By Allan Muir
Now this is the kind of advanced numbers analysis we all can comprehend.
The folks over at saveonbrew.com have compiled their (apparently) annual report on the cost of a frosty beverage at each of the NHL's 30 rinks. And while there are no happy hour-style bargains out there, the survey revealed there are still a few buildings that don't require a co-signer if you want to pick up a round for you and your puck-loving buddies.
The best bargain (relatively speaking) in the league? A 24-ounce silly pop will set you back just $6.25 at Denver's Pepsi Center. Contrast that to the $8.00 you'll shell out for a 12-ounce thimble at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Bay and it's no wonder Lightning crowds sound like a golf gallery most nights.
The survey also states that 18 million 12-ounce brews will be sold over the course of the shortened season, generating $142 million. That's about enough for each team to pay for a solid second-line forward...or to park a goalie in the minor leagues if you're the Islanders. Ready to feel envy, or maybe a little relief, the next time you belly up to the concession stand? Check out this handy infographic.