It has been a while since we last looked around the net for top stories regarding the Florida Panthers and the National Hockey League. Since the playoffs began yesterday and start for the Cats tomorrow there does not seem to be a better time than now to do just that. Please read through all of the links below to see which articles we thought were worthy enough to be shared on Sunshine State Hockey.
Florida Panthers receiving national recognition – The Panthers beat writer for the Sun Sentinel focuses on the individuals from the Panthers that could win some awards.
Florida Panthers Solid Defense Helps Lift Team into Playoffs – George Richards explains how Florida’s strong defensive core helped them reach the post-season for the first time in 12 years.
Litter Box Cats Awards for the 2011-12 Florida Panthers – Donny and his staff from Litter Box Cats hand out some season ending awards to the Panthers players.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon turns team around in a flash – USA Today gives credit to Dale Tallon for turning the Panthers around in such a short time.
Something To Cheer For – The Panthers own Michael Russo talks about the fact that Cats fans finally have a solid team to support after waiting for 12 long year’s.
National Hockey League
Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin can make amends after difficult season – Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin can make up for his struggles in the regular season by playing well in the playoffs, says the Washington Post.
NHL, NBC hone their Stanley Cup playoff brand – Marketwatch.com gives credit to the NHL and NBC for nationally televising every game of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Playoffs celebrated with Cup replica in Times Square – NHL.com gives their readers a view of the 21 foot tall Stanley Cup replica/water fountain currently sitting in Times Square.
Report: Habs interested in Hextall, Robitaille for GM job – TSN reports that one of the teams not in the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens, have a couple of candidates for their vacant GM position.
Will Shea Weber be suspended? – ESPN asks if Predators captain Shea Weber will be suspended after his WWE like attack on Henrik Zetterberg in game one.
If any of our readers would like to share one of their favorite articles related to this year’s playoffs please do so in the comments section below.