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Litter Box Cats Aug 28, 2014

What is the true value of taking a goaltender early in the NHL draft?

I'll admit it: I was the first to criticize Dale Tallon for not selecting Thatcher Demko or another highly-rated goaltender at the recent draft in Philadelphia. I may have been wrong. The Florida Panthers have a glaring hole in the organizational depth chart, right under "Good Young Goaltender".  As Todd was nice enough to highlight for us, the Cats really don't have a "goaltender of the future", and it's something that could become a big issue three to five years down the road, when Roberto Luongo either retires or is no longer giving the club adequate goaltending night in and night...

Roberto Luongo answers Eddie Lack’s ice bucket challenge

Roberto Luongo’s mastery of social media continues with his contribution to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Sporting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pajamas in his video, the former Vancouver Canucks and current Florida Panthers goaltender dumps a bucket of ice on his head and issue challenges to former Canucks coach John Tortorella, ex-Islanders general manager Mike Milbury and former Panthers GM Mike Keenan (or did he say Mike Keane?) to do the same. He should ...
Raw Charge Aug 19, 2014

Quick Strikes for Tuesday, August 19

A lot of news around the NHL for your Tuesday, including a list of teams expected to be in the race for the big prize at the end of the season, Connor McDavid. The American Hockey League schedule is due to be released in the coming weeks. Just what does it take to complete this tedious but critical task of making a schedule for all 30 teams? [AHL] Former Vezina-winning goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck likes where the Florida Panthers are headed, especially with the addition of Roberto Luongo at last season's trade deadline. [ESPN] The Florida Panthers, however, could be one of several...
Litter Box Cats Aug 11, 2014
Will the Panthers' next

Will the Panthers' next "goaltender of the future" please stand up?

With the talented, but frustrating, Jacob Markstrom out of the picture, do the Panthers have Roberto's Luongo's heir apparent in the system? Reunited and it feels so good... On March 4, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon made a huge splash, bringing back goaltender Roberto Luongo to solidify a position which was starting to become an real issue; with too many pucks finding the back of the net, Tim Thomas'  injury problems and the contracts of both Thomas and struggling backup Scott Clemmensen set to expire at the end of the season. Part of the price to re-acquire Luongo from Vancouver was...

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