Panthers' Nathan Horton out up to one month
|2008 - Nathan Horton||57||19||19||38||-4||40||4||1||5||1||109||17.4|
A brutal blow to the club, the loss of Horton for any amount of time is on the short side of lousy luck.
Replacing Horts on the top line, center Brett McLean (benched as recently as last week) joins wings Richard Zednik and David Booth. This has the singular ability to ratchet up the tension tomorrow evening against the Penguins and their number one line; keep your eyes on puck drops.
|2008 - Brett McLean||64||4||9||13||-13||27||0||0||1||0||89||4.5|
Not quite the offensive output of the dude he replaces, but what more can Coach Pete do while not devasting the chemistry of the other three lines?
Nate's out, Brett's in. What's the result of the newly-constituted Frist Line?
|Positive...the new threesome steamrolls the opposition||4|
|Negative...Shawn Matthias' phone rings before Friday||20|