Friday Caterwaul: Panthers GameDay Open Forum

So heading into Friday's game in Atlanta, where in tarnation are we? With left wing Cory Stillman off to Raleigh, right wing Steve Bernier clearing waivers, and forwards Michal Repik & Bill Thomas jockeying for injured Jack Skille's spot, the Panthers will have a slightly modified look before the puck drops against the Thrashers. Not to mention Stiller's "A" has yet to be reassigned; look for it to appear on the chest of Bryan Allen, me guesses.

Speaking of the Blue Birds, they made a few waves of their own on Thursday by sending former Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel and forward Nigel Dawes to Montreal for prospect Ben Maxwell and a fourth-round pick in '11. Oh, and GM Rick Dudley was (rightfully) re-upped for another four years.

And it's only Friday.

Game Preview at 3pm; Live Game Thread at 6ish. Check out our pals at Bird Watchers Anonymous for a Thrasheristic take on this evening's Main Event.