Every day this month, one NHL team will be posting a season preview. It’s a good way for you, the Flyers fans, to know what we’re up against this season as we hope to break the Stanley Cup drought. Today we have the Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers.
“Is it October yet?” This is a question that I’ve heard countless times as the buzz picks up for the upcoming Blue Jackets season. I’m happy to say we’re almost there, Columbus.
In about a month — Friday, October 7th, to be exact — the Jackets will take the ice for the first game of the 2011-12 campaign, welcoming (hopefully not warmly) the Nashville Predators to Nationwide Arena. It should prove to be an interesting CBJ season, with some big moves this offseason leading to some pretty high hopes for the Union Blue faithful. In this edition of the Weekly Reader, we’ll take a look at some of the things you’ll need to know leading into the season.
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This one went up late last night, that’s why I’m only getting to it today. Today’s scheduled preview for the Panthers is already up as well:
A new slogan (We See Red), a new head coach (Kevin Dineen), and eleven new players give the fan base of the Florida Panthers reason to believe that things will finally be different. A complete house cleaning that began at the trade deadline in March, and continued into the off season, the Florida Panthers and general manager Dale Tallon are following through on their promise of change. Change the attitude, change the culture, change the direction, and change the expectations of this franchise. I have lived through the broken promises and empty threats of change in the past, and am here to tell you that this time it’s different. It has to be. This franchise has missed the post season 11 years running, and it needs to stop. I’m not saying that this is the year, but I am saying that we’re close.
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