Even after losing three in a row at home following a franchise-best 5-0 road trip, Panthers general manager and interim coach Tom Rowe continued to stress the positives.
Twice in the past few weeks Rowe has optimistically said when the Panthers make the playoffs and not if.
Rowe has rarely criticized his players publicly, preferring to save his stern admonishments for behind closed doors.
That changed after Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars, Florida's fifth in the past si
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