So what’s wrong with the Florida Panthers? Plenty, as it turns out.
Rookie center Jonathan Huberdeau has lived up to all his hype, but it’s tough to find anybody else meeting their preseason expectations.After starting the season 1-5, the Panthers improved, slightly, to 3-1-4 during their next eight games. They lost three straight overtime games, all at home. Those single points won’t help them catch up during this shortened 48-game season.“We're not finishing,” Panthers coach Kevin Dineen told reporters. “It's finishing the game, giving a complete game, whether it's 60 or 65 minutes. We're not complete right now . . . You're not going to get in the playoffs with 48 points. You can't try to get a point a game, it's just not going to work.”Here are some of the issues:
Florida’s minus-18 goal differential is worst in the league. At last check the team ranked the Panthers ranked 26th in goals scored and 29th at even-strength scoring.
Winger Kris Versteeg ha...