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Goodbye Canada: GameDay LIVE! Florida Panthers @ Calgary Flames, 9 p.m. ... Dmitry Kulikov IN, Keith Ballard, Bryan Allen, Gregory Campbell OUT


CALGARY -- The Panthers Canadian roadie comes to a close tonight when they visit the Saddledome to take on the Calgary Jokimeesters.

When tonight's game is done, the Cats will board their buses, head to the airport and fly to the Empire State -- good ol' Texas.

Florida will play Dallas on Tuesday and be back in South Florida by Wednesday morning. It'll be nice to be home, if only for a few hours.

As previously reported, Bryan Allen and Keith Ballard will not play tonight, and Gregory Campbell (hip flexor) is out as well. Allen skated with the main team today at the Saddledome; Pete DeBoer said Ballard was given an optional at a nearby rink. Will find out if he skated today later on.

-- Quick question: Why can't we get the Browns-Broncos on up here?!? I really don't ask for much, but as a visitor to this fine country, someone should have asked which game I would like on. I don't care if no one else wants to watch the Brownies, I do!

-- EDIT: Glad I didn't get to watch the Browns.

-- As has been the case throughout the preseason, GameDay LIVE! returns tonight. Will be up and running between 8:30-8:45 Miami Time. Hope to see all the regulars back as well as some newbies. Come one by; it's kind of like a live chat. Lots of hockey talk -- as well as other crap. It's fun, it's educational (at times) and best yet, it's free.

GameDay LIVE! continues in Dallas, at Wednesday's preseason game at The Billboard and will be up and active in Finland.