Ah, Florida. The team we constantly seem to be taking good players from, and sending bad players to. We last saw them in October 2010, when we were all just starting the season. Right now, the Panthers are..... wait what? I can't be reading that right, 1st in their division????
As it turns out, the fall of the mighty Capitals and Lightning so far this season has allowed this batch of misfits to sneak into the top of the East with no one noticing. They host a large number of players that we Canucks fans are familiar with from other teams in previous seasons: Mikael Samuelsson, Marco Sturm, Kris Versteeg, Tomas Kopecky, and Ed Jovanovski, to name a few. And in some strange way, it seems to work right now. This will not be an easy game.