@ Florida Panthers
Thursday, Mar 5, 2009, 7:30 PM EST
Should be a playoff atmosphere - most of the recent games have been just that.
Now that the deadline is behind them, and no significant player deletions to sulk over, Pete DeBoer and his Cats are free to ramp it up a notch. Two points separate these clubs, and the hungry new-look Pens are going to demand much more out of Florida than Atlanta did a couple of nights ago.
Don't forget to wander over at some point and say hi to our buds FrankD and HooksOrpik at Pensburgh.
Sidebar stories: Crosby returns...can the Pens win WITH him? Big Bill Guerin joins his new team tonight. Pittsburgh is 3-9 in last 12 at the BAC. Is David Booth 100%? Steve Eminger dons his first Florida uni (#55). How ferociously will the Panthers come out after the drama of yesterday is behind them? How long will that sale on toasters go at Walmart?
We've all heard the thousands of rumors regarding Bouwmeester and his intention to bail out of Sunrise when the season comes to a close. Hypothetically: Would a two-round playoff run have ANY effect on Jay opening his mind to re-signing with Florida?
This poll is closed
Yes...A positive reaction from the community and winning hockey will at least allow him to reconsider
No way...Too much evidence floating around to suggest otherwise. Dude's a goner.