Last off season saw the Panthers hire a new GM in Dale Tallon which we were incredibly excited about. Incredibly.
And this off season saw the man put on his crazy hat and drink his own Kool-Aid. But we love it.
He had to reach the cap floor and signed everyone who he called and said, 'Yes'. We would have done the same exact thing.
We mean signing with the Panthers and Dale.
Oh, and the smart bastard traded for Kris Versteeg. Yes, we knew we loved Tallon for a reason.
He also signed quite a few players that should help the Panthers cause to reach the playoffs like Ed Jovanoski, Tomas Kopecky and Brian Campbell.
Dale also went out and got the Panthers a new coach. Kevin Dineen should help with the getting into the play offs thing. Keeping our fingers crossed for the Cats fans.
It's becoming Blackhawks South and we f-ing love it. So much.
Do we think that the Panthers are going to make the playoffs? Not really but it would be fantastic if they did. So we're holding out hope that they do.
We've always loved the underdogs.
General Manager - Dale Tallon
Coach - Kevin Dineen
Team Captain - none
Player(s) everyone should love - Kris Versteeg
Player we don’t love - Brian Campbell because he's a ginger without a soul (j/k)
Who they got - Tyson Strachan, Matt Bradley, Sean Bergenheim, Tomas Fleischman, Marcel Goc, Ed Jovanoski, Scottie Upshall, Jose Theodore & Kris Versteeg
Who they lost - Byron Bitz, Alexander Sulzer, Niclas Bergfors, Tomas Vokoun, Darcy Hordichuk, Marty Reasoner & Sergei Samsonov
Located at - BankAtlantic Center
Hotness level - 7
Biased number? Heck yes. We run this blog and therefore rate the teams based on personal taste. And Mr. Tallon is definitely in our personal taste range. He's such a silver fox.
And we love Verbeauty. And Scottie Upshall and his shirtless body. And Mike Santorelli and Erik Gudbranson and Jack Skille. And of course David Booth's smile.