Panthers preseason not really a draw

To be fair, this game never had a fighting chance. Still, the lack of fans at the Florida Panthers' preseason opener was a sight to behold.

It’s finally hockey season in South Florida, and Florida Panthers fans couldn’t be more excited about their hometown team finally dropping the puck.

Actually, about that ...

In fairness, the game — which was the first half of a double-header — did start in the middle of a Monday afternoon in September. And as FOX Sports Florida's Erin Brown explains, NHL teams often prefer such a schedule for the purposes of scouting during the preseason.

Still, that didn’t stop some in the hockey community from cracking a few jokes at the Panthers’ expense:

Clearly, this team needs more Tebow.

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