Florida Panthers Morning Nips: 10/21/13

Oct 19, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Weaver (43) checks Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) at BB&T Center. USA TODAY Sports

Nine games into the season, the Florida Panthers are 3-6-0. They have six points and they are currently seventh in the eight team Atlantic Conference ahead of only the lowly Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers are two games into a six game home stand. The team fell to the Bruins 3-2 on Thursday and beat the Wild in a 2-1 shootout on Saturday. The Chicago Blackhawks will be in town on Tuesday followed by the Sabres on Friday and the Lightning on Sunday. Here is a look at the latest Florida Panthers news:

While this is somewhat shocking to read, it is not exactly anything new. If you have followed the Panthers at all during GM Dale Tallon‘s tenure, then you know how the story goes. Any veteran who does not figure into the team’s long term plans is fair game and the Panthers will always be on the lookout for opportunities to turn vets into draft picks and young players. I think George Richards of the Miami Herald had a good take on the Ottawa Sun report:

The Panthers practice this morning so we should hear something form Dale Tallon on the subject.

  • Catch up on Panther prospects playing in the CHL over at Litter Box Cats. So far Christopher Clapperton, MacKenzie Weegar and Alexander Delnov are three players to keep an eye on.
  • Nick Bjugstad played his hometown Minnesota Wild for the first time in his NHL career and more from George Richards and the Miami Herald.
  • Six positives from Panthers 2-1 win over Minnesota by play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein. (Panthers.com)

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