Since losing to the Boston Bruins in the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup, the Vancouver Canucks can’t seem to find their groove. They’ve won the Pacific Division title two times since, but have also been ousted in the first round of the playoffs both season.
The story has been relatively similar for the past five season in Vancouver; in the Sedin brothers the Canucks trust. That pair is made even more imperative by the shaky play and injuries that have befallen star Ryan Kesler, who’s struggled to find success since notching 41 goals in 2010-11. Kesler played only 17 regular season games last year. Canucks fans hope he can stay on the ice for 82 this season.
They’ll also have to worry about goaltender Roberto Luongo, who not so long ago was among the league’s best, if not its premiere net minder.
But Luongo struggled last season in a timeshare with Cory Schneider. Now that Schneider is gone, Luongo has the reins, but can he reclaim his glory? It didn’t look so Thursday night, when the Canucks were trounced by the San Jose Sharks, 4-1.
Prices for Canucks tickets at Rogers Arena are up 20 percent this season from $216 last year. Now they sit at $259.
Here are the Canucks five most expensive home games:
- November 2 vs Maple Leafs | Avg Price: $558 | Get-in Price: $225
- March 2 vs Ottawa (Heritage Classic @ BC Place Stadium) | Avg Price: $388 | Get-in Price: $174
- January 7 vs Penguins | Avg Price: $364 | Get-in Price: $122
- December 14 vs Bruins | Avg Price: $345 | Get-in Price: $100
- April 5 vs Kings | Avg Price: $329 | Get-in Price: $110
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