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Cats & Coffee: Weekends in SoFla; Reading Tour Arrives in Ft Lauderdale

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

Good morning and welcome to "Cats & Coffee," a weekly segment in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.

There's nothing like having a free weekend in South Florida.

For the past several months, we here at have been sharing stories with you about how your favorite Panthers players like to spend their free time during the season in the Sunshine State. From favorite restaurants to beach essentials, we've certainly covered it all.

But with only one edition of "My Weekend in South Florida" left -- Aaron Ekblad will close things out on Friday - we thought now would be a good time to bring back some of our favorite entries in the series, including Nick Bjugstad's love of Universal Studios, Aleksander Barkov's one-on-one matchups with Maxim Mamin, and Mike Matheson's new puppy, Hank.
Overall, here are some entries that we think are definitely worth a second look…

- Aleksander Barkov's Weekend
- Nick Bjugstad's Weekend
- Mike Matheson's Weekend
- Vincent Trocheck's Weekend
- MacKenzie Weegar's Weekend
- Jonathan Huberdeau's Weekend
- Keith Yandle's Weekend


If you haven't checked out the Panthers Summer Reading Tour, you're missing out!
In conjunction with Broward County Libraries and the Broward Public Library Foundation, the Panthers are visiting a total of 11 area libraries from June-August, with special guests, alumni and personalities serving as guest readers at each stop.
This week, the tour will make two more stops, starting with a trip to the Percy White Library in Deerfield Beach on Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Later, the tour will visit the African-American Research Library & Culture Center in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From guest readers to fun games, there will be plenty of activities at both locations.
For more information about the tour, please visit

Cats Clip of the Week

Denis Malgin's got moves - on AND off the ice. 

Tweet from @NHL: No one could be as excited for Friday as Denis Malgin. 😂😂(via Instagram/ denismalgin)

Cats In The Community


Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: A new crop of #LearnToPlay athletes ���📍: @PanthersIceDen ������:

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: It���s #NationalIceCream month & @HeyRedDeer is today���s celebrity scooper @SonestaFtLaud 🍦

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: We���re teaming up with @nbc6 to collect school supplies in Miramar! Find out how you can support:

Cold Coffee (In case you missed it)

- Aaron Ekblad believes it'stime the Panthers took the next step.
- The Panthers recently inked MacKenzie Weegar to a one-year extension.
- Suites, Group Tickets and Mini Plans for the 2018-19 season are on sale now!
- Where does James Reimer like to chow down on weekends? Well, a good sub is never a bad idea.
- Weddings and the World Cup? That's just a few things your Cats are up to this summer.
- Which Panthers players are poised to break out this season? Doug, Jameson and Peter share their candidates in this week's episode of the Territory Talk podcast. Also, Aaron Ekblad stops by the show for five minutes to talk about his excitement for the upcoming season.


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