Panthers center Stephen Weiss
is back for another season of his blog, 'Nine. Weiss will bring you closer to Panthers action both on and off the ice as he talks about his experiences throughtout the 2008-09 season. Nine is in it's second season and can only exclusively be seen on floridapanthers.com
The popular first-round draft pick (4th overall) in 2001, is in his seventhh NHL season, all with the Cats. The Toronto, Ontario native had his second straight 40 point season, finishing with 13 goals and 29 assists in 74 games. He also set a career high in game-winning goals with four.Nine Archive
There’s no reason we couldn’t have beaten the Canadiens last night. We’ve just got to make sure we outwork our opponents and limit our mistakes as much as possible. We probably could have prevented a couple of goals, too.
A few mistakes here and there. We gave them a goal… we’re not as solid as we were before. A couple too many mistakes. We’ve been turning the puck over more than we were before and we haven’t been as all-around solid as we were when we were streaking.
But, you know what, you’re going to go through times like that where bounces aren’t going your way. You just have to stick with it and make sure we cut this thing off as soon as possible.
It was nice to be home, but you have to take advantage of your home games. It seems we’ve been playing pretty well on the road lately so it’s going to be a big trip for us and it will determine a lot about the rest of the season.
Talk to you soon.