|Sunday, August 2nd, 2009|
"Ville Peltonen has signed with Dynamo Minsk in the KHL.
His agent told the Panthers' acting general manager Randy Sexton a few weeks ago that his client was planning to play in Europe next season and Peltonen made good on his promise. He registered 12 goals and 31 points in 79 games with Florida last campaign."
I keep hearing of players leaving, no one joining. It'll be interesting to see what left of this squad or atleast what it will look like come the beginning of next season. I've even heard rumor that the Panthers are planning on shuffling McCabe from the ice into the fulltime GM role.
|Thursday, July 30th, 2009|
This from RotoWorld:
"The Florida Panthers are drawing closer to being sold.
The organization will be sold to a New York-based publicly held company, called Sport Properties Acquisitions Corp. There are no plans to move the team though and they will continue to play at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. However, the deal is still a few months away from being completed."
Wow, there are potential markets out there, especially in Canada screaming to get a hockey team (See Winnipeg, Hamilton), I hope this isn't the beginning of the end for the Cats in Florida.
Everything looked so optimistic, just barely missing the postseason, now here we are months later back in hockey hell again. New GM, new owner..
|Wednesday, July 1st, 2009|
|Saturday, June 20th, 2009|
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
So, the Panthers have just acquired center Steven Reinprecht from fellow losingest team the Phoenix Coyotes. Known for his 'two-way versatility', this native of Edmonton, Alberta who apparently apparently was never drafted, seems to top out around 15 goals and 30 assissts a season looking through his career history.http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/2101/career;_ylt=AjKvXmu2y5U2mBuSRnDQP1BivLYF
In exchange, we've shipped off 2003 - 2nd round (55th overall) pick Left Wing Stefan Meyer who was born in 1985 and played a whole four games for us last season.
Apparently, what we're acquiring most in this player is SPEED. And no, this trade was not done by the spectre of Jacques Martin, but assistant general manager Randy Sexton. Nice to know someone is still behind the wheel.
|Thursday, April 9th, 2009|
No prizes for falling short
Well that's that. Even with a win tonight the playoffs are gone courtesy of the Habs and Blueshirts picking up wins as well.
We had to struggle to beat Atlanta...not good. It is however fairly indicative of the kind of season the Cats have had this year. Beating Pitt was huge, but we can't seem to take care of the little guys. Earlier this year, Weiss was about the only regular forward not out with an injury, but we struggled through it and came out all right. Of course we go on to get trounced by the likes of the Islanders and Thrashers. Those should have been money in the bank. Instead, we came just short. Current Mood: blah
|Thursday, March 26th, 2009|
way to collapse
mmmmmmmmmmm memories!!!! who the hell gives up 4 THIRD PERIOD GOALS like that!??!!?
oh yes, the damn panthers.
bye bye playoffs. bye bye. Current Mood: pissed off
|Sunday, March 1st, 2009|
Feast or Famine
What is up with the Cats? We can only get embarrassed by a lot or bury the other guys in rubber. Current Mood: confused
|Sunday, February 22nd, 2009|
Whip it Good!!!!
D-Vo was on it last night. After falling so hard to the Hawks I thought we might be in for a rough night. But the Cats ground it out and came away with a doughnut against arguably the best team in the NHL.
The next few games won't be any easier. Bruins and Caps again with stops in NJ and NY...the Panthers will have to stay up and high energy to keep pace in the East. Current Mood: satisfied
|Thursday, February 19th, 2009|
so what do u all think
Apparently, Bouw has turned down a $6.5million a year contract with us.
So my questions are these:
1) what do u think will happen with Bouw?
2) what do you WANT to happen with Bouw?
3) why does anyone care about Horton when Frolik is 728478347398 better?
(lol at my last question....i just cant stand horton anymore)
1) I think he is gone. At this point, and PURELY FOR PLAYOFF REASONS, i would like to see him stick around. altho his performance against the caps and the devils was less than stellar.
