Better late than never!
Panthers continued squad building for next season with the re-signing of winger Jay Henderson and the signing of netminder Dan Green from Sheffield Steelers.
Henderson is another player who splits the fan base. Some are delighted to see him return, others didn’t want him back as they feel he failed to impress last term. I’m indifferent if I’m honest, I thought he showed flashes of his NHL pedigree at times last term, but I didn’t see the gritty ‘Bruce’ upgrade we were promised. With no Richardson, McAslan or Mann next season he has to up his game and show us the gritty side of his game. He obviously has talent, 33 games in the NHL prove that, I hope he can be next season’s Jade Galbraith.
The signing of Dan Green as back-up to KSP is a surprise, as many rate Green as the best back-up in the country. To me this says that KSP is going to get a few nights off this coming season. Green is more than capable of starting a few games and almost won Sheffield the Hockeyfest title single-handed. I see him as a very welcome addition to the team.