Stewart getting another chance

Stewart getting another chance

There are 23 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Stewart getting another chance. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Panthers secured forward Anthony Stewart for one more year Wednesday and also added a pair to their coaching staff.

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OHLGuy

Hamilton, Canada

#1 Jul 9, 2008
New assistant coach Jim Hulton coached Anthony Stewart for two seasons.
RED BARON

United States

#2 Jul 10, 2008
Did anyone else chuckle after reading the first line of the article "...and also added a pair to their coaching staff"?(maybe Gorten had a Freudian slip there?)

Seriously, the only reason they are trying to repackage and resurrect Stewart is because Jacques Martin reached into his magician's hat an pulled out a dust bunny this offseason. He knows he has no depth and no scoring. Playoffs are already a pipe dream and with the perfunctory one or two extended injuries we usually get on our top offensive lines, Martin's season is in the crapper before it even gets started. He's desperate and he's hoping by some miracle that Stewart will perform. Keep dreaming Martin. Stewart has a better chance of winning a Gregory Hines look-alike contest than cracking any line on the Panthers. Watching him skate last season was like watching a dude in cement boots trying to run away from the mob. After each shift he was weezing so badly I though the poor slob was going to hyperventilate on the bench. I'm sorry to be so hard on the guy, but if you are making $600,000 a year you could at least show up in game shape. Guys that are in their 30's should not be skating rings around someone in their early 20's. That alone should be a signal to Stewart that his level of commitment is seriously lacking. I know he wants the big paycheck and two-way contract like every other entry level hockey player, but at least friggen try to show it. Am I wrong?
Vic B

United States

#3 Jul 10, 2008
RED BARON wrote:
Did anyone else chuckle after reading the first line of the article "...and also added a pair to their coaching staff"?(maybe Gorten had a Freudian slip there?)
Seriously, the only reason they are trying to repackage and resurrect Stewart is because Jacques Martin reached into his magician's hat an pulled out a dust bunny this offseason. He knows he has no depth and no scoring. Playoffs are already a pipe dream and with the perfunctory one or two extended injuries we usually get on our top offensive lines, Martin's season is in the crapper before it even gets started. He's desperate and he's hoping by some miracle that Stewart will perform. Keep dreaming Martin. Stewart has a better chance of winning a Gregory Hines look-alike contest than cracking any line on the Panthers. Watching him skate last season was like watching a dude in cement boots trying to run away from the mob. After each shift he was weezing so badly I though the poor slob was going to hyperventilate on the bench. I'm sorry to be so hard on the guy, but if you are making $600,000 a year you could at least show up in game shape. Guys that are in their 30's should not be skating rings around someone in their early 20's. That alone should be a signal to Stewart that his level of commitment is seriously lacking. I know he wants the big paycheck and two-way contract like every other entry level hockey player, but at least friggen try to show it. Am I wrong?
Very funny baron!Being fat with an attitude is not in your favor in the NHL.Stewart had incredible stats as a junior but chances are against him.He signed my jersey about 3 years ago and at that time I commented to King Blabber that Stewart had a real smart ass attitude.Look at his weight 235!Maybe a little meth would help him along.Show me King Anthony.
Louie

United States

#4 Jul 10, 2008
OHLGuy wrote:
New assistant coach Jim Hulton coached Anthony Stewart for two seasons.
True, and Hulton will hopefully be able to bring out the best in Stewart. I think that these are two good moves by the Panthers.
Wait a Minute

United States

#5 Jul 10, 2008
Louie wrote:
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True, and Hulton will hopefully be able to bring out the best in Stewart. I think that these are two good moves by the Panthers.
The only thing that will bring out the best in Stewart is a stronger dedication to getting his fitness level much higher. At the time of the draft there were some scouts that rated him higher than Horton. The problem is that Stewart has not matured into his adult body in the right way. The odds are also against Stewart making the team this fall, putting him back at Rochester, which means that the new assistant coaches will have little effect on him regardless of any past relationship.
Realist723

Deland, FL

#6 Jul 10, 2008
Baron, while Stewart has done little with his chances, he was still a 1st round draft pick. He spent time as a top winger in the AHL and was brought up to be a 4th liner here with the NHL. He was asked to play two diferent types of roles. He may do well under the new coach.

That said, with the team taking full control of Rochester, I think this has a lot to do with him filling in a spot there.
Wait a Minute

United States

#7 Jul 10, 2008
Louie wrote:
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True, and Hulton will hopefully be able to bring out the best in Stewart. I think that these are two good moves by the Panthers.
As with everything else, these are "good moves" until such time as they are not good moves. Charron was a good move, but now not so good, so they relieved him of that position and perhaps find a new spot for him in the organization. Newy in the front office and occasionally on the ice was a good move, but obviously now not such a good move. Jacques Martin behind the bench was a good move, but obviously now not such a good move (or else Cohen wouldn't have asked him to relinquish that position). Mike Keenan was a good move as the new GM until such time as it wasn't a good move and they had to fire him. The list is endless - and it's not just for this team. The point is that all these moves are of undetermined quality until such time as the team demonstrates significant improvement - which in the NHL translates into a playoff berth and at least one playoff series victory, followed by ongoing improvement.
Carnac the Panther Fan

United States

#8 Jul 10, 2008
Carnac: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old Timers" game.

Ed: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old-Timers" game.

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Carnac: Name the NEXT three places you'll see Anthony Stewart.
DK Schrute

Miami, FL

#9 Jul 10, 2008
Realist723 wrote:
Baron, while Stewart has done little with his chances, he was still a 1st round draft pick. He spent time as a top winger in the AHL and was brought up to be a 4th liner here with the NHL. He was asked to play two diferent types of roles. He may do well under the new coach.
That said, with the team taking full control of Rochester, I think this has a lot to do with him filling in a spot there.
Realist,

while I agree with you that this was a 100% signing for Rochester (he should thank his lucky stars the Panthers are fully stocking that team next year) calling Stewart a