2) i would like to see him take a hike anyways. we can get quite a bit for him in return. i mean yeah, he's an ice eater and for the most part is a great D-man, but why the hell cant he suck it up like weiss and olesz and the others who signed multi-year contracts? does he realllllly think he will be better off someplace else considering how much another team may have to dump to make room to pay him? we will see.
3) horton = fail. he plays so HALF ASS. at the devils game, sure he scored, but my friends and i made a point to see how many time he just stands flat footed while everyone else is skating around trying to do something. id like to trade him for a taco or something. Current Mood: curious
|Wednesday, February 18th, 2009|
Driving out the Devils
That game last night was one of the finest performances the Cats have put on this year. With maybe the exception of maybe the power play, the Panthers could do no wrong. Vokoun was incredible and the Panthers took advantage of their scoring opportunities. I couoldn't be prouder of them right now. Current Mood: happy
|Friday, January 9th, 2009|
Cat scratch fever
I was treated to a fine display of hard nosed hockey last night at the Bank. The Cats played like a team with purpose and desperation. Vokoun looked like a starting net minder should.
It's given me some renewed faith for a run to the playoffs. Current Mood: happy
|Friday, January 2nd, 2009|
|Sunday, December 28th, 2008|
why do they even put him in? 6-4....to a crummy team. at least horton managed to score after 11 games. Current Mood: disappointed
|Friday, December 26th, 2008|
Good to see the Cats ripping into the competition these days. The healthy return of most of our forwards along with two of the best net minders in the business has got us poised to pounce on the rest of the Southeast. Let's get it done.
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: cheerful
|Saturday, December 13th, 2008|
We're kicking the crap out of everybody, with no ifs ands or buts. The plan, Jacques Martin!!
|Tuesday, December 9th, 2008|
What a win last night!!! Stephen Weiss is the man!!
If we can hold on until the walking wounded can get back in the thick of the Eastern Conference race.
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: calm
|Friday, December 5th, 2008|
The Cats Claw the Sabres
The Panthers delivered in a big way at my first live game at the Bank. An exciting, physical game that ended in a win for the good guys.
Even so, I was really surprised by the number of Buffalo fans there were. When the Sabres scored in the third about a third of the people in attendance cheered. It was very bizarre. In the end, the Panthers pulled it out, but it still really odd to be nearly outnumbered in your own building.
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: cheerful
|Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008|
I'm finally able to go to my first ever Panthers game. Tomorrow night vs. the Sabres. It is on!
I hope the Cats bring that winning streak back home with them.
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: cheerful
|Saturday, November 29th, 2008|
One thing you can say about this home stand, it's not David Booth's fault. The man keeps the Cats alive with a late game tying goal in the last two games, only to have them blow it either in overtime or in the shootout.
I also can't for the life of me figure out our goaltending situation. Vokoun couldn't seem to get the job done, so they bring in Anderson. Andyman goes on a tear and does really well for awhile, but then either let's in easy goals or comes up short at critical moments. The poor play of the defensemen certainly isn't making the job of netminder any easier.
I want to think that if they can iron out these kinks that the Panthers can become a force in the Southeast. Flashes of brilliance doesn't get you to the Promised Land, consistent play does.
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: annoyed
|Tuesday, November 25th, 2008|
The Sunrise Express pulls into home station
Well, well, well...if you don't count that abominable first two minutes of the second period, the Cats pulled off an impressive win last night.
Booth got a birthday goal during the single most impressive period of hockey for the Panthers this season. That first period was a thing of beauty. Constant pressure in the offensive zone, crashing the net after rebounds, and in general putting the body on the opposition.
It was also nice to see the Cats not blow a lead late into the third period. It was bad enough watching them let two score within two minutes in the second.
In the end, a win is a win. Horton is back to where he's comfortable. Weiss was i top form. Zednick went down, which is not good. Even so, here's to hoping that this win will inspire continued consistency.
GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Current Mood: exanimate