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Trevor Linden Brought In To Fix The Canucks And Sell Season-Tickets

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

The Vancouver Canucks made two moves Wednesday: One, they introduced Trevor Linden, the most popular player in franchise history, as the new president of hockey operations. Two, they extended the season-ticket renewal deadline until after the draft and free agency period.

“We’re trying to sell tickets,” said chairman Franceso Aquilini, when asked about the economic cost of missing the playoffs. “I’m disappointed in the season, just like all our fans. Trevor’s here now. He’s going to put a plan in place and get our season-ticket holders back and believing in this team again.”

For now, that’s what this is about. Sales. Belief. But if you’re a season-ticket holder, are you sold just because general manager Mike Gillis is gone? Do you believe just because Trevor’s here now? Or do you wait and see what the plan actually is before you come back?

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Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

Its amazing how much the canucks ticket prices has risen since the lock out, especially with the mediocore product they put on the ice the last few years.  Im pretty sure the Canucks are the only team that actually raised ticket prices after the lock out.  I had to sacrifice a lot just to go to a few games a year, but after the product they put out over the last few years and still had the balls to raise the prices, I’m feeling pretty disenfranchised. Haven’t bought a ticket at all this year. 
The canucks have made the wrong moves for a long time and have taken their fans for granted.  You can only be used so long before you can no longer put up with being kicked around.  I probably won’t be buying any tickets or canuck apparell for a cpl years at least.  I’m so sick of this entitled bs they try to shove down our throat, and the way they systematically destroyed our team’s prospect depth to gain nothing.
I realize that to some people paying 150 bucks a ticket several times a year is not a lot of money, but it ends up being well over 1200 a season that i spend EVERY year, not including concession, parking, jerseys, etc.  1200 is a lot of money when you pay for your own tuition, books, rent, etc. 
I’ve been a fan since 1990 and always sacrificed whatever I could to go to the games and support our team, which has been hard especially during the keenan era, but to get treated like idiots time and time again has become a little old.
This Linden hiring is just a kneejerk PR movement, I highly doubt that he will hold any power whatsoever.  Hiring torterella was a really bad move, and retaining gillis after the countless bonehead moves he made only compounded the issue.  Torterella is done, hes like marc crawford.  The canucks better make sure they get a real GM with experience and rebuild this team right away.  Sure we could just add a few pieces and we might make the playoffs but the canucks chances as contenders has come and gone.  Better to start the rebuild right away then stay forever in mediocrity like the leafs each year trying to make the playoffs, but falling just short enough to get a mediocore draft pick.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/10/14 at 01:19 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Im pretty sure the Canucks are the only team that actually raised ticket prices after the lock out.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/10/14 at 02:19 AM ET

Jacobs and Wirtz, too.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/10/14 at 11:13 AM ET

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