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Florida Panthers Temp Check: Send In Your Hot Takes



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As the Florida Panthers head into the All-Star Break, it is time for another FHN Temp Check.

The Panthers are riding a wild comeback victory over the league-leading Boston Bruins into the break, but will it be enough?

Florida sits three points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference.

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We know many of you have opinions on that and we want to hear them.

FHN needs you to send in your hot takes relating to the Panthers or the NHL as a whole via the comments section in this article or to @ColbyDGuy on Twitter.

Be sure to get your takes in by 7 p.m. on Monday and I will react to your takes based on how ‘hot’ they are.

The higher the number, the more wild the take.

As a special thank you for your support throughout this year, the person most thought-provoking take will be rewarded with a Matthew Tkachuk All-Star poster.

We hope you guys have a nice, relaxing weekend!



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David Forsyth

Hey Colby – What do you think about 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for a win in OT, and 1 point for an OT loss? Would create a little more urgency at the end of games.

Cory Brolund

I’ll come up with a tough one maybe, but I’m in Calgary so hard to get poster 🙁

Cory Brolund

My hot take… Not only do I feel that Tkachuk is upgrade on Huberdeau but that moving Weegar is th reason we are getting a career year from Montour, who I feel is an upgrade on Weegar.

However, summer is gonna be all about upgrading the back end with eyes on Matt Dumba and maybe just maybe handing things over to Knight with Lyon as backup ( gotta love recency bias)


Ekblad has lost a step, whether it’s current injury, prior injury or just plain father time, his play has been noticeable down. Refereeing has not helped the Panthers, not one single bit. It seems every bad call has gone against us. Then when we complain, they penalize us again. This is the year of the tripping call, seems we’re good for at least two a game these days, it’s been rough man. Forsling is becoming one of the most underrated players in the league, he is among the league leaders in plus-minus over the last two years, he’s as solid… Read more »

Cats and Leafs

The Panthers knew they were going into this year with cap issues and a new coach / system, Do you feel management conceded this season and are focused on next year and beyond? If so, how could Zito leave the first round pick he traded unprotected from a deep draft next year? Even if he truly felt we would be a playoff team, that is still a glaring error.

Nicholas Zarra

Similar to some other comments: do you think Zito appreciated the cap implications this season of the Tkachuk trade/his signings?

We played an insane number of games down a player before the Hornqvist injury which, from my estimate, cost us 4-5 points. I’m guessing this will be within the margin that we miss the playoffs by, which is frustrating to say the least.

Andrew Levine

Mark Staal being in the top 4 is a liability.

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