Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been very busy lately and have been part of a great opportunity to write for LitterBoxCats.com, covering the Florida Panthers directly.
The 2013-14 was a disaster for the most part save for some shining beacons being the play of Upshall, Bjugstad and Boyes, the ousting of Michael Yormark as team president, the return of Roberto Luongo and the Panthers receiving the number 1 pick in the 2014 Draft which they used on Aaron Ekblad.
The team hired a new coach in Gerard Gallant, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens coaching staff.
The team has spent a lot of money in free agency acquiring 6 new players and currently finalizing deals with their RFAs.
The team held its yearly Rookie Development Camp which showcases the teams recent draft picks from the past three years. The team's prospect pool has gotten to the point that it is deep enough to trade some of them without harming the team's future progress.
The BB&T Center will see a reduction in capacity and a change in price as it will now become a more realistic cost for those in the upper deck while also not being a ridiculous amount for those in the lower bowl.
Finally Panthers hockey still hums along though the Panthers art has been few and far between. It is to be expected with yet another losing season but hopefully a turnaround along with some potential cosmetic changes to the team (like a logo change) will get hockey fans back in the spirit to create Panthers art.