Wednesday, September 14, 2005

NHL BUZZ

PANTHERS NEW ADDITIONS READY TO BREAK THE ICE

The young acquisitions have left no qualms that they will carry their share of the load in getting the Panthers back into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Panthers General Manager Mike Keenan strategy to follow the concept of free-agent to acquire ten skilled and experienced players is expected to make a significant impact in the Panthers lineup. After registering a year of great instability with a fourth place finish in the 2003-04 season Mike Keenan brought the most roster turnover in Panthers history. The three prominent newcomers Gary) Roberts, (Joe) Nieuwendyk and (Martin) Gelinas have experienced the coziness after winning the Stanley Cups, so they know what it takes to be successful. The good thing about these acquisitions is that everybody is sailing in the same boat. In addition D Jay Bouwmeester, C Olli Jokinen and D Mike Van Ryn signed a one-year contract to complete the Panthers 2005 training camp roster. Mike Keenan who brought in Jacques Martin to help his new faces to perfectly coordinate with the prominent Cats, is the Senators all-time leader in games coached (692), regular-season wins (341), playoff wins (31), and playoff games coached (69). Mike Keenan’s squad of ten players will open their 2005 Training Camp on Wednesday, September 14 at in Coral Springs.

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