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Topic - Dave Touhey
With the Metro underneath and so many events there beyond hockey Verizon Center, the ice surface there has been the subject of ridicule for quite some time. So it's enough of a concern on a normal day, but with the temperature expected to approach 90 degrees Monday, the chances of bad ice increase substantially.
Touhey said other NHL teams in warmer climes have dehumidifiers full-time and that the league requires them at a certain humidity level.
"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."