— George Richards (@OnFrozenPond) April 17, 2012
Ice is awful. So much water. Too warm in building? #flŁapanthers
— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) April 17, 2012
I have e-mailed my hockey-loving friend, Adam (subject line: "Is this bad?"), to investigate. So don't worry, guys. We're on the case. For now, here's Panthers coach Kevin Dineen on the developing ice situation:
"If the quality of ice is anything like it was this morning at the skate, I think their customer service probably will be pretty embarrassed to see that's what they are putting out there for people to see. It made for a pretty sloppy morning. If the ice is anything like it was this morning, it will make for a very sloppy game. No fun for the fans. A lot of water out there."
"A lot of water out there" does not sound great for NHL playoff-level hockey. But, hey, I'm no expert. Can someone find those customer service people that Dineen is talking about?