Now we know what Rodney feels like. Source: cparente.com

REDlines: No Respect. August 17th.

 

Today’s music video is Be True by Bruce Springsteen.

Yesterday The Hockey News (the bible to many of us) began to make it’s early season predictions, and my guess is that they must have put the team names in a hat and drew them out.  Though I could see the  Ottawa Senators being picked to finish 15th in the conference, I was a bit taken back when I saw the Florida Panthers were picked to finish 14th.  Really? This happens to be the most talented team that the Florida Panthers have assembled in years, and far superior to last year’s model.  Are you telling me they won’t finish ahead of the New York Islanders?  What about the Winnipeg JetsToronto will finish ahead of us? One of the reasons was that there are going to be too many what ifs.  I know that they have 11 consecutive years of playoff failure to base their prediction on, but really? 14th?  Well what if we score 60  more goals than last year?  What if we get our power play to at least the middle of the pack from dead last where it was last season?  What if Jose Theodore wins 30 games? What if Erik Gudbranson plays so well he’s a Calder Trophy finalist?  It’s apparent that this season will be all about making sure we aren’t the Rodney Dangerfield of hockey.

More after the jump.

News In Sunrise:

Jovo Cop is hosting a cookout tonight from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Bank Atlantic Center!

While The Hockey News is not impressed with the Panthers, some Panther fans are not impressed with them.  Read the comments in On Frozen Pond.

Around the NHL:

Bill Daly of the NHL is not at all impressed with the NewYork Islanders promotion of a brawl party. USA Today.

Some NHL players speak about Rick RypienEye On Sports.

Houses Of The Hockey looks at some of the worst ways to promote the game.

The Nashville Predators will try to improve on their first playoff series win this season and go for more.  30 in 30. NHL.com.

Who’s on the hot seat in the Eastern Conference?  NHL.com.  The New Jersey Devils are one team with the pressure to get back to the post season.

A list of ideas that won’t be used this season.  Down Goes Brown.

A look at the soundtrack for NHL 12. Pro Hockey Talk.

Predlines thinks that Shea Weber’s deal sends a very serious message to the Nashville organization.

Which San Jose Shark would you allow back?  Blades of Teal.

Today’s video is a remake of the classic Swingers scene with Jeremy Roenick.

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Tags: Florida Panthers I Can't Get No Respect Jeremy Roenick Johnny Carson Jovo Cop Rick Rypien Rodney Dangerfield Shea Weber Swingers The Hockey News Disrespects The Panthers

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