The game is almost anti-climactic in a sense, given the buildup - and indeed so-far real action - associated with the NHL Trade Deadline which slams shut at 3 on Monday.
Even after the consecutive Cory Stillman and Bryan McCabe deals, many UFA names remain in play: Radek Dvorak, Chris Higgins (injured), Marty Reasoner, Darcy Hordichuk, and several others.
A side issue is the boatload of RFAs-to-be with the organization, including Shawn Matthias, Michal Repik, Kenndal McArdle, Mike Santorelli, Jack Skille, and about 4/5ths of the Rochester Americans - about half of which one can only conclude GM Dale Tallon will simply walk away from.
Programming reminder: as we do each year, we'll be going all day tomorrow beginning at 11am, with a marathon Open Thread, featuring our usual cast of characters and a few new friends as well.
So who will play their final game as a Panther tonight?