The Vancouver Canucks have missed the playoffs just once in the past five seasons, but apparently the fashion in which they failed to qualify for the postseason in 2013-14 was enough for the fan base to send a message.
According to ticket broker Kingsley Bailey of Vancouver Ticket, demand for Canucks tickets has fallen about 40 percent compared to September 2013.
Speaking with CKWX News 1130 in Vancouver, Bailey said, “Right now there is no demand for Vancouver Canucks tickets.”
According to the radio station, the team announced earlier in the week that ticket prices would not be reduced.
“If they want to drop prices, they can. But if they don’t feel they have to and the demand is there — that’s their call. But as far as what I know — and I’m on the front lines when it comes to dealing with Vancouver Canucks tickets — the demand is definitely lower and if they really want to get an increase in fans, even the average fan that wants to go to the odd game, they’re going to have to lower prices,” said Bailey.
The Canucks are of course in transition period after cleaning out their front office and dealing veteran center Ryan Kesler at the NHL Draft.
“For the last couple of years, we have been taking hits and we’ve adjusted accordingly,” Bailey said. “We definitely don’t see demand for tickets for the Vancouver Canucks for two to three years — minimum.”
The Canucks open the 2014-15 season on the road in Calgary Oct. 8 before hosting Edmonton in their home opener Oct. 11.