The LBC 2013-14 Florida Panthers Season Preview

For much of last season, the Cats resembled a chaotic emergency room more than they did an NHL franchise. The club quickly crashed back to earth after capturing its first-ever Southeast Division crown in 2011-12. Except for a fleeting, opening-night mirage, the Panthers didn’t look at all prepared to start the season after the lockout ended and were promptly beset with a prodigious amount of injuries, which left the team in an immediate and utter tailspin. The Cats are looking to put that 48-game nightmare behind them as they embark on their 20th Anniversary campaign and year four of Dale Tallon’s “blueprint” under new ownership and as a member of the newly formed Atlantic Division.