Panther Parkway Headlines: Richards, Brown, Max, Florence.

What a Monday this has been!  There’s been a boatload of news that started as early as 1:00 am this morning, and has continued throughout the day.  Let’s first start with some Florida Panthers’ news.  Fans of the Panther fan base were jubilant with the announcement that George Richards is returning home to cover the Panthers for the Athletic.  George had been covering the Panthers for the Miami Herald since 2004, and up until last season was a prefect measuring stick for all things Panthers.  He spent one year in Columbus covering the Blue Jackets and I can’t wait to ask him some questions about that experience.  Welcome home to a good friend George!

While she never really left, Erin Brown has also been named as part of the team at the Athletic.  I’ve known Erin personally for a few years now like George, and can say that she will bring a very insightful and knowledgeable perspective to the fan base.  You will all enjoy her writing as well.  

It’s nice to know that South Florida is “on the map” with these two respected individuals.  Now on to the headlines.

Florida Panthers News:

  • George Richards hits the ground running with two pieces from the Athletic.  I realize that some of you may not be subscribers, but if you can find it in  your budget to do so, you should sign up.  The articles can be seen here and here.
  • Here’s the latest edition of Cats & Coffee.
  • A 9 year old’s hockey gear was stolen in Dania Beach, FL, and the Florida Panthers replaced it.

Around The League:

  • I’m sure many of you woke up to the big news that took place overnight as the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights completed a trade that saw Habs Captain Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas in exchange for Thomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a second round draft pick in 2019.
  • Not to spit in the soup, but according to this linked story, Max did ask to be traded.
  • Want to get to know about Nick Suzuki?  Learn about him at
  • Jim Rutherford, the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins has big expectations for Kris Letang and Phil Kessel.
  • The NHL Coaches Association honors the Humboldt Broncos with and Endowment.
  • Finally, while all this is good and fun, let’s not forget that last year at this time, those of us in Florida were preparing, and or already being hit by Hurricane Irma.  Now in a couple more days hurricane Florence which is going to be at least a category 4 storm and maybe category 5, is headed toward the Carolina’s.  Please to our friends in those areas, take this seriously.  Get a move on now while you can.  Waiting for the last minute will only cause you to be stuck.  Our thoughts are with you all for your safety.

Thank you for reading.

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