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A New Kitchen

KitchenThe Panthers got a new Kitchen on Monday, and they didn't even go to the Home Depot for a remodel.

Mike Kitchen has officially been hired by the team to be an assistant coach. The former head coach of the Blues had a productive NHL career as a defenseman and will work on that side of the ice.

Kitchen replaces George Kingston. Will have more as the day goes on, although Dolphins training camp takes precedence today.

-- Hearing the Panthers are going to extend training camp by going to West Point, N.Y., for a few days before the season opener in New York. Nothing is official yet, but JM is said to be intrigued by the team building the team can do at the home of the U.S. Military Academy. Other teams have practiced there and seem to like it.

We'll see.

-- Speaking of the Dolphins, here's a Miami blog item: Offensive lineman Vernon Carey was back at practice Monday after leaving Saturday's game with what turned out to be a very minor injury to his right knee.