Gameday: Panthers Visit Chicago South

7-8-0

VS.

7-8-3

Today’s music video is Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen.  Hoping that Michal Repik can add his goal scoring touch to the Panthers offence.

The last time these two teams met the Florida Panthers aimed 55 shots toward the Atlanta Thrashers net.  Probably another 30 went way wide or in the direction of the 10th row.  Needless to say, Florida had a 3-2 lead, but ended up losing 4-3 on home ice.  A game they’d like to have back.

Tonight Atlanta will try to avoid it’s sixth loss in seven games as they’ve continued giving up too many shots, as they are finding out that goaltender Chris Mason is not the second coming of Patrick Roy as many thought during his previous performance against the cats.  since beating Florida, Atlanta is 1-4-1 and has given up 23 goals.

Evander Kane leads the Thrashers in goals with seven and former Chicago Blackhawk Andrew Ladd leads in points with 18.

The Panthers are coming off a 5-2 spanking handed to them by the high flying Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.  Not a good showing, but you know the deal with this team in back to back games.  It’s never been good.

Michal Repik makes his season debut tonight.  Plans are to have him on the fourth line, which to me is a complete waste of time and talent.  We need to figure out if this kid can play in the NHL.  Fourth line minutes won’t do it.

Jason Garrison is back in the lineup tonight after his crotch groin injury seems to be fully healed.  Keaton Ellerby has been sent back to Rochester.

My question today is will Little Stevie still be wearing the head gear?

Here’s the TSN Gameday preview.

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Topics: Andrew Ladd, Chicago South, Chris Mason, Evander Kane, Jason Garrison, Michal Repik

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  • HANK

    frank, here’s one for the ages, Anthony Steward of the Thrashers has more points than any panther player as of today and as many goals as booth. OUCH

    • Frank Rekas

      Hank: This kid (Anthony) in my mind was never given a chance. You can’t take a first round draft pick, stick him on the fourth line and give him 5-7 minutes and tell us he can’t play!
      Obviously he had some issues and problems, but I think you know as well as I do, he’s a bit better than our management thought.