Thirsty For A Win. Now We’re In The Desert. Cats vs. Yotes

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We are what we are.  If you can accept that, you’ll survive the season as a fan.  As for me, I’m not going to be complacent about this.  This team can play better than they have shown lately.  Someone however has to step up and make a stand.  Leadership.  Motivation.  Being prepared.  I can go down the whole list.  The situation we’re in is very similar to that in Toronto with the Leafs.  Poor play, average roster with average players, although Toronto does have Phil Kessel, and a coach who may have lost the room.  I listen to theFan590 every chance I get when I’m in the car, and people are ready to jump from top of CN Tower.  In Florida, many people are continuing to make the same excuses they”ve been making for the past nine seasons.

Ray Whitney who leads Phoenix in points with 16 and Ed Jovanovski both former Panthers will face their old team.  Whitney who is still dangerous at his tender age is spark plug with a nose for the net.  Jovo Cop isn’t as reckless as he was when he first broke into the league with the Panthers, but is still at good defenceman, who matured after he left Florida.  Or should I say was booed out of town?  Scottie Upshall leads Phoenix in goals with 8.

The Panthers have lost five of their last six, but had leads or were tied going into the third period in three of those games.  Once again finishing is a problem, not only with players trying to score goals, but with the team trying to win games.  They haven’t learned how to step on the gas.

Michal Repik who scored in Los Angeles was sent back to Rochester.  Why you ask?  Because he scored a goal I guess. Man I thought I held long gruges.  What the hell did Repik do?  This is a move that is making me scratch my head.  Kenndal McArdle has been called up in his place.  Not that we don;t need the toughness that McArdle brings, but we also need Repik’s offensive upside.  But the poor kid is in the coach’s doghouse.  Listen Pete, before you ruin this kid completely, let’s trade him.  Reports are the players are relaxed, yet still frustrated.  Some went hiking yesterday, while others saw the sites.

Anyone find any confidence?

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Tags: Ed Jovoanovski Florida Panthers Jenndal Mcardle Michal Repik Phoenix Coyotes Ray Whitney Steve Bernier

  • slapshot1106

    I’m glad McArdle’s coming up. I think he’s a gritty, hustling, give-it-all every shift guy this team needs.. I think others get energizied just watching this guy give it his all… He’s not heavyweight tough, but he holds his own and you have to respect him… Too bad he wasn’t 3 or 4 inches taller, but teaming with Hordy should be a great energy line…

    As far as Repik goes, yes I think he deserved more of a chance, but I still don’t think he’s the answer to what we need… Probably more of a solid AHLer, I think his offense might be better served to a different club. If he had trade value, I’d say make a package deal.. But I don’t think he’d bring more than a 4th or 5th rounder, so then I say he’d be better kept in Rochester and as an added insurance policy…

    There’s too many other average guys this team is forced to play, either due to contractual status on one-way deals, or because they’re too desperate to admit some of their #3mill guys(Olesz, Stillman) aren’t worth what they’re getting paid.. After this year, they should be rid of a few more contracts and should have a little more leeway to give others better chances… The good part about Higgins deal is that it’s a 1 year deal.. I would’ve thought he’d have put up better numbers by now, but like many, he seems to be snake-bitten…

    Somehow I think they’ll sneak out a victory tonight. If I were Tallon, I’d acquire about an underachieving Wolski.. I don’t think we’d have much to offer in return, but maybe they’d have interest in Weiss or Frolik.. Wolski has a knack for the net, just seems to be off this year so far. I’d take my chances if it’s possible…