It's first intermission time in Raleigh, NC. Impressive period from the Panthers. BUT; just happened to click on George Richard's blog and found some pretty big news.
Next season, the Panthers will open the season in Finland against the Chicago Blackhawks. Click here for Richard's full article.
Earlier this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Ottawa Senators opened the 2008-2009 season in Europe. It was pretty cool seeing the NHL product overseas and going up against some elite European teams. While the Panthers probably don't have the international following some other teams might, it will still be nice to see the Cats get some early season attention next year.
But for now, the Cats have a playoff spot to fight for. Back to the game!