The Penguins possibly relocating has been a big story for much of the past year.
Over at espn.com, Damien Cox dismisses the Pens and write the Panthers have bigger problems.
Then, it was as though time stopped for the Panthers, who gradually fell into near anonymity in the hypercompetitive world of South Florida professional and college sports.
It is amazing how quickly the Panthers went from promising to invisible. Is it just Miami? Florida has embraced hockey in other locations, namely the Tampa Bay Lightning (yes, winning Cups helps) and across the state in the south with the Florida Everblades. The Everblades, an ECHL team, are currently second in the league in average attendance.
The NHL doesn’t want to appear weak and that could lead to them making it difficult for team number #2 or #3 to move, but if there’s a better market elsewhere, the NHL could have a very different look a few years from now.
U-Haul is UHAL on NASDAQ. Just sayin’.