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Florida Panthers All-Time 3-on-3 Teams: Which Era Wins?

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Four eras of Panthers hockey, 44 of the best Cats in club history. Who takes the cake?

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The NHL is debuting a new 3-on-3 format today in Nashville that will that hopefully inject some new life into its sagging annual All-Star game event. This is the first All-Star game since the greatest one ever played, Rendez-vous '87, that actually has my toes tingling before puck drop.

After seeing what our friends at Die By The Blade (thank you, Ryan Evans) did putting together a Sabres only All-Star game, we applied their fantastic idea to our Florida Panthers, with Francisco dividing the club's relatively brief history into four distinct eras: the Expansion Era (1993-1997/98), the Sunrise Era (1998/99-2004), the Post-Lockout Era (2005-2009/10) and the Tallon Era (2010/11-current). I picked the rosters, consisting of six forwards, three defensemen and two goalies, with some input from Donny and Francisco.

Expansion Era

Forwards: Scott Mellanby, Rob Neidermayer, Stu Barnes, Ray Sheppard, Dave Lowry, Jesse Belanger

Defensemen: Ed Jovanovski, Robert Svhela, Gord Murphy

Goalies: John Vanbiesbrouck, Mark Fitzpatrick

Sunrise Era

Forwards: Pavel Bure, Ray Whitney, Viktor Kozlov, Kristian Huselius, Radek Dvorak, Marcus Nilson

Defensemen: Sandis Ozolinsh, Dan Boyle, Bret Hedican

Goalies: Roberto Luongo, Trevor Kidd

Post Lockout Era

Forwards: Olli Jokinen, Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton, David Booth, Jozef Stumpel, Cory Stillman

Defensemen: Jay Boumeester, Bryan McCabe, Keith Ballard

Goalies: Tomas Vokoun, Craig Anderson

Tallon Era

Forwards: Aleksander Barkov, Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Huberdeau, Tomas Fleischmann, Nick Bjugstad, Jussi Jokinen

Defensemen: Brian Campbell, Aaron Ekblad, Jason Garrison

Goalies: Roberto Luongo 2.0, Jose Theodore

That would be a pretty juicy All-Star tournament for Panther fans. Which 11-man squad do you think would emerge victorious? Would you have put the teams together differently? Vote in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.