On Monday, the Kings take on the Florida Panthers. This east coast’s semi-forgotten team got off to a rough start this season but has managed to win five of their last seven games. The Panthers are coming off a shootout win against the Islanders 5-4. They are led on the ice by former King, Steve Reinprecht who was the “throw in” in the trade that took he and Rob Blake to Colorado in exchange for Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller and picks that, in hindsight, were slightly more valuable than a bag of pucks. Reinprecht is off to a solid start with 9 goals, 5 assists for 14 points and a +3. The Panthers are led in goal by Thomas Vokoun who boasts a respectable .922 SV% and 2.81 GAA.
Off the ice, the Panthers’ ownership, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, has announced that it will make a major Florida Panthers ownership announcement at a 1:30 p.m. press conference on game day. Apparently, Panthers ownership representatives, President & COO Michael Yormark, General Manager Randy Sexton, Head Coach Pete DeBoer and other VIPs will be present. The announcement is expected to be that Cliff Viner and Stu Siegel will become majority owners of the Panthers and Alan Cohen will become a minority partner. Panther fans, for the most part, appear excited about this move as it may mark the shift in the Panthers’ direction and turnaround they have been hoping to see.
While all that is good and fine, what Kings fans really want to know is whether this little panther – cougar mix breed will be present at the game…
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