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Daily Pucking Grind. TGIF Brew. February 11th.

Today’s music choice is The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen.  It just fits.

The Buffalo Sabres came into Florida last night and most likely cut a hole into any hopes of a playoff chance for the Florida Panthers.  Buffalo won 3-2 when defenceman Tyler Myers ripped a slap shot past goaltender Tomas Vokoun with 4.5 seconds remaining in overtime.  I’m not happy with a point, and you shouldn’t be either.

There’s no excuse for the way Florida played last night.  Sure Jack Skille’s debut was encouraging as he threw his body as expected, and took a few shots. But for much of the game, the Panthers were listless.  Unacceptable for a game they needed to win.  My recap of this later.  I watched from a different view in the arena.  I didn’t like what I saw.  You may not like what you read.  Links after the jump.

Here’s your Friday links:

Harvey Fialkov describes the performance of the Panthers last night as listless.

Mike Keenan behind the bench again?  Yep.  This time helping the Great OneNHL.com.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Thursday night.

Day’s of Yorr has the inside track of how the NHL deals with suspensions.

Quebec City is starting to build an arena for an NHL team.  TSN.ca.

Uncle Jack (JM for former GM) says that the Canadiens don’t need an enforcer.  What?  Just more short players? TSN.ca.

Sid is confident he’ll play again this season.  NHL.com.

Mike Underwood Fisher was traded to Nashville yesterday.  The Hockey Writers.

Great article on the Frolik-Skille trade by Tim Sassone of The Daily Herald.

Finally, Down Goes Brown tells us how to never say anything interesting.

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