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08:08 AM ET 07.20 | Likely to lose even more bandwidth to the Heat, the Panthers are playing nice. The Cats aren't going to beat the Heat in this fight anytime soon. So why not join them? Last week, on the eve of James announcement that he was taking his talents to South Beach, the Panthers introduced a season ticket plan based on LeBronmania. 'Seats Fit for a King' is a promotion in which fans can buy season tickets for $23 per game in the lower level, $6 in the upper. The 23 represents James' number in Cleveland; the 6 is for his new number in Miami.

The Miami Herald

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July 20, 2010  09:18 AM ET

Gosh! They'd look good in Hamilton! Or ... Quebec City!

July 20, 2010  09:37 AM ET

$23 per game in the lower level, $6 in the upper? Gosh! They'd look good with a Bulldog on their sweater instead of the dopey toothless, clawless cat.

July 20, 2010  09:49 AM ET

That's cheaper than what most of the AHL teams are charging.

July 20, 2010  09:55 AM ET

Truly pathetic, move this joke of a franchise.

July 20, 2010  10:08 AM ET

For a moment I thought they joined the NBA. They'd probably get as many wins.

July 20, 2010  10:11 AM ET

a season ticket for 23$ per game in the lower level. WOW. The panthers are an absolute embarrassment. I think at the 6$ per seat option I would buy a whole row and treat my buds to a whole season of fun.

July 20, 2010  10:12 AM ET

Just start building the arena in Quebec city already....you know that this team will be moved as soon as its built.

July 20, 2010  11:06 AM ET

This is a front-running town. All they've got to do is win and fans will come back. The scalpers have already sold out the Heat, so there should be opportunity. You just can't keep putting out crappy teams and expect fans to buy it.

July 20, 2010  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Truly pathetic, move this joke of a franchise.

People, wake up, it ain't happening. They CANNOT relocate this franchise as simply as you all want to believe. They are in the midst of a 30-year lease with the arena, and there is a non-movement clause without a substantial payoff (i.e. the remainder of the lease plus lost revenue). Very easy to do that when at the time the team and arena had same owner.

Now if you want to talk about folding the franchise that is another thing. Before I go on, I am NOT a Panthers fan, and could careless if they leave. They have 8-10,000 great fans and many bandwagon jumpers who would go. They unfortunately have non-hockey people owning the team and they refuse to spend. When Cory Stillman and Christopher Higgins are key signings, it says a lot.

So give it a rest the NHL can't help Phoenix, they surely cannot do anything here... move along, nothing to see.

July 20, 2010  11:24 AM ET

Canada offers the Following trade=Southern States take the Raptors and put em where ya want em.We take the Panthers and put em in any number of spots that would make oodles of dough and sell out 90 % of the time.

July 20, 2010  11:52 AM ET

Just dumb.

July 20, 2010  12:10 PM ET

$23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At the ACC, upper-bowl tickets are $92!!

July 20, 2010  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Just start building the arena in Quebec city already....you know that this team will be moved as soon as its built.

The construction will start in a few months.

I say Atlanta moves to Quebec City first.

July 20, 2010  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

$23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!At the ACC, upper-bowl tickets are $92!!

Yep, and the scalpers double it. Yet both the Panthers and the leafs have an equal shop of winning the cup. One team gives away seats, the other takes your house

July 20, 2010  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

At the ACC, upper-bowl tickets are $92!!

That's why the Leafs don't want a team in Hamilton. They're afraid it'll water down the part of the gene pool that's stuck on stupid.

July 20, 2010  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Gosh! They'd look good in Hamilton! Or ... Quebec City!

Yes they would!!!!!! I second that notion!

July 20, 2010  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yep, and the scalpers double it. Yet both the Panthers and the leafs have an equal shop of winning the cup. One team gives away seats, the other takes your house

If someone gave me $92, I might sit through a Leafs game on TV. I mean, I like good hockey. Still, tough to say no to $92. I've made the point before that as long as the Leafs fans keep filling up the ACC every night, management has very little incentive to improve the on-ice product. Montreal, after trading away Halak for a stick rack and a second-hand Zamboni, seems headed for the lower ranks of the league. I keep wondering how long will the Canadiens find 21,273 idiots to sit in the Phone Booth for 41 games if the team falters as I predict it will.

July 20, 2010  02:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

If someone gave me $92, I might sit through a Leafs game on TV. I mean, I like good hockey. Still, tough to say no to $92. I've made the point before that as long as the Leafs fans keep filling up the ACC every night, management has very little incentive to improve the on-ice product. Montreal, after trading away Halak for a stick rack and a second-hand Zamboni, seems headed for the lower ranks of the league. I keep wondering how long will the Canadiens find 21,273 idiots to sit in the Phone Booth for 41 games if the team falters as I predict it will.

Chronic problem Stranger.The only power the ticket buying public has is in its wallet.The power is neutralized by demand being far in excess of supply.After draft day thousands of Flames fans either cancelled or decided not to renew season tickets.Within two weeks the seats were filled.And away we go again down the wagon trail.....yipeee ki fricking aye....

July 20, 2010  02:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Chronic problem Stranger.The only power the ticket buying public has is in its wallet.The power is neutralized by demand being far in excess of supply.After draft day thousands of Flames fans either cancelled or decided not to renew season tickets.Within two weeks the seats were filled.And away we go again down the wagon trail.....yipeee ki fricking aye....

Maybe the Flames could enter a team of Sutters in the chuckwagon races next year and the problem might solve itself.

 
July 20, 2010  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Maybe the Flames could enter a team of Sutters in the chuckwagon races next year and the problem might solve itself.

A terrible waste of very good horses if you ask me. Still, a small price to pay considering the end result.

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