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“We decided because the weather’s been so wacky this year where we go from 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity to 40 degrees and threats of frost, that we would be proactive and go ahead and get them for this round,” arena senior vice president and general manager Dave Touhey said. “It gives us one more tool to be able to control the climate.”

Touhey said other NHL teams in warmer climes have dehumidifiers full-time and that the league requires them at a certain humidity level. The idea is to keep humidity under 50 percent.