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Five Blackhawks Road Games Worth Traveling For in 2017-18

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NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 17: Young fans play street hockey outside the Bridgestone Arena prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 17: Young fans play street hockey outside the Bridgestone Arena prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – APRIL 04: Fans of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate the victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center on April 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – APRIL 04: Fans of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate the victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center on April 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Saturday October 17th at The Colorado Avalanche

I’m a little biased to this game because I live in Denver, but I know this is a great trip because I’ve made it several times.  The flight is a little over two hours and is very affordable depending on which airline you fly.  If you take Spirit or Frontier, I’ve seen tickets as low as $35 if you just bring a backpack for the weekend.

Pepsi Center is pretty nice and is right in downtown Denver.  Tickets are much more affordable than the United Center and parking is far less sketchy.  Bars and restaurants are within walking distance and there are plenty of other attractions to check out.  There is Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, Vail/Breckenridge, and all the craft beer you can drink.

Oh and marijuana is legal for those of you that partake in that sort of thing.

The Avalanche probably wont be very good this year but when the ‘Hawks come to town people show up and sell out the game.  The capacity is around 18,000 and it turns into a high school basketball game.  The Avs fans get pissed they’re being “out-cheered” in their own building, and the Avalanche players don’t like it either so they tend to play up to the competition.

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