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Tomas Vokoun: Do Panthers Want Me to Stay? Do I Want To?

Barry Jackson covered the Panthers for me today because of a weird traveling quirk. Mr. Jackson spoke to Tomas Vokoun at length today about his potential future with the Panthers.

He said he gave the Panthers three teams he would waive his no-movement clause to. They never asked him to.

Money quote:

“You want to play in the playoffs,” he said. “In a way, it is a little bit disappointing. But I like being here, too. It’s not like I asked to leave. I told them I’d like to stay.”

Oh, here's another:

"I respect their decision. I want to see my options, too. Hopefully, I’ll have a lot of options to pick from. I’m not too worried about it right now.”

Barry also asked Pete DeBoer what he thought of his three years with the Panthers. Pete, honest as ever.

“My thoughts right now are obviously frustration,” he said. “We haven’t accomplished what I feel we’re capable of. It’s my job as a coach to get this team into the playoffs and get them to overachieve. I do believe they work hard almost every night. I believe we have buy-in as far as what we’re selling.”

Since I didn't write the article, not going to cut-and-paste in it's entirety. It's worth reading. You can do so RIGHT HERE.

Back in full Panthers mode Thursday as the Montreal Martins come to town.

Check back in the afternoon for updates.


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Sounds like Vokoun is headed out of dodge on his own terms.

Vokoun's options likely don't include the Panthers. Pretty obvious.

He wants to drop the Panthers and join the winners! Cue Charlie Sheen's "Winning"

Vokoun , NEWS FLASH, YOU BLOW !!!! you let in the most soft goals in the NHL. OVER RATED !

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