Daily Pucking Grind. The Worst Roast. February 22nd.

Today’s music selection is Closer To The Edge by 30 Seconds to Mars.

With yesterday afternoon’s loss to the New York islanders, the Florida Panthers have edged closer to not making the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.  I didn’t watch nor could I listen, but from what I read, it seemed that the effort was completely lacking.  Shame.  There have been many games this year that needed to be won, but this one will stick out as one where they just didn’t even show up.

In a quote that I saw, Jeremy Roenick said of the Panthers “it was the worst effort that I’ve ever seen.”

The truth hurts sometimes and if that was indeed the case, and if it was that bad, then this will be the game that the Florida Panthers will point to as the one that caused them to miss the playoffs.  More later.

If I feel like it.  Links after the jump.

Here’s your Tuesday Links:

George Richards reports on the rout in Long Island.  Or is it on Long Island?  Miami Herald.

In other news around the NHL:

Mike Russo who used to cover the Panthers has been doing some great work in Minnesota for the Wild.  here he talks about Mikko Koivu’s hand injury.  Star Tribune.

Blackhawks DL has some of Patrick Kane’s more forgettable moments.

Raffi Torres a human bowling ball?  Pass It To Bulis says so.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars include Matt Moulson.

Dallas and Pittsburgh make a big trade as James Neal could be the wingman that Sid has always wanted.  Sean Leahy.

A coach undresses himself during an CHL hockey game.  Puck Daddy.

I know that some of you may get tired of the Blackhawk notes on this site, but I can’t help it.  It’s in my blood.  Here’s a story of how Jonathan Toews inspired his team to victory yesterday afternoon.  Let me tell you, this kid (only 22) is a true leader.  NHL.com.

The Dreger Report. TSN.ca

Only three games yesterday, but here’s your TSN scoreboard anyway.

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