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

April 15th, 2010 by Robert Young Leave a reply »
”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 end of the table and the butt of many hockey fans’ jokes. This latest setback makes it ten years now since the team last had a taste of the playoffs. Randy Sexton, since the conclusion of the season, has been busy deflecting culpability from his own actions—preferring to highlight the injuries suffered to David Booth and Nathan Horton instead. Truth however, is that it is not that simple. There is no one single reason to blame this unmitigated disaster upon. There is, rather, a whole clutch of explanations. Injuries to key players, is only the tip of the iceberg. Let us now do what the new owners are claiming to do; sit back and “digest the season”. Begin Slideshow


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