Winning solves everything.
Cant even compare the Panthers/Bobcats to the Hurricanes. Hurricanes have always been a winning franchise. The Panthers used to be a winning organization under foxy, not with Rivera. The Bobcats has a long way to go.
No fan will come out to game(s) knowing their team is going to lose.
Hurricanes have been to the playoffs 5 times in 14 seasons in Carolina (compared to the Panthers 4 of 18). Though they have been better once they make it to the playoffs, I'm not sure the Canes are a winning franchise considering how easy it is to make the NHL playoffs