The Los Angeles Kings made a rare stop in South Florida and handed the Panthers an equally rare shootout loss Monday evening, defeating the Cats 4-3 in the end. However, this is not what created most of the buzz in Panthers-land on this particular night. The murmur in Sunrise was more surrounding the reshuffling of the Florida ownership than the game against the Kings. Stu Siegel and Cliff Viner will now replace Alan Cohen in the ChairmanÆs seat. Cohen will remain as a minority owner in the franchise, but the reins have now been firmly handed over to the Cliff & Stu combo instead. Alan Cohen took over ownership in the summer of 2000, and remarkably, the club never made the playoffs even once during his nine year tenure. Hence, many Panthers fans have equated Cohen as some sort of evil ...
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