Panthers about to start wheeling & dealing…and nobody cares!

Acording to Florida Panthers general manager Rick Dudley says he is “going to look at some options” to try and improve the team as the March 11 trade deadline approaches.

“We’ve got a couple of positions where we’ve got a lot of people,” Dudley tells the Palm Beach Post. “If we can be a better team through movement, we’re going to do that. We’re going to see if there’s anything that could put us over the hump.”

Supposidly Dudley has been talking with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are looking to add some defensive help. Brad Ference and Igor Ulanov have been mentioned but Dudley wouldn’t comment on specific names.

Rumors are circling that Mike Keenan has been expressing interest in Islanders forward Brad Isbister.

“If the right thing is out there, like a big, physical guy who’s got the potential to score 30 goals, we’d be interested,” said Dudley. “But there’s no point to changing the pieces of the puzzle if it’s not the right fit.”

The Kitty Cats are also reportedly trying to dump perenial bust Valeri Bure, however, he is currently sidelined with an ankle injury. Kristian Huselius has also been mentioned in trade talk but the forward has struggled of late, scoring just three goals since Christmas.

Now why on earth can’t Keenan get along with skilled youngsters? Huselius is one of a few players on the Panthers lineup that are exciting and that fans would want to actually pay to see. Why can’t Keenan find a way to get this obvious talent to play? And while I’m asking questions…why Isbister? Talk about dissapointments. Does Keenan think he can succeed where many others have failed? To me the problem is Keenan not his players, the few he has left.

17 Responses to Panthers about to start wheeling & dealing…and nobody cares!

  1. mikster says:

    The main player i want from that team is Huselius.

  2. titans says:

    Luongo’s the one ya want!

  3. go_nucks_go says:

    i wouldn’t mind taking bouwmeester off their hands as well… wouldn’t you?…

  4. titans says:

    Someone better do it before Keenan ruins him too!

  5. wingsrock34 says:

    if he can do it with Olli why not Isbister

  6. aaron says:

    Yeah, well you’re all missing the true gem of this team…Igor Ulanov! Am I right? *silence* Uh…guys?

  7. mavedatthews724 says:

    The Islanders gave up on Jokinen and look what he is, the Islanders gave up on Bertuzzi and look what he is, the Islanders gave up on Straka and look what he is, the Islanders gave up on Brewer and look what he is. The Islanders have given up on Isbister and he’ll be something one day, he has the talent and he read’s the ice well it’s just that it may take someone like Mike Keenan to get him going. I’d trade Isbister to the Panthers but you better believe I want something back for it…

  8. Rico71 says:

    Yeah right…*lol*

    An ex-Hab deal…Ulanov and Bure for some pogos and maybe some onion rings maybe?

    About what they are worth to me since I hate onion rings.

  9. Rico71 says:

    …to continue…

    Isles gave up on Luongo and look where he is.

  10. TaajAr says:

    Hey Mikster, what kinda contract ya think Huselieus could get for the Rangers? 2 yr/18 Million? But they’d be geniuses for signing him to that wouldn’t they?

  11. nskerr says:

    As an Islander fan, it’s time to give up on Isbister if the right deal comes along. He like Czerkawski only played well when the team was horrible. Once the team improved, he dissappeared and has seemed to become a lot more injury prone. He probably would do better in the smaller western conference where he could knock some guys around, but as far as being a physical player in the east, it has not happened. He doesn’t stand up for teammates nor has he scored. He has failed under 2 coaches with different styles. It is time to let him go and give someone like Trent Hunter a chance.

  12. guinsfan4life says:

    Panthers gave up on Straka too..

  13. Isles22 says:

    Who can you get for him, his trade value is at a all time low. He doesn’t stick up for anyone on his team and he can’t crack any of the top 2 lines to get a chance to score. Who would want to take him? I think Mike K. is the only who has a chance to fix his wuzzy ways. Maybe a d-man from florida? What do you think?

  14. pantherboy says:

    And I really like onion rings as well as pogos!!! Its a match-made in heaven!!!

  15. WickedNyte says:

    They way Huselieus has been playing…The panthers could well enough get another player who actually wants to try and play.

  16. WickedNyte says:

    Do us a favor & PLEASEEEEEE take Luongo from us!!! Jani & Wade would probably do better!!

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