REDlines: Did Jacob Just Climb The Ladder? September 28th

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Today’s music video is Cough Syrup by Young The Giant.

Tomas Kopecky talks about the Florida Panthers new style of play.  Video courtesy of Rinkside.

While I wasn’t at last night’s game due to a 9:45 P.M. softball game (grrrrr!) I was able to listen to some of Randy Moeller’s broadcast, and keep up a bit with Twitter both before and after the game.  From the looks of it, goaltender Jacob Markstrom has given the Panthers brass something to think about with a solid half game performance, as he stopped all 10 shots that he faced.  We all know one game doesn’t necessarily qualify him to be here, but if the Panthers are looking for positives, last night’s performance was one of the big one’s.  On the other side of the battle Tyler Plante who in his defence, came in cold, and gave up two quick goals, and was beside himself after the game.  All the momentum that the Florida Panthers had seem to slip away in a matter of seconds.  94 of them to be exact.

Coach Kevin Dineen and Dale Tallon have a number of items to think about, and the goaltending spot is one of them.  Jonathan Huberdeau continues to force the organEYEzation’s hand with his skillfull play.  In order for Huby (or is it Hubby?) to stick, he’ll have to be signed to a contract.  Tim Kennedy is another player looking to stay here, but he took a blindside hit from Dallas Star center Ryan Garbutt.  As of this typing I don’t know of his status. The good thing about that is the hit seemed to wake up the young Cats, as both Erik Gudbranson and Shawn Matthias came to the defence of their mate.  In case you missed it, here’s Dave’s recap from last night.  The two teams faceoff again on Thursday in what we be an extremely important game for a number of Florida Panthers.  It would also be nice to have the team finish the preseason on the right side of a win.

News from Sunrise:

George Richards talks about Jacob Markstrom and other Panther notes.  Miami Herald.

No surprise to see Quinton Howden and Michal Repik sent back to the minors.  Harvery Fialkov.

Dan Spiegel and the big decisions that await the Florida Panthers.

Around the NHL:

The suspensions continue as J.F. Jacques gets his share.  TSN.ca.

Patrick Kane seems excited to play center.  Blackhawks.

Dave Shoalts talks about the Sean Avery and Wayne Simmonds incident.  Globe and Mail.

Colin Campbell and why there’s no suspension for Simmonds.  NHL.com.

This is for all us you stat nerds.  Kukla’s Korner.

More Battle Of the Blades.  Harrison Mooney.

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Tags: Dallas Stars Florida Panthers Jacob Markstrom Jonathan Huerdeau Kevin Dineen Has Decision Kris Versteeg Ryan Garbutt Sean Avery Tyler Plante Wayne Simmonds Young The Giant

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