2005-2006 NHL Hockey Season Preview

The National Hockey League finally returns to the ice after losing the entire 2004-05 season, and a series of rule changes promise to increase scoring and bring back some of the excitement of the 1980s and early 1990s when superstars like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux were scoring goals like crazy. Gone are two-line passes, the clutch-and-grab style of defense and the ridiculously large goalie equipment, plus the NHL will now use shootouts to settle ties.

If you’ve only watched the NHL on TV, you are really missing out on the speed and excitement that can only be experienced in person at the arena. That probably holds true for all sports, but even more so for hockey. A bone-rattling check just isn’t the same on TV. So how are you going to get the best NHL tickets? From Gotickets.com of course, the best source for NHL Maple Leafs Playoff Tickets.

Since the last NHL season, there have been so many player changes that even hardcore fans have had a hard time keeping track of who is going to be playing where this year. But there is already a lot of excitement surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins because of #1 draft pick Sidney Crosby, who will hope to follow in the footsteps of another former #1 pick, Mario Lemieux. Pittsburgh Penguins tickets are sure to be in much higher demand this season, both at home and away, so check with Gotickets.com first for your NHL hockey tickets.

Wayne Gretzky’s first year behind the bench as the coach of the Phoenix Coyotes is also a big story this year, but his team will have a tough task in the Western Conference against the high-scoring Dallas Stars, the always strong Colorado Avalanche and the aging but talented Detroit Red Wings, who might just have enough to make one last run at the Stanley Cup. If you need Detroit Red Wings tickets, Colorado Avalanche tickets or Dallas Stars tickets, make Gotickets.com your first stop for all your hockey tickets, including Stanley Cup tickets.

In the Eastern Conference, the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning will have to hold off two of the NHL’s “Original Six” teams, the improved Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have added Eric Lindros to the roster. Catch all the best hockey action with a Flyers NHL ticket, Maple Leafs tickets and NHL hockey tickets from Gotickets.com.