Florida Panthers’ Losing Streak Neither a Coincidence Nor Unfair

December 11th, 2009 by Robert Young Leave a reply »

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 players such as David Booth and Cory Stillman, but that excuse is starting to fall on deaf ears. All teams in the NHL are seeing their roster decimated by untimely injuries; Florida is merely one in a line of clubs feeling that pain.

The players called up from the AHL have done reasonably well, injecting some much needed energy and enthusiasm to the team. However, these players have not been able to contribute offensively to any great extent, only managing a handful of goals overall.

And of the regulars and veterans, very few have made any significant contributions offensively either. Only three forwards have any noteworthy numbers: Stephen Weiss (24 ...

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