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2011-2012 Florida Panthers/NHL Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Dr Beinfest, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

  2. I Love Me Some Fish

    I Love Me Some Fish 2013 = year of the fish?

    That was a quick offseason.
  3. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    I beg to differ... between the 7 game series Stanley Cup Final to the rioting in Vancouver followed by a Florida Panther re-overhaul followed by arguably the single largest Free Agency Day in Panther history all mixed in with three dead NHLers followed by the deaths of all 37 KHLers of an entire team roster (a fair share of whom were notable NHLers and former Panthers).

    In my eyes, it's been the longest off season ever, that needs to end now!
  4. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    I really can't wait for the season to start.
  5. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
  6. excited to see what the additions bring.

    all people seem to look at is that we lost vokoun. its a loss but we improved in many other areas.
  7. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Can't make it riding Vokoun's back...

    Granted you can't win a Stanley Cup without a great goalie...

    But lets take this one step at a time.
  8. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    My expectations are in check. I don't expect the team to make the playoffs, but I do expect them to play hard and make the games entertaining to watch.
  9. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    A great team can.

    Edit: Not that I think this is a great team, just saying. I think they can make the playoffs, for a change? That'd be nice...
  10. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    More than just a great team. An exceptional team can win a Stanley Cup without a great goaltender. But, for the most part, history will tell that the winning team has both a Stanley Cup team and either a goalie who was already good or who shined in the playoffs.
  11. heat84

    heat84 Hammerhead

    I think they'll finally squeak in with a 7th or 8th seed. They've made a lot of upgrades and its been 11 years, so the odds are in their favor. And I'll be ecstatic if they do so.
  12. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    I wouldn't necessarily say that all of the 'upgrades' they've made are enough.

    A lot of it was filling in blatant holes. They're not a bottom dweller anymore, but unless they get some serious chemistry running and all of these players live up to their potential we're not looking at a playoff team until guys like Howden, Huberdeau, etc. all develop.
  13. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probability
  14. jmenjes

    jmenjes Imagination...

  15. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    The Panthers split their doubleheader with Nashville.
  16. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Noting that this is the first double header in NHL history.
  17. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    Win or lose, I really want the season to start already.
  18. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    Ditto. Although I am interested in how Huberdeau performs. I think it's fair to give him at least the 9 game tryout
  19. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Nah, if he doesn't make the team (and I'm sure he wont, they'll want that extra year on his ELC come time), they can save those 9 games if they're in a real sh*thole at the end of the season and they need an extra body or two and then they can see how he does.
  20. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    Clemmensen had knee surgery today.

    Plante the likely backup to start the season.

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