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Florida Panthers watch parties set for opener at two Duffy's Sports Grills

For hockey fans who want to gather for a first glance and discuss the new-look Florida Panthers, two watch parties are planned for Saturday night’s season opener at the New York Islanders.

The watch parties are at Duffy’s Sports Grills in Plantation (811 S. University Dr.) and North Miami Beach (3969 NE 163rd St.).

The team-sponsored events will feature appearances by the Panthers Street Team, Redline Lady Panthers and Stanley C. Panther (Plantation only), as well as special $10 buckets of Coors Light and other specials.

Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon overhauled the roster with the acquisition of 11 players with NHL experience. In addition, the Panthers’ No. 1 draft pick in 2010, defenseman Erik Gudbranson, is set to make his debut, as is new coach Kevin Dineen. The watch parties will give fans a chance to share their thoughts on their expectations for the season.

Ten Panthers watch parties will be held this season, with those set so far for: Saturday, Oct. 29 vs. Buffalo; Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Tampa Bay; and Sunday, Dec. 11 vs. the New York Rangers.

The Duffy’s North Miami Beach will also host a question-and-answer session on Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., with Panthers players Marcel Goc, Dmitry Kulikov and Evgeny Dadonov.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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