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12-27-2011, 03:19 PM
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John Madden signs with Panthers

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@Russostrib Michael Russo
Also, hearing veteran John Madden is skating daily and looking to make #NHL comeback. Strong interest from @FlaPanthers
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hearing veteran John Madden is skating daily and looking to make #NHL comeback. Strong interest from #FlaPanthers
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John Madden earlier in Dec. to NJ.com: "I'm still hoping to play somewhere. I'm ... staying in shape," he said. #FlaPanthers
This would make sense.

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12-27-2011, 03:27 PM
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Assuming this is only for 1 year, this is a good move if we acquire him. Hopefully Madden can hold down a roster spot until some of the forwards get healthy again.

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12-27-2011, 03:50 PM
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Sweet! More old guys to get hurt.

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Sweet! More old guys to get hurt.
Healthy and old, he's still better than Repik, Dadonov, Cullen, Kennedy, Kearns, Bradley, and Barch. Man, this team is icing a crappy line-up! Please come back, hurt Panthers!

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Would be solid, IMO

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12-27-2011, 04:59 PM
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A veteran players is always better than most of the players we have right now playing in the AHL! Errr, I meant on our team

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12-27-2011, 05:03 PM
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There's a reason he's still a free agent.

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isn't the guy like 40 yrs old? I remember he use to be a good PK killer and good in the faceoff circle... I'd rather role the dice with our AHL guys

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12-27-2011, 07:38 PM
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Jagr is almost like 40 years old... and look at him.

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Jagr is almost like 40 years old... and look at him.
Please do not confuse John Madden with a player like Jagr....

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12-27-2011, 08:33 PM
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Please do not confuse John Madden with a player like Jagr....
No comparison, just age... a player can still excel at 40 years old. Period.

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After watching all of the call-up guys tonight play with so much terrific effort and determination to help get the win, I'd say to pass. We're fine.

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Madden's better than a lot of the callups. He's a veteran who can PK. People were saying the same things about Sturm and he's been valuable for us in that area of the game.

We need some guys who can PK right now. With all the recent injuries, we're really struggling on the PK lately.

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Really liked Madden in Minnesota; great PK guy, rarely makes mistakes, and is great defensively.

I doubt any team picking him up for cheap would be disappointed.

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After watching all of the call-up guys tonight play with so much terrific effort and determination to help get the win, I'd say to pass. We're fine.
I guess you didn't watch last game..

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isn't the guy like 40 yrs old? I remember he use to be a good PK killer and good in the faceoff circle... I'd rather role the dice with our AHL guys
He's 38 and he scored 12 goals last year. We have guys playing that won't score 12 this year. Low risk, high reward. Do it.

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12-27-2011, 09:17 PM
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I guess you didn't watch last game..
Correct. I wasn't able to and glad I didn't. Once I saw the score later on last Friday night, I didn't bother to watch the highlights. I'm assuming that it was the complete opposite of tonight?

Ok, I'll withdraw my statement there. Maybe give Madden a try if he'll be such an asset on the PK.

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Correct. I wasn't able to and glad I didn't. Once I saw the score later on last Friday night, I didn't bother to watch the highlights. I'm assuming that it was the complete opposite of tonight?

Ok, I'll withdraw my statement there. Maybe give Madden a try if he'll be such an asset on the PK.
Yeah, it was one of the worst Panthers games I have watched since I started following them. I actually turned the game off, (not that i'm a fair weather fan) but I couldn't help to see them lose that bad. Madden could help us, I promise that.

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Correct. I wasn't able to and glad I didn't. Once I saw the score later on last Friday night, I didn't bother to watch the highlights. I'm assuming that it was the complete opposite of tonight?

Ok, I'll withdraw my statement there. Maybe give Madden a try if he'll be such an asset on the PK.
I'm same as you. I was out for Christmas drinks with friends at the bar, drunk, and saw the score. Continued to get much, MUCH more drunk. Almost got in a scrap because Leaf fans were lipping the me about the score, and a Bruins fan of all people got me settled down, basically by saying "it's just one game".

I'd be OK with the signing. Sounds like guys are close to coming back, so don't really see the need, especially with so many of our call-ups playing real good right now (I'm not talking about you Dadanov)

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He's 38 and he scored 12 goals last year. We have guys playing that won't score 12 this year. Low risk, high reward. Do it.
Absolutely! I'd be down to take another guy who surely knows what it takes to win a championship.

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Drager tweeting the buzz is still alive on this ... Can't happen till this Pm... Like many I'm torn as I like our kids but a proven defensive minded winner just can't hurt.

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Drager tweeting the buzz is still alive on this ... Can't happen till this Pm... Like many I'm torn as I like our kids but a proven defensive minded winner just can't hurt.
Nothing to be torn about, so long as it's only a one year deal. I think around four Rampage guys a game suffices, don't you?

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Drager tweeting the buzz is still alive on this ...
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Twitter talk of Panthers signing John Madden. Tallon remains undecided, but may need the help with so many injuries.
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#FlaPanthers on ice in Springs at 11:30...injury, Madden updates once I get out there
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#NHL *Rumor* -- According to different sources, the #FlaPanthers might sign FA John Madden for the remainder of the season.

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Madden is a no brainer, if they can sign him. Quality vet who knows how to win, would be the perfect second line center fill in and long term (season) third or fourth liner and PK specialist. Good on draws as well. When he wsa younger, he was the best PK man in the league, and can still produce. Not sure why he hasn't been signed but unless he is hurt who cares. Even when our guys come back, he will still be in the mix for important ice time.

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I'm not so sure this is a great idea...


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