Lack of scoring is offsetting just how great Tomas Vokoun is playing right now. Changes need to be made.
Two games this weekend. Two losses.
2-1 loss to the Flames. In Jay Bouwmeester's first return to the Bank Atlantic Center the Cats were outshot 40-13. THIRTEEN SHOTS. They could only manage 2 shots in the third period.
4-2 loss to the Thrashers. After taking a first period 2-0 lead the Cats again grow stagnant and end up losing to a team that just traded away their best player in franchise history.
In the Panthers last 10 games they've scored 12 goals. 12.
In the Panthers last ten games they've won 3 games, each being by shutout. Thanks only to Tomas Vokoun. And even in the wins the Panthers scored 5 goals in 3 games.
Minus Weiss, Horton and Booth (all either currently injured, coming off injury or missing games randomly due to injury) the state of the Panther's offensive production from the forward position is sickening.
Frolik – 0 goals in 12 games
Reinprecht – 0 goals in 16 games
Stillman – 0 goals in 6 games
Olesz – 0 goals in 10 games
Campbell – 0 goals in 9 games
Kreps – 0 goals in 20 games
Moore – 0 goals in 12 games.
These are all 2nd, 3rd and 4th line regulars. Bottom line, this team needs better players. I want to make the playoffs as much as the next guy (I mean it's only been a decade) but I would rather be sellers come trade deadline time with this roster. This is just pathetic. Getting close wins because our goaltending has been phenomenal can no longer mask that we do not have enough offensive fire power to compete in today's NHL.
Awesome song by Collective Soul (that pretty much sums up how I feel about this team right now)
About the Author
Written by Jack Powell
My name is Jack Powell. I'm 26 and work for a civil contracting company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I've been a Panther fan since the team was formed in 1993 and don't ever plan on not being one. Looking forward to see what new Panther GM Dale Tallon is going to do to rebuild this franchise and make us a Cup contender!!