Things are not looking good in Florida as the Panthers have laid off ten employees. I always wonder why this happens. You can opt against signing one $ 1.5 million defenseman, or you can get rid of ten people’s job who actually need the money to live on.
Olaf Kolzig considered retiring before signing with Tampa Bay, writes Pierre LeBrun. With the way Mike Smith is playing, Kolzig may not be used as much as initially anticipated.
Here are some weekly news and notes from the Hockey Maven himself–Stan Fischler. Always a good read.
Marty Turco has been bad, really bad, writes Allan Muir. He needs to get out of his current funk, and I’m sure the return of Sergei Zubov won’t hurt.
The trade deadline has been moved back one day so as to not coincide with a heavy gameday schedule. Doesn’t matter to anyone right now.