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Canadian Team Hits Rock Bottom Sparking Speculation About Relocation

Published January 31, 2024 at 10:21
Getting tickets to NHL games in Canada is usually not a challenge, especially in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, where there's consistent demand. However, a recent exception was observed for the Ottawa Senators game against the Nashville Predators.

Canadian Team Hits Rock Bottom With Ticket Sales

According to reports, tickets for this particular game were being sold on the Gametime app for as low as $6. While the seats may not have been top-notch, the price is remarkably low for NHL standards, especially in Canadian markets where even last-minute resales tend to hold some value. This pricing discrepancy is notable, considering that fans usually pay more to watch local junior B hockey games.


Gametime is a popular platform for season ticket holders to sell their seats when they can't attend a game, and it often allows for some profit, depending on the matchup. However, selling tickets for as low as $6 represents a significant loss for those who invested in season tickets for a Canadian team.

The lack of enthusiasm for Ottawa Senators games in the 2023-24 season is not entirely surprising. The previous season was disappointing as the Sens missed the playoffs when expectations were high for progress. The current season hasn't fared any better, with coach DJ Smith being let go in December, and veteran Jacques Martin taking over temporarily. Unfortunately, there hasn't been improvement, and the team remains at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Additionally, the performance of goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, who signed a five-year, $20 million deal last summer, has been notably subpar with a record of 10-16-2.

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Canadian Team Hits Rock Bottom Sparking Speculation About Relocation

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