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The Canucks fan who bought Florida Panthers season tickets Add to ...

You’ve certainly heard of snowbirds who stop in to see their favourite NHL team play in Arizona or Florida whenever they come to town.

But how about a young Vancouverite buying a Florida Panthers season ticket on a lark without ever intending to go to any games?

That’s a new one.

But that’s exactly what lawyer Jay Adams did this past season, forking out a whole $173 (U.S.) for 24 home games, 24 parking passes and a Panthers jersey during the lockout shortened year.

He chronicled his unique story here, but some of the highlights include:

- Threatening the team he would cancel his one $7 a game nosebleed seat if they didn’t trade prospects to his favourite team, the Vancouver Canucks

- Attempting (and usually failing) to give his seat away all season for free on Craigslist

- E-mailing team president Michael Yormark about attending the team’s final home game and winding up getting Yormark’s personal seats for the Panthers-Leafs game in late April

All in all, it’s a fun story, one we could be seeing a little more often given the extreme prices for tickets to see Canadian NHL teams.

And the Panthers can probably use the $173, too.

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