Sadly for us hockey fans it doesn't appear the big boys will back anytime soon. Predictions range from the season starting in late November, according to Barry Melrose, to no season at all, according to several players and media folks. For die hard fans, the AHL can fill your void.

The Albany Devils announced on Tuesday that tickets for the upcoming season and individual games go on sale this coming Saturday.

The box office will open at the Times Union Center at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, September 22nd. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster.

The season will start on Saturday, October 13th against the Manchester Monarchs. Game time is 5:05 p.m.

Also, this year at a Devils game, will be yours truly dressing up as the team mascot for a game due to a bet lost when the NJ Devils beat my beloved NY Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals last season.

For more information or to order tickets in advance you can call 1-800-745-3000 or go online at