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NHL Panthers Face Delicate Balance Of Off-Ice Business Not Impacting On-Ice Play
Published October 18, 2013
MASS APPEAL: ESPN's Tony Reali noted the Panthers were "expecting a lot of Bruins fans" for Thursday's game and made public they would "have TVs in the arena tuned into the Red Sox' game" against the Tigers in the ALCS. ESPN's Israel Gutierrez said, "I don't care what the incentive is, (the Panthers) need to try to get people in that building. ... They could give individual televisions and put them in the empty seat next to them and if that draws people, that's fine." The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan added, "If people moved from Massachusetts to Florida, they never liked baseball in the first place" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 10/17).