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Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's a Blog Off!

The good folks over at the NHL Arena are having a blog off for all thirty teams, and yours truly is in the running for the Florida Panthers section.

If you would like to go and vote for your favorite Panthers blog all you have to do is go to the NHL Arena, register, and pick your two favorite blogs. SSH's good friends at Litter Box Cats are also in the running. You can vote for up to two blogs in the contest. I am not saying that any of you have to, but you will be helping grow the NHL Arena and helping out some great bloggers, especially if you take the time to vote on every board.

Follow this link: The NHL Arena, register, then head over to the Panthers board to cast your vote.

I Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

If you have any comments or questions you can send them to or stop by SSH's Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Panthers Third Jersey Good, But Could Be Better

Most of my Panthers friends know my feelings on the Panthers new jersey. I personally like them and the boys look just fine with all the new colored gear. The organization was aiming for a new, different look, and that is exactly what they got.

Panthers Third Jersey

I really only have two main issues with the new jersey that bother me a little bit.

1. The FLA on the shoulder is a decent design, but the A seems so far away from the FL. Not to mention, abbreviating Florida with FLA went out of style a long time ago, even if it is still used on the score board. If the A was not there then the shoulder patch would be that much better.

2. I am really bothered by the overall fact that the people in charge of designing this jersey just didn't try. This jersey is a copy of so many that even though they went for different, it doesn't feel different except for the color scheme that doesn't match the Panthers at all.

I did a little searching on the web and came across the Springfield Falcons home jersey. For those who don't know, the Falcons are an American Hockey League team. Take a look and tell me if this looks like something the Panthers might be wearing.

For shame jersey designer(s), for shame.

Yours truly knows his way around Photoshop pretty well, so I decided to mess with some color combination's and see just what could have been. I came up with three that I personally like and wouldn't have minded seeing in place of the new thirds. But, I am interested to see what you all think.

I will host a poll for one week to see if you guys like one of my designs, or the actual third.

Also, if anyone has their own design of the Panthers third jersey feel free to send them my way, I would love to see what others have and will even post them up if I get enough.

Anyway, here are my concepts:

I just want to stress again that I do like the new thirds. If I didn't like them I wouldn't have one hanging in my closet as I type this. These are just some ideas on how I think they could have done better while still going with a different look.

As always, you can find the poll at the upper right of the page.

If anyone has any questions or comments you can post them on SSH's facebook page or send them to

I also wanted to let you folks know that since the issues with the comments section of this site have not been resolved I am looking at other hosts that having working pages. I want to give my readers the best page I possibly can and is just not allowing that.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Reason To Hope Or Getting Our Hopes Up

Last night the Florida Panthers managed to do something they haven't done in thirteen years. In front of a half of the Red Wings faithful at the Joe Louis Arena (half because the others seem to be having financial issues and cannot attend games), the Florida Panthers beat Detroit. As I said, this is the first time in thirteen years that the Florida Panthers went into the Joe and came out with a W.

In all honesty the Panthers did not deserve to win that game. The Red Wings dominated them for fifty five minutes, but with the strong effort from Clemmensen the Cats managed to hang on and not only tie the game back up but get the OT winner.

Bill Lindsay said something last night that I took to heart. He said "A win against this type of storied team in this building could be a season changer". So I wonder, will the Panthers look at the rare win against the Red Wings as a season changer? As I see it, the season changed a couple weeks ago.

The Florida Panthers are 7-2-1 in the last ten games and are currently one of the hottest teams in the league. Tomas Vokoun has been nothing short of sensational during these games and Clemmensen finally put in a sixty minute effort last night. The offense is finally starting to click, something the Panthers had an issue with for a while last season. Chemistry is a very important aspect of the game and I think some of the guys are really gaining chemistry with each other.

The one thing the Panthers have to do for us fans is keep this up. The Cats will not win every game, and the fans need to understand that. At the same time the boys need to not fall back into winning two then losing two.

If the Panthers can stay consistent then maybe, just maybe, we will see some post season action in Sunrise.