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. Anyway, we are planning on going to Denver and Phoenix for this year's trip, and it looks like we will be in Phoenix on Saturday, January 9th for the game against the New York Islanders. I am excited for the trip, especially since we saw the Coyotes on the road during three straight games in Minnesota, Chicago and Detroit a few years ago. Plus, it has to be much warmer in Phoenix than it was in Montreal last January!
One of the reasons I am writing is I feel like you know the Coyotes better than anyone else. On a practical side, while I have somewhere to stay, I wanted to know if you had any suggestions about places to eat around the arena as well as things to do in Phoenix. Plus, besides the Coyotes 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 insight or assistance that you could provide is extremely appreciated.