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07-09-2013, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Georgia Panther View Post
Let me put it this way. I want the Rampage to win games but I don't lose any sleep on it whether they do or not. Now if a young player is tearing it up in San Antonio I get excited that he will be a future Panther. Matsumoto is 27yo, no longer a youngster and an AHL journeyman. If he's tearing it up in San Antonio the only way I'm going to see him in Sunrise is if a lot a guys are hurt. He's no longer a prospect. I'm passionate about the Panthers. I'm interested in the Rampage. Big difference in what would cause me to get excited about each.
If you want the Panthers to be a respectable organization, then you want the same thing for the Rampage as you do for the Panthers. A winning AHL franchise sets a tone for the prospects who will be spending at least a year there before joining the NHL. If the have the confidence to win, if they expect to win, they bring that attitude with them wherever they go. That's what we want in Sunrise.

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