Tomas Vokoun: Do Panthers Want Me to Stay? Do I Want To?
Barry Jackson covered the Panthers for me today because of a weird traveling quirk. Mr. Jackson spoke to Tomas Vokoun at length today about his potential future with the Panthers.
He said he gave the Panthers three teams he would waive his no-movement clause to. They never asked him to.
“You want to play in the playoffs,” he said. “In a way, it is a little bit disappointing. But I like being here, too. It’s not like I asked to leave. I told them I’d like to stay.”
Oh, here’s another:
“I respect their decision. I want to see my options, too. Hopefully, I’ll have a lot of options to pick from. I’m not too worried about it right now.”
Barry also asked Pete DeBoer what he thought of his three years with the Panthers. Pete, honest as ever.
“My thoughts right now are obviously frustration,” he said. “We haven’t accomplished what I feel we’re capable of. It’s my job as a coach to get this team into the playoffs and get them to overachieve. I do believe they work hard almost every night. I believe we have buy-in as far as what we’re selling.”