Did we speak too soon?
Last night the Florida Panthers allegedly started their housecleaning by trading Dominic Moore to Montreal for a second round draft pick. While many think that was a great deal for Florida, the pick is not until 2011! Nice going!
General manager Randy Sexton promised more deals and that it was just the beginning. Today there would be more moves. The organization sent a letter out indicating their intentions. It hit my email sometime this morning and for what it’s worth. Here it is.
As many fans sat by their phones waiting for the latest twitter update and rumours to fill their day, the bottom line is, as always for this organization: Nothing happened!. Randy Sexton said that a number of things were being worked on but nothing came together.
Speculation all over about who, for who, and we’re we buying, or were we selling. End result, maybe we just choked. Or maybe we thought that a better deal will come after the break. Maybe the guys we wanted we didn’t feel like paying during the break so we’ll get them afterwards. Who knows.
Based on last nights performance I thought for sure something else was on the horizon. Head Coach Peter DeBoer said something about the way the Panthers played, and that they did some good things, and that we just need to put out heads down and win some games. For all we know we could be the hotest team in the NHL going into the playoffs. I paraphrase all this, but that’s the jist of it. Sorry Peter, you must have been out late drinking, or you’re trying to talk yourself into something. For my .02, this team isn’t going to the playoffs. I stand by that.
All the buildup between last night and today was just a bunch of bunk. Now we are told that no trades will be made until after the Olympic break.
Great more anxiety and wonder. More time for rumours. More time for ending up dissappointed.
More time for drinking, cause that’s what this is driving us to do!
Thanks for reading.