Panthers have to block fans’ view after replacing broken glass
The Florida Panthers have not been able to find ways to get fans to come to their games this season. They average a little less than 14,000 fans per home game, which is the fourth fewest in the NHL. Florida’s 10-17-5 record has a lot to do with their poor attendance. Their inability to replace a broken pane of glass doesn’t help.
On Tuesday night, Panthers center Nick Bjugstad fired a shot that missed the net and broke the glass behind it. Having to replace a sheet of glass during an NHL game is a relatively standard procedure, but the Panthers found a way to screw it up. They couldn’t manage to get the protective paper off of the new glass, so it had to stay there for the remainder of the game.
If you actually paid to sit in premium seats at a Panthers game, you kind of deserve this. The good news is I’m sure there were plenty of available seats in the house for people to occupy if their view was blocked by this embarrassment.