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Panthers Management Implements Controversial Rule to Ban Toronto Maple Leafs Fans from Attending Games

The Florida Panthers confirmed that they will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round by defeating the Boston Bruins yesterday.

Many Torontonians were undoubtedly already considering taking a trip to Florida to take advantage of the nice weather and some excellent postseason hockey, but the Panthers’ leadership have different plans.

The Panthers instituted a new rule that stunned many people in order to ensure that as few Leafs supporters as possible go support their team.

“FLA Live Arena is located in Sunrise, Florida. Sales to this event will be restricted to residents of the United States. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside of the United States will be canceled without notice and refunds given.”


It’s funny how during the regular season they have issues selling out, yet during the playoffs they can’t let “outsiders” come see the game.

This rule screams absurdity at every turn. We hope the NHL steps in to right this wrong.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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