Found March 26, 2013 on
from George Richards of the Miami Herald,
Barring a miracle, the Panthers’ season will end on April 27 in Tampa. As has been the case every spring since 2001 — save for last year and the lockout of 2005 — the Panthers will watch the playoffs and not participate in them.
“We’re trying to keep our competitive level extremely high,” said second-year coach Kevin Dineen, who led the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time since 2000 last season.
“I think I said from Day 1 we wanted a healthy, quality environment. It’s no fun right now. We’re not having fun. But we’re still making strides trying to make this a place in which we get better no matter the situation.”
Even though the playoffs aren’t forthcoming for a team that has won two consecutive games just twice this year, that doesn’t mean the Panthers are giving up.
BEST OF MAXIM
After a smoldering start and showing all the hype surrounding him was legitimate, Jonathan Huberdeau has been very quiet over the last few weeks. The line of Huberdeau-Mueller-Shore has been kept in check by the opposition for the most part since March 10th, and needless to say the punchless Panthers have suffered over that time. The 6'1", 177 lb., 19-year-old Huberdeau...
Having participated in yesterday’s charitable NHL All-Star alumni vs Montreal Canadiens alumni game, former Senator forward Alexei Kovalev expressed difficulty coming to terms with the realization that his NHL career is over.
Maybe like the rest of us, he is surprised that it didn’t end at the conclusion of the 2010/11 season.
Alas, Kovalev seems to be caught up...
The last place team in the NHL is the Florida Panthers. They have only won nine of their 34 games to date. This gives them 25 losses. Six of those losses produced regulation tie points to give the team 24 points. They are the team with the worst goals against in the NHL. They are the third lowest scoring team in the NHL. They have allowed 39 more gals than they have scored...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports FloridaThe Toronto Maple Leafs keep scraping out points as they manage to find themselves in a number of tight games recently. But there's room for improvement as the team continues to struggle in shootouts.Nonetheless, they're certainly better off than the Florida Panthers, who own the league's worst record and are still sputtering...