From George Richards of the Miami Herald:
"I have not raised ticket prices and have made sure our games are affordable,'' Cohen said. "But when fans of the Rangers, Canadians, Maple Leafs, whatever, come down here and fill our building, we should get a little more for it. This is being done to protect our ticket holders, our fans. Our fans can call up right now and buy a Fathers' Day package and not pay the extra money. Our tickets are a great deal and people know this.''
Read the entire entry from On Frozen Blog here.
Give Richards credit, he gives Cohen the time and space to respond to his earlier entry. Cohen's explanation is actually not that bad. However, I still don't like to see any price increase for tickets to see the team. Regardless how many fans from out-of-town come to see the Original Six teams, the hike still applies to fans in the area who want to see a game with a good atmosphere inside the Panthers' arena. Tickets are already expensive enough to see NHL hockey, let's stop making up reasons to keep upping the price.