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Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL June 4, 2014

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The average ticket price in New York is $1,000 more than in LA!

Big Apple equals big prices when it comes to buying a Stanley Cup ticket on the secondary market.

SeatGeek, an aggregator for the secondary ticket market, reports a “very high” demand for tickets in both Los Angeles and New York.

“But there’s a huge difference between the two cities,” said SeatGeek spokesman Connor Gregoire. “It’s much more a seller’s market in New York.”

The average ticket price for Games 1 and 2 in Los Angeles is about US$800, with the cheapest going for $400, according to Gregoire. In New York, the average price for Games 3 and 4 is $1,800, with the cheapest at $1,000.

The NHL has lessened a suspension.

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo will be eligible to return for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final after the NHL trimmed his suspension from 10 games to six on Tuesday.

Carcillo had originally been assessed a 10-game ban under Rule 40.3 for deliberately applying physical force to an official. The incident occurred May 22 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Montreal Canadiens.

Marc Stall is trying to become the third brother to win the Cup.

If you’re a Staal boy, as Marc noted, it’s not easy to get away from hockey.

Marc, the Rangers defenceman, may have wanted to avoid hockey talk the past couple seasons when the Staal brothers gathered at their parents’ home in Thunder Bay, Ont.

There was the concussion he suffered on Feb. 7, 2011 — on a hit delivered by older brother Eric, no less — that cost Marc the first 36 games of 2011-12. And the serious eye injury Marc suffered that cost him over half the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

“We’ve dedicated ourselves as a family to the game,” Marc Staal said. “You’re going to be talking about it or watching it with us at some point.”

Marc Staal has had the experience of watching his brothers reach the pinnacle. Eric won a Stanley Cup in 2006, his second NHL season with the Hurricanes, the team he now captains.

Jordan, one year younger than Marc, won a Cup in his second NHL season with the Penguins. Now he’s with Eric on the Hurricanes, with youngest brother Jared in the Carolina farm system.