Panthers Tuesday Links-of-Wonder

A remarkably slow 24 hours around PantherLand, but with the Draft only days away, that's not surprising. Randy and his troops are no doubt keeping rather busy. Hopefully. Please.

  • Puck the Media has an inspired take on fans of each of the league's thirty clubs. Smellin' like roses, we do not.
  • Kevin Allen (via Twitter): "To talk to Bouwmeester before July 1, Florida Panthers want a draft pick, which would become a 1st rounder if he signs". No arguments here.
  • Denis Potvin talks a little Bouw, while Brian Burke's Leafs "proceed with caution". Burke at the very least must appear to be exploring the possibility of bringing in the defenseman. Oh, and gaining the number one pick as well. Easy job, that Toronto gig.
  • Cats' minority owner Bernie Kosar seeking to consolidate his bankruptcies. Sad tale.
  • More Bouwmeester general confusion at the Edmonton Sun:
    "It's difficult to assess defencemen on losing teams. This is a damned if you do, damned if you don't kind of play: You might regret signing him, you might regret not paying the price to get him."
  • If you hadn't noticed, there's been some post-season theatrics out of the Tampa Bay Lightning of late. Ownership squabbles, goaltender defections, you name it. Raw Charge has had a busy day keeping up. Well done, Cassie and John.
  • A good day for ex-Cats, as Original Panther Dave Lowry and Roberto Luongo plush-doll Jamie McLennan are named assistant coaches with the Calgary Flames.
  • Friendly reminder: the Panthers are holding a Draft Party at the Carolina Ale House in Weston on Friday evening. Lots of your friends - new and old - will be in attendance. Just show up and we'll all have a few laughs at the Islanders' expense.

Today's Poll-Lacking-in-Creativity (hat-tip to the Cats' Facebook page)is quite simple. At the Draft, the Panthers have the 14th overall pick. They should:

Use it!6
Trade it!8
Move up!16