Sponsored: Will the shortened season benefit the Flyers?

The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t hoisted the Cup since the mid-70’s, but fans and players alike believe the 2013 shortened season uniquely benefits the “Broad Street Bullies.” Last year, while the team was ousted by the underdog Devils in the second round of the playoffs, the Flyers’ youngsters gained much-needed postseason experience that they will hopefully carry into this new season.

Among them, left wing Brayden Schenn factors to be a pivotal Flyer this season. He’ll replace hockey legend Jaromir Jagr, who departed for Dallas in the offseason, on the team’s top line and will have the chance to play with superstar Claude Giroux. In net, Russian Ilya Bryzgalov, who’s often brilliant at his position, will seek to establish more consistency.

The average price for Philadelphia Flyers tickets this season is $127, up slightly over their $123 average last season. Seats at pivotal matchups this year will be even pricier. Game against teams like the Devils, Penguins, Rangers and Bruins are all selling for at least 27% above their average.

For last Saturday’s tilt with cross-state rival Pittsburgh, average ticket prices reached a whopping $356, their most expensive game of the season. The Penguins second trip to Philly will be much more affordable, with tickets currently averaging $184/seat. Against division foe the New York Rangers on April 16, a seat will cost $159 on average.

When the Fly Guys square off with the Bruins on March 30, the average ticket price will be $188, and when the team hosts the New Jersey Devils on March 15, seats will command a $154 asking price.

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