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Folks, let's kick off your Friday with some good news: we've got actual dates for Panthers hockey games. Mark these dates down and cancel your plans.

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Speaking of September hockey, don't forget to make the trek across Alligator Alley for the Estero Tournament, where the latest crop of Cats prospects will take on prospect teams from Tampa Bay, Washington and Nashville.


We've got a double dose of Season Rewind #content for you this week. Spoiler alert: there's quite a bit of lamp-lighting going on in these.

Close that Excel spreadsheet, this is far more important.

Video: 2016-17 Season Rewind: Jonathan Marchessault

Jonathan Marchessault broke out this year, to the tune of 30 goals and 51 points. That production made him the league's best cost-per-goal player ($25,000) not on an entry-level deal. There are plenty more tidbits like that in this retrospective piece written by our own Jameson Olive, so check that out.

*Infomercial voice* but wait, there's more!

Video: 2016-17 Season Rewind: Vincent Trocheck

There's our All-Star.

Vincent Trocheck led the squad in points this year (54) and represented the team in Los Angeles at All-Star Weekend this season, while improving his all-around game and setting career highs in ice time and faceoff percentage.

Again, Olive dug deep for some neat notes, quality quotes and great goals from Trocheck in this feature.  

Bill Torrey: Friend of the Internet

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

This question has plagued the internet (and Reddit, in particular) for a few years now, with no answer in sight. Luckily, a Hall of Famer has chimed in with his take, and we're one step closer to cracking this case.

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Earlier this week, Bill Torrey, the man who built the expansion Panthers roster and the Islanders dynasty of the 1980s, took to /r/hockey for the Panthers third Reddit AMA. He covered everything from that Islanders dynasty to his bowtie collection and building the Panthers from scratch. But also etched into the internet's eternal record is his stance on hot dogs - which he claims are not sandwiches. He did, however, add a little-known tip for where the best hot dogs are.

What, you thought we'd tell you here? Nope. 

Click here to read the whole thing (it's all very good) or, if Reddit's not your thing, you can read our recap here


Aaron Ekblad is teaming up with Nike to promote equality in sports as a part of Pride Month. 

The Heroes Among Us program is returning for another season

The Cats inked six players to AHL contracts. 

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