Vancouver Canucks return to Rogers Arena this Wednesday against long-time rivals Calgary Flames.
It’s the dawn of a new age, with the first Sedinless game in 18 years. The Canucks have a young, prospective roster with rookies like Elias Pettersson. Fans will also see a familiar face in Brock Boeser, who’s injury in March left him on the bench for the rest of last season. Jake Virtanen had left practice early on Tuesday due to back spasms but according to coach Travis Green “he’s good to go” for Wednesday’s game. Because of this new talent, the fanbase is hesitant to watch a roster that has yet to prove themselves. Kingsley Bailey of vancouverticket.com believes poor management is the reason for low ticket sales.
Update: The Canucks beat the Flames 5-2. Rookie Elias Pettersson scored his NHL goal on his first NHL shot and the rematch is in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 5.