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Tickets to Canadian Team's Home Games at Rock-Bottom Prices As Terrible Season Continues

Published January 30, 2024 at 9:42
BY TJ TUCKER
There are always deals to be had, but generally speaking, tickets to NHL games aren't difficult to sell in Canada. Markets like Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, can usually get enough butts in seats that tickets always have some value, even when you're reselling at the last minute. Not so for one of them, though.

As pointed out by X users, tickets for Monday's Ottawa Senators game against the Nashville Predators were being sold through the Gametime app for as little as $6. The seats weren't great, but $6 for the NHL is pretty much unheard of in Canadian markets. I pay $7 to see my local junior B hockey team.

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Gametime is a major, and popular place for season ticket holders to sell their seats when they can't, or don't want to attend a game. In some cases, there's money to be made from it, depending on who's playing. However, $6 is a major loss for anyone who invested money into season tickets for a Canadian team.

It's not really a surprise that fans aren't clamouring to see the Ottawa Senators in 2023-24. Last season was a bitter disappointment when the Sens missed the playoffs in a year where that next step was supposed to be taken. This season, if anything, has been worse. Coach DJ Smith was shown the door in December, while veteran Jacques Martin took control behind the bench, at least until a permanent candidate could be found. There's been no improvement under Martin, and Ottawa continues to sit at dead-last in the Eastern Conference. Joonas Korpisalo, signed to a five-year deal worth $20 million in total last summer, has been downright awful. He currently has a record of 10-16-2.
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Tickets to Canadian Team's Home Games at Rock-Bottom Prices As Terrible Season Continues

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