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Digesting Florida’s Titanic Season: How the Panthers were Sunk

April 15th, 2010
”It's like turning around the Titanic and not a rowboat.” - Panthers GM Randy Sexton. When your General Manager uses Titanic references to describe the team that he is responsible for putting together; then you know something is horribly wrong. Once again in 2009/10 the Florida Panthers has been at the wrong ...

Florida Panthers Move to Disneyland; Celebrate Mediocrity with Confetti

April 13th, 2010
First off: I don’t mean to insult Disney or their first rate entertainment business by comparing them to possibly the worst run sports franchise in North America, the Florida Panthers. But, quite frankly, it’s hard not to make the link—if only on a tongue-in-cheek, derisive level. Whilst there might be a couple ...

Road Warriors: The Florida Panthers Enjoy Out of Town Successes

December 15th, 2009
Yesterday’s incredible Christmas time blowout of the NY lslanders—by the Florida Panthers believe it or not—was as comprehensive as it was unexpected. Where did that one come from? Just last Friday I, and most Panthers fans in general (come on admit it!), had this season pegged as a rebuilding season. Perhaps it ...

Florida Panthers’ Losing Streak Neither a Coincidence Nor Unfair

December 11th, 2009
After a miserable start to the season, the Cats turned their season around with a marvelous winning spell in mid-November, but now—once again—the wheels are coming off. The Panthers are looking decidedly tame at the moment, winning only one game in the last 10. Yes, you can blame injuries to key ...

The Florida Panthers’ Top 10 All-Time Greatest Players

December 4th, 2009
The Florida Panthers have a short but colorful history with some real characters that have graced the artificial ice in the Sunshine State. The club was formed in 1993 and participated in that year’s expansion draft (in Quebec) together with fellow newcomers Anaheim. The Panthers drafted successfully in that expansion ...

Panthers Join Slapstick Circus; Ballard Gives Vokoun Some Stick

December 1st, 2009
As if this Florida team didn’t have problems enough with injuries, goalie Tomas Vokoun suffered a sickening hit to the head from his own teammate in yesterday’s game in Atlanta. To add salt to the wounds, the Thrashers won the game with five seconds remaining on the clock—to put the Panthers ...

Panthers’ Ville Koistinen Clears Waivers; Is Trade With Toronto on the Horizon?

November 26th, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and especially to Ville Koistinen that just cleared waivers... Despite being waived, he’s going to be spending Thanksgiving here in South Florida rather than in Rochester of the AHL, for the time being anyway. However, the question is if the Panthers won’t be putting him on re-entry waivers soon—so ...

Highway Robbery at Sunrise: Florida Panthers Mugged by Penguin Ref

November 24th, 2009
You would think the defending Stanley Cup Champions would not need any breaks and dodgy calls to beat the upstart Florida Panthers. However, apparently the refs thought otherwise and handed the victory to the Penguins on a silver platter. Words do not suffice to express the outrage and utter disbelief—of the ...

The Florida Panthers Find Their Wings in Buffalo

November 19th, 2009
Panthers’ fans haven’t been spoiled with top-end offensive performances from their team this season. And there was nothing to suggest it would be different in Buffalo as the Cats took on the outstanding Ryan Miller and his Sabres last night. However, the Floridians have been playing better of late and collected ...

New Kings in Panthers-land; Ownership Reshuffle Springs Hope in Sunrise

November 17th, 2009
The Los Angeles Kings made a rare stop in South Florida and handed the Panthers an equally rare shootout loss Monday evening, defeating the Cats 4-3 in the end. However, this is not what created most of the buzz in Panthers-land on this particular night. The murmur in Sunrise was more surrounding ...