REDlines: Weekend Round Up. Practice, Coach's Corner, Hot Stove.


 

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Two consecutive days off from games, yet two consecutive days of practices for the Florida Panthers that were open to the public.  One held at the Kendall Ice Arena on Saturday, attracted over 500 fans who were treated to quite a show.  Then Sunday’s open practice at Saveology IcePlex had another good crowd on hand to watch Kevin Dineen put the team through some drills in preparation for tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins.  With the Capitals winning last night, we are now in 7th place.  Like I said yesterday, don’t panic.  Keep the faith. Here’s the news from around the internet from over the weekend in case you missed any of them.

News Around Sunrise:

* Harvey Fialkov has video of the Saturday event.  Sun-Sentinel.

* More coverage on Saturday from George Richards.  On Frozen Pond.

* Jose Theodore is sporting a new mask.  Not sure if he wears it next game.  On Frozen Pond.

* As we know Kris Versteeg had some “rest” during Friday’s game against the Penguins.  The team gets the message loud and clear.  Sun-Sentinel.

* Michal Repik wants to stay.  Even when all the healthy players get back.  Sun-Sentinel.

Around the NHL:

* Coach’s Corner and Don Cherry.  Listen to him.  He knows what he’s  talking about.

* Interesting chat on The Hotstove. 

* Down Goes Brown has a look at the All-Stars left off the roster.

* Rene Bourque is looking to stay in Montreal for a long time.  TSN.ca.

* Inside Hockey looks at the 10 best GM’s this season.  Of course Mr. Tallon is on it.

* Tea With Ms. Conduct on players she doesn’t like.  Backhand Shelf.

* Rumors about the next GM for Columbus.  Pro Hockey Talk.

* Martin Biron seems to be the perfect backup goaltender for the New York Rangers.  NHL.com.

* If you’ve never been to The View From 111, go there. Daily.

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Tags: Coach's Corner Florida Panthers Jose Theodore Kevin Dineen Kris Versteeg Marty Biron Michal Repik Redlines Rene Bourque The Hotstove