Rumors are flying that captain Olli Jokinen is being shopped around the league. According to the Toronto Sun, Jacques Martin and his captain cant co-exist and the superstar center is most likely the one to take the fall. While this cant be good news for most Panthers fans, something has to be done to shake the team up and get it playing consistent hockey. Hopefully this looming trade threat will scare the Panthers into playing with grit and consistency, something that Washington Capitols weapon-of-mass-destruction Alex Ovechkin has in spades. Watching this man play hockey is truly a sight to behold. Alexander the Great is easily the best player in the Southeast division. Keep a close eye on number eight whenever he hits the ice and marvel at his skill-set at the BankAtlantic Center (1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise). Tickets start at $17. Call 954-835-8000, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2008