and arena and talk/e-mail with some of the people behind the scenes. Ideally, we'd like to write a book about our experiences, though this may just be an unrealistic dream. In the meantime, we're just enjoying watching hockey and sharing stories of our trip!
Any assistance is greatly extremely appreciated.