On the Prowl: Panthers Sunday Links & Open Thread
Welcome to On the Prowl, a collection of links compiled by LBC and published each Wednesday and Sunday to stories pertaining to the Florida Panthers, their affiliates, and the National Hockey League. Have at it after the jump...
- It's the dead of summer, but we're still seeking brave souls to hang with the crew on Opening Night; bear in mind, partial payments are now being accepted.
- Please keep those logo concepts coming in; deadline is Friday.
- Have some Panthers swag to unload? Here's an easy option for you to "keep it in the family".
- Like what you've been seeing on our pages? Let the world know.
- Official team release on the hiring of new video coach P.J. DeLuca. Sun-Sentinel
- More love for Mike Weaver: Top 20 defensive zone starters. Kukla's Korner
- Ice Dancer tryouts begin today. Panthers
- New details on Sunshine State Hockey's upcoming fantasy league. SSH
- Former Panthers defenseman Mike Van Ryn has moved up in the coaching ranks, leaving the OHL's Niagara IceDogs to be one of John Torchetti's assistants in Houston. NiagaraThisWeek
- Defending Big D previews the arrival of one Radek Dvorak to the Dallas Stars. Defending Big D
- Quinton Howden had a nice 2011 Canadian Development Camp premier. HockeyCanada
- For the Americans, Connor Brickley picked up a penalty while Drew Shore's brother Nick notched a goal for Team Blue. USA Hockey
- More "goal of the year" candidates. Rampage
- The Rampage have signed former Cornell co-captain and MVP Joe Devin. Ithaca Journal/
The NHL and Beyond
- What's next for the Predators now that Shea Weber is in the fold for at least another season? On The Forecheck
Team-elected salary arbitration is not a road many wish to take, just ask Roberto Luongo. Orland Kurtenblog
- In a surprise to precisely no one, the city of Quebec continues to salivate. Telegraph-Journal
- The WWL wants your picks: who wins the East...and the West. ESPN
- The pride of Florida's 1999 draft class is the Penguins' most recent gain. Correction: Pinguine. Krefeld
The Coyotes have signed former 20 goal scorer Patrick O'Sullivan to a one year deal. NHL
- ...And Adrian Aucoin chimes in on hockey in the dessert. PHT
- Yet another deal between the Sharks and Wild? Forward James Sheppard headlines this one. Fear The Fin
- Is the Kontinental League really the MiG-17 of our time or a lot of hot air? Puck Worlds
- Could be merger-time in collegiate hockey. WCH
- Everything you ever needed on new-but-old Canucks forward Owen Nolan. Nucks Misconduct
- Former Panthers netminder Tomas Vokoun makes THN's 10 most important summer signings. The Hockey News
- Gearing up for another arena fight, this time in Edmonton. The Copper & Blue
- Fantasy Hockey Scouts' Breakout Bible and Scouting Reports are only days away. FHS
- Your Laurie Boschman Update: the Senators are prepping for their 20th (modern) season. Silver Seven
Lastly, Peter Worrell, Theo Fleury, and a cast of half a dozen familiar names headline this frozen moment from 2001...