It's been about a month since I started a poll to find out the most popular Florida Panthers of all time. If you recall, the vote started with 10 players – the top three Panthers named on Opening Night come Oct. 11.
As it stands now, Roberto Luongo, John Vanbiesbrouck and Pavel Bure are running away with the honors. As promised, we're going to drop the bottom three players and add three more.
The total votes from our new vote will be added to our old vote, so, yes, the new guys have to get a ton of votes to catch up.
I honestly don't see anyone catching the top three right now, but you never now. There's less than a month left to vote which means hockey season is less than a month away.
Here are the three players being dropped off the poll: Robert Svehla (one of the top defensemen the Panthers have had and a record holder in just about every defensive category), Rob Niedermayer (who has made a name for himself elsewhere) and Brian Skrudland (the Panthers' first captain).
Here are the new additions -- Viktor Kozlov: Currently with the Capitals, Kozlov is third in Panthers scoring with 101 goals and 291 points in 414 games. Bill Lindsay: Currently the Panthers radio analyst, Billy played in 506 games with the Panthers, scoring 67 goals – the biggest one coming against the Bruins in the 1996 playoffs. Ray Whitney: Currently with Carolina, Ray appeared in 273 games with Florida, scoring 97 goals with 130 assists.
As always, vote 'til you drop. And be sure to leave your comments below on your favorite Panthers and your thoughts on the new guys on this list.