Hello! Long time reader, first time poster. I am cautious about the new arena because the firm hired to design a new arena is the same one used for the American Airlines arena in Dallas. And if you've been there, you can understand my concern. The top tier seats need TVs to see what's going on at the ice. The mid tier seats are decent but not for the money. The only way you can see anything on the ice in Dallas is to be sitting in the best seats of the lower section.
I fear a new arena will dramatically raise ticket prices and result in bad sight lines.