Well Panther fans, the inevitable has begun happening. This afternoon the NHL announced they were cancelling all regular season games through October 24th. (Source: NHL)
For the Panthers this means the loss of two games (home and away) against their in-state divisional rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, along with two games against the New York Islanders (home and away) and a game in Washington D.C. against another Southeast Division foe, the Washington Capitals. (Source: Florida Panthers)
Of course, fans and players alike were hoping it wouldn’t come down to this. Fans even protested the lockout for crying out loud! In the end, however, it did come to this. As angry as I am, and believe me that’s pretty angry, there’s ultimately nothing any of us could do to prevent this lockout from happening.
Now the big question I’m sure many of you, especially season ticket holders have, is how you can go about getting refunded for the games lost. The Panthers are asking that if you have any questions regarding your ticket plan you contact your own personal ticket sales representative by calling (954) 835-PUCK. (Source: Florida Panthers)
For now, we just wait and see Panther fans. Let’s all hope no other regular season games are cancelled and, though it’ll be delayed, you’re still given the opportunity to see that “Southeast Division Champions” banner raised to the BB&T Center rafters. Until next time, say it with me Panther fans (you know you want to), WE. SEE. RED!!!