Vancouver Canucks 2014-2015 News and Updates
4/9/14 – The Canucks were eliminated from the NHL playoffs Monday night and one day later, the organization fired President and General Manager Mike Gillis. The franchise wasted no time in hiring former captain Trevor Linden to become the new President of the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday morning; in his new role Linden will be responsible for all hockey operations including the coaching and scouting staffs, player development, and minor league affiliations. Can the longtime Canuck get Vancouver back on track? 2013-14 was the first season the Canucks had not made the playoffs since 2008.
4/3/14 – After losing three straight, the Canucks now sit six points behind the Dallas Stars for the final wild-card spot in the West. Tuesday’s game in Vancouver marked the regular-season return of Rangers’ head coach Alain Vigneault to Rogers Arena. During the seven seasons that Vigneault spent in Vancouver, he won six division titles and lead the club to within a victory of the Stanley Cup. The Canucks will play four of their last five regular-season games at home, with Saturday’s Kings game in highest demand (min. $62).
3/28/14 – The Canucks split their crucial back-to-back games on the road this week against Minnesota Wednesday and Colorado Thursday. Vancouver was without top center Henrik Sedin (knee) and forward Alexandre Burrows (thumb) who suffered injuries in the previous week. The Canucks will finish the regular season with six of seven games at home, beginning Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks (avg. $183). Get out to Rogers Arena and help give the Canucks home ice advantage down the stretch! Five points behind the Phoenix Coyotes for the second Wild Card spot in the West, Vancouver needs to lock down as many points as they can to have a shot.
3/19/14 – The Vancouver Canucks playoff hopes are not mathematically over, but their 4-3 loss to the Lightning Monday essentially eliminated them from a post-season spot. With 11 games remaining in the regular-season, the Canucks need to win out if they wish to reach the postseason for a sixth straight year; the feat would go down in the franchise record books. It all starts Wednesday against Nashville (avg. $134) in the cheapest regular-season matchup remaining at Rogers Arena. Will Alex Burrows’ revitalization launch Vancouver’s history-making win streak? Can rookie Nicklas Kensen continue to spark the Canucks roster? Find out with Vancouver Canucks tickets to one of eight remaining home games.
3/11/14 – Canucks fans would like to erase last night’s 4-7 loss from their memories. Vancouver gave up seven goals in the third period to the New York Islanders in front of a sellout crowd of 18,910. The team will have to move forward quickly as they head on a four-game road trip and look to make up ground in the standings. Now the Vancouver Canucks are four points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the West with 15 games remaining. With a lot on the line, it’s important that Canucks fans continue to fill the seats inside Rogers Arena! With cheap Vancouver Canucks tickets available for $40, grab yours now and support Vancouver as they look to make the NHL Playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.
3/4/14 – The Canucks could not hold on to a 2-0 lead in the Heritage Classic, dropping a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators Sunday. After playing two in a row “at home” following the Olympic break, Vancouver will visit Phoenix and Dallas this week. Earlier this morning, the Canucks acquired Jeff Costello (Ottawa) from their Heritage Classic counterparts in exchange for defenceman Patrick Mullen. One day before the trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings remain front-runners to land Canucks Center, Ryan Kesler but will Vancouver say good-bye to the former Selke Trophy winner?
2/26/14 - The Vancouver Canucks are excited to get back to work after the Olympic break to put an end to their seven game skid. Captain Henrik Sedin has been sidelined with an injury all month, but should be back in the lineup for their all-important Wednesday game against the St Louis Blues. The Canucks welcomed back four players with medals: Dan Hamhuis & Roberto Luongo (gold for Canada) and Daniel Sedin & Alex Edler (silver for Sweden), and hope these players will provide much-needed confidence for the team. Luongo is confident "there's no [Sochi] hangover here" and their first game will put that sentiment to the test. Score Vancouver Canucks tickets when they face the St Louis Blues tonight!
2/21/14 – Canucks fans will get to see their team at Rogers Arena twice prior to the Mar 2 Heritage Classic when Vancouver will honor members of the team that advanced to Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup finals. Trevor Linden, Kirk MacLean, Cliff Ronning, Jyrki Lumme, Gino Odjick, Dave Babych and Geoff Courtnall are among those expected to attend the ceremony with former head coach and general manager Pat Quinn. Vancouver Canucks tickets are averaging $174 for remaining home games; surprisingly Heritage Classic tickets are $10 cheaper than that!
