Reasoner Denied. Source: Frank Franklin II AP/Miami Herald

Daily Pucking Grind. Weak Roast. March 23rd.

Today’s music selection is Bullets by Editors.

You’re not going to sit there and tell me that just because Stephen Weiss sat out the game with a leg injury, that the Florida Panthers couldn’t muster any offence are you?  C’mon, the team isn’t that dependent on one guy, especially him.  Although, had it not been for the head standing saves made by Tomas Vokoun, last night’s game could have been a lot worse than just a 1-0 shutout.  See, Mr. Knowsnothing (wherever you are), it’s not the goaltending.  It’s the weak offence.  In case you missed Dave’s recap, it’s right here.  Here’s the TSN boxscore.

Bright spot?  Though he only played 11 minutes, Ryan Carter was probably the most talked about player in last night’s T.V. Broadcast.  At one point you had to think that he and Tomas Vokoun were the only one’s playing.

No rest for the these guys as they faceoff tonight against a well rested Chicago Blackhawks team at the United Center in Chicago.  Patrick Sharp was injured in the Hawks last game, but the news isn’t too bad.  NHL.com. Pre- game will be posted later this afternoon for your reading pleasure.

Here are your Wednesday links:

George Richards points out the problem right away in last nights loss.  Miami Herald.

Harvey Fialkov makes a case for Marty Reasoner as the team MVP.  Sun-Sentinel.

Speaking of Marty, his brother Adam filled in as a goaltender at the Panthers practice on Tuesday.  NHL.com.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Tuesday night.

I happened to hear a replay of an interview with Pat Morris the agent for Matt Cooke on the Fan 590 this morning, as Bob McCown asks the questions you wish everyone else would.

Former Florida Panther defenceman Mike Van Ryn, says a hit convinced him to retire.  Globe and Mail.

The Red Wings seem to be banged up.  Too bad says me.  Winging It.

Talk about bad luck, Justin Williams is out with a dislocated shoulder.  TSN.ca.

Justin Bourne with tips on dominating the shootout.

Alex Pietrangelo is becoming a solid defenceman in St. Louis. Pro Hockey Talk.

Here’s the TSN Scoreboard for Tuesday Night.

Ready for a good laugh? Down Goes Brown gives his version of the Matt Cooke hearing.

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