Friday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Ownership Transfer

Cats return to Sunrise on heels of 3-2 OT exhibition loss to Tampa with some rather big news.

It's a mammoth day for the franchise as Cliff Viner - as good a man as could have been wished for but ultimately lacking in financial resources necessary to build a winner - hands the keys over to Vincent Viola. The effects of this sale will be far-reaching, and has already paid a dividend to Florida via the Tim Thomas signing on Thursday. It's an exciting time to be a fan again; we'll be keeping an eye on the club's press conference (10 a.m.) and whatever may follow. Check in throughout the day for updates, and feel free to post up any links to relevant news items below.

Note: in case the Cats decide to live stream the presser, here's a link to the official page.