I know it's early, and as much as we want to enjoy a nice victory over the Bruins, we all know that this game against the Sabres is just as, if not more important. We've hit the point where every game is the biggest game, and I know we all love it. So lets keep the positive energy flowing.
There is alot that can happen tomorrow night with the possible/probable returns of Versteeg and Kulikov. I have not seen this question posed anywhere, so I'll ask... Do we want to break up Weiss-Flash-Wolski for Steeger? Just going over practice notes, and GR says Versteeg is on a line with Matthias and Kopecky. There's also no Jovo or Garrison out there now, so Samuelsson is wearing a Defense jersey. Kulikov is back with Weaver, and Santo and Upshall are on the scratch/IR line, just skating around and working.
For the first time in a long time these boards are pepped up as we pass the Ides of March, and it's good to see, hope our boys can keep it up.
I think last night's game showed that the new found depth and added additions are really starting to gell together, from Madden-Smithson-Byrch to Wolski-Weiss-Flash, the additions we made have really helped each line.
We're also starting to get our guys healthy! This is an exciting time of the year to be a Panthers fan!