Florida is pretty typical Florida: little to no butts in seats. Butts next to no butts.
But the two put together?
20 games each city? Would that work for a southern embrace of ice hockey? Absence making the heart grow fonder?
Go big or go home. Or go camp.
I would even go as far as a rebrand in the south. I'd call them the Fishermen.
Sure, the league wants a Florida market like a California market. But why not a whole southern market with occasional ice time in the stretches of Little Rock, New Orleans and the like? Rivalry with Carolina and Nashville would be sweet.
Really, I'm for a lot of moves with the Coyotes and Panthers. Austin Coyotes sound good? Texas Coyotes? Share ice-time with OKC and call them Midlakes Coyotes? The Pack (pact) Ooohh, Omaha! So many options.
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