I didn’t know if I was going to be handed a kielbasa or punched in the face. That was a great atmosphere to start the game. The nice thing was being able to suck the life out of the place by our play. You really like that feeling.
~Coach Kevin Dineen on the raucous atmosphere at Nassau Coliseum before Florida’s 2-0 opening-night win against the Islanders
Unless you are living in shed with no Wi-Fi, Fox Sports, XM, cell towers, Versus, any radio access, TV, or people, you know it’s “that time” again. No, I wasn’t referring to baseball! The FL Panthers started out strong with their 2-0 win against the Islanders only to crash and burn when they came up against the Pens, but, hey! It’s the birth of a new season so there’s still time for the Panthers to get in the groove. Here’s hoping for a win Saturday night against the Lightening. In the meantime, my boy, Clemmensen, needs to heal quickly and get back into some net action. Check out The Rat Trick a blog my buddy, Dave Lasseter, writes for to get the latest news about the Panthers. Happy, happy hockey!