Caterwaul: Florida Panthers GameDay Open Forum

The Cats and Bolts get after it for real tonight.

The NHL opened it's 98th season of operations last night with four tilts, including San Jose's 4-0 blasting of Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles. Tonight, it's the state of Florida's turn as the Panthers and Lightning do battle at Amalie Arena in Tampa at 7:30 pm. The Bolts are coming off two-straight exhibition wins over the Cats, but hey, the preseason doesn't count right? Right?

The first LBC Game Thread of the season, featuring brand spanking new graphics from Francisco, will go live 30 minutes prior to puck drop; do pay a visit to our friends over at Raw Charge before then.

Being a Caterwaul, feel free to talk up whatever hockey related goodness you'd like, be it last night's games or the debut of this year's model of Florida Panthers. Heady stuff people!