Panthers - Stars: (Very) Quick notes for Friday

Similar to Nathan above, I've been - in the words of a former supervisor who lacked an elementary grasp on spelling - "supper bussy" over the past few days, but we'll be up and running this evening.

Tonight's game features no fewer question marks than any other from this young season, only insert forward Jeff Taffe and remove C Dominic Moore, who evidently needed surgery to put his nose back in it's correct spot. The haunting of that infamous Philly game continues.

Dallas' Steve Ott (he of 696 career penalty minutes) has been suspended a third time, so we won't be seeing his smiling face. Mike Modano is on the IR, as is Jere Lehtonen, but Modano could return to the ice tonight.

In their last meeting, Florida defeated the Stars 6-3 in late March on the efforts of Cory Stillman's three point-night (1g). These are two very different clubs today, so all bets are off.

The Open Thread goes LIVE at 7:30 EST. Hope to see ya. Have a great Halloween-Eve-Day (?)...