Any hopes from hockey fans for an NHL season look like they’re about to be put on ice for at least another year.
If you were hoping to see your favorite Florida Panthers and other National Hockey League stars on the ice this season, you’ll probably need to buy a ticket to Europe. After several days of optimistic movement of the collective bargaining agreement talks between the NHL and NHL Players Association, everything fell apart Thursday evening.
The Florida Panthers are coming off one of the most successful seasons in franchise history, but it’s going to be awhile before any Panthers fans can see red on the ice at the BB&T Center.
The Florida Panthers are coming off a division winning season and have real momentum for the future of a franchise that has been an also-ran in recent years. But, that enthusiasm may be gone before it starts thanks to a labor fight in the NHL.