Wednesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Rookie Nick Bjugstad takes over top line duties. - USA TODAY Sports

The NHL is back and the trade deadline is coming up fast.

After returning from its Olympic hiatus last night with Buffalo's 3-2 win over Carolina, the NHL has four more games on the tap tonight with four teams from the Atlantic Division in action. Boston is at Buffalo and Detroit will be in Montreal. In a pair of Western Conference tilts, Los Angeles will visit Colorado, while Vancouver will play host to St. Louis.

The Panthers remain off until tomorrow night when the Washington Capitals come calling. After doing battle with the Caps, the Cats have three games on the road (Blue Jackets, Islanders and Bruins) before the March 5 trade deadline, so we could have an eventful week ahead of us.

The Panthers have a handful of veteran players who could help contending teams, but they may want to re-sign a few of them for next season. It will be interesting to see what path Florida's brass takes in regards to the deadline and playing out the reminder of the schedule. How they approach this time could give a glimpse into what to expect during the offseason.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker