Canucks undermine scalpers by releasing late tickets to tonight's game against Avalanche
The era of ticket scalpers commanding big bucks for Canucks home games may be coming to a close.
With a few hours before tonight's match against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena, the Canucks brass has announced that a "limited number of tickets have just been released".
Either the Canucks are trying to kneecap the scalpers or the team is having trouble filling the house, given its inability to hold onto leads at home this year.
The Avalanche are no slouches, posting a 20-7 record so far this year under new coach Patrick Roy. So the team should be a decent draw.
Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon, the team's 18-year-old first-draft choice, has scored three goals in five games and will be making his first appearance at Rogers Arena.
The Avalanche are in sixth spot in the Western Conference; Vancouver is tied for eighth with the Phoenix Coyotes.