2/4/14 – The Canucks head in to tonight’s heated game against the Bruins having lost their last four and fighting to stay relevant in the Wild Card race.
Vancouver holds a one point lead for eighth place in the Western Conference over the Phoenix Coyotes. The 2011 Staley Cup Final foes no question dislike each other, which makes Tuesday’s rivalry game a must-see! Following tonight’s hump game in the Canucks five-game road trip, Vancouver will close out its pre-Olympic break week at Montreal (2/6) and Toronto (2/8).
1/30/14 – Vancouver native Mike Santorelli underwent shoulder surgery today and will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season. The Canucks will try to keep a positive attitude as they head on a five game road trip before the Olympic break. Veteran Kevin Bieksa will not make the journey as he is dealing with an undisclosed injury; that, following the announcement that Chris Taney has a broken thumb and will be off the ice until after the Olympics. The Canucks have gone 2-3-0 without coach John Tortorella; his 15-day suspension ends in time for his return Monday at Detroit. Is the upcoming break coming at just the right time for the Canucks? Vancouver fans hope so!
3/11/13 - The Vancouver Canucks have won four consecutive Northwest Division titles. That makes six total for the club, more than anyone else in the Division. Vancouver has also won back-to-back Presidents Trophies. Canucks fans are used to seeing their team on top but have had to watch Vancouver struggle recently with injuries to defenseman Kevin Bieksa and Center Ryan Kesler. A fifth straight Division title may depend on consistency and whether or not someone can fill the void of Bieksa and Kesler.
Vancouver Canucks 2014-2015 Season
After a roller coaster season on and off the ice, the 2014-2015 campaign will be filled with renewed spirits and a new-look squad from front to back. After the Canucks missed the playoffs for the first time in 5 years, the club experienced a major overhaul: management parted with GM Mike Gillis and coach John Totorella, and welcomed new President Trevor Linden, GM Jim Benning and coach Willie Desjardins. On roster, the Canucks dealt center Ryan Kesler (Anaheim) in exchange for Luca Sbisa, center Nick Bonino and first and third-round draft picks. Vancouver wasn’t done, they even made a splash on the free agent market by signing Radim Vrbata, sending out a “win now” message to the rest of the league. See the Sedins and Co. get this storied team back on track with Vancouver Canucks tickets to the 2014-2015 season!
The Vancouver Canucks open their season on the road at the Calgary Flames on Oct. 8. Don’t miss out on the Oct. 11 home opener against the Edmonton Oilers. Be there for Ryan Miller’s return to St. Louis when the Canucks play the Blues on Oct. 23, and see Luongo’s return to Rogers Arena on Jan. 8 as a member of the Panthers. A must-see road game comes against the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 8, which will reveal how the remodeled squad fares in postseason-caliber play. See a bitter bout on Nov. 20 when the Canucks face familiar faces in the Anaheim Ducks. Take a look at your new roster with Vancouver Canucks tickets today!
Vancouver Canucks tickets for the 2013-14 season are in high demand. Averaging $289, Canucks tickets are the fourth most expensive in the League and up 12% since last year. The most expensive game on the Canucks schedule will be played against the Ottawa Senators in the Heritage Classic on 3/2. The final outdoor hockey game of the season is averaging $386 at BC Place, down $32 in the last two weeks. Another must-see game: Vancouver Canucks vs. New Jersey Devils on 10/8 for a showdown of the former Canucks goalies in Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. Witness the return of Schneider for an average ticket price of $184.
Matches against rival Calgary Flames are both the most expensive (4/6) and the cheapest (1/23) on the Canucks schedule. The average Flames Canucks tickets vary by $194 between the two hockey matches with an average price tag of $273 and $79 respectively. Sandwiched between those two meetings, the rivals will matchup up at Rogers Arena with Vancouver tickets averaging $211.
Of all the teams in the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks have the second greatest percentage decrease in price since last season (-35%). Only the Philadelphia Flyers (-54%) saw a greater decline in prices. Most hockey clubs found that their average ticket on the secondary market increased as a result of demand going up after the lockout. The average Vancouver Canucks tickets are $190 for the 2013 season. It'll cost you $90 less if you want to see the Canucks on the road.