"While we remain optimistic that our Panthers will open the 2012-13 season as planned on Oct. 13, I also want to assure you that the work stoppage will not deter our organization from fulfilling its responsibilities to our fans and our community.
#FlaPanthers Stu Siegel says he has sold his share of team, remains a fan; 'team is in great hands with Cliff Viner as the majority owner.'
I think we will get better over time and we`re going to contend for a Stanley cup.
"What we're really trying to do is not just build a team, but to build an organization. I think it would be foolish of me to say we've gotten there in four and a half months (under GM Dale Tallon). We have not. We've got to build it … I will say this, we'll have a lot more freedom next year, we'll have a lot more salary room next year. A lot of our contracts terminate next year."
So far, winning is exactly what the Panthers have done. Since Cliff (Viner) and Stu (Siegel) officially took over as Panthers Co-General Partners last week, the Cats are 2-0-1, not to mention the 5-2-1 record in our last eight games.
"We're going to be there with them, we're going to be crying with them, we're going to be laughing with them. We are the biggest Panthers fans. We're the only crazy ones who would do this."