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The Florida Panthers have surpassed the halfway marker of the 2013-14 NHL regular season and it looks as if the club is not going to be a playoff contender. At 41 games the Cats finished 5 points below .500 & a season finishing in the 70s range of points looks to be in hand unless the Cats catch fire & the rest of the Eastern Conference can't put them out. Let's name the 3 highs & 3 lows of the 1st half of the season.

Lows

1. Kevin Dineen & his coach in staff getting fired is number 1 and it should be as he lost the locker room and made very questionable coaching decisions that further hampered the Panthers.
2. Kris Versteeg was toxic to the Panthers as his big ego & poor play led to many lazy shifts and dumb turnovers.
3. The power play for the Cats is nothing short of horrendous. It is to the point where the man advantage is actually a momentum killer for Florida & that cannot happen ever in hockey.

Highs
1. Aleksander Barkov has now gotten his NHL legs under him and is producing very nicely for the team at 18 years of age. He may actually be the smartest player on the team.
2. PTO signees Tim Thomas & Brad Boyes are coming up big for the Cats. Thomas, despite some stints on the injured reserve list, has not lost his ability to keep a team in a game & even carry them to victory. Brad Boyes is the best shootout player in NHL history & is the Panthers leading goal scorer.
3. Viola & Cifu buy the team from the eight-headed or so monster that was the Panthers previous ownership. The Florida Panthers finally have a deep pocketed owner who is willing to get the team where it needs to go & is the best shot to see if Dale Tallon's blueprint can deliver like it did in Chicago.

So there you have it. The Florida Panthers have played better under new coaching but are still a flawed team due to underperforming talent. This season is still a transition year under new ownership thus pinning much hope on the team to make the postseason is a bit much. For now a competitive club & developing the talent is the only goal I look forward to see in the 2nd half of the season.
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:bulletred: The current admin is a grad student at Florida Atlantic University. Became into art since I was a kid and love doodling and drawing. Eventually studied graphic design before going onto a history degree at Florida State. Fell in love with the Marlins in 1998 (yes the terrible defending champion), the Dolphins in 1999 after Dan Marino left, Heat in 2004 when Dwyane Wade was a rookie, and the Panthers in 2011 during the offseason that would lay the seeds for the Southeast Championship. Also a HUGE Super Mario/Nintendo fan! :bulletred:

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Established 1993 at Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
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:bulletblue: 1996 Eastern Conference Champions

:bulletred: 2012 Southeast Division Champions

:bulletwhite: Stanley Cup Playoff Wild Card- 1996, 1997, 2000
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mrkh-photo Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Team USA Hockey Jersey error. Where is the 1998 women's gold? tinyurl.com/l8op7zt
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Going to see the Whale and the "Vinnie Vincent Invasion" (just in case you don't get the ref :pointr:[link]) Take on the Owen Sound Attack tonight!
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FJOJR Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah he's been on fire. And we are bringing in Bjugstad now. Being Blackhawks South is gonna scare a lot of teams in the East in a couple of seasons.
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Check out what yer prospect "Vinny Vincent" Trocheck is doin' for the Plymouth Whalers! [link]
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mrkh-photo Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
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FJOJR Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Our pleasure!
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Checkered-Dreamer Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice of you to want my photo on your page. Thank you
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CorvusCorax92 Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for adding my Panthers wallpaper to your collection here! :)
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FJOJR Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's looking like Florida, Chicago, and Toronto are the lead candidates with Florida being the best fit and the one he most wants to come to.
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I hope he doesn't leave the Nucks, or if he does, I hope it's one in the same conference. It's kinda fun chanting his last name at Kings games. I'm sure he loves it. :laughing:
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