The Panther is all South Beach fun and youthful exuberance. What would you expect from a character that routinely drinks from the fountain of youth? The other Guardians are constantly on him to take things a little more seriously, but to no avail. He's the one used to spending his days hanging out at the beach and nights hitting up the hottest clubs in the world.
The Panther is half man/half panther and is one of only two Guardians with feline powers. He has night vision, he has super agility and powerful legs and arms that allow him to jump incredible distances. He has razor sharp gold tipped claws that can slash through 6-inch thick metal walls. The natural ability of a panther to be able to blend into his surroundings making him almost invisible is the inspiration for one of the most unique Guardian talents.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres