Florida Panthers general manager Bill Zito had been in Las Vegas for the better part of a day but he certainly was not out checking out the sights and sounds of the strip.
All that wheeling and dealing did not leave much time for the blackjack table.
“I haven’t left my room,’’ Zito said Wednesday night. “Maybe I’ll go get some dinner, somewhere.”
For years, the Panthers have talked about tomorrow.
They have looked down the road at what things will look like in the future when their talented young players mature and develop.
The Panthers, they said, would be good. Really good. Some day.
Well, that day is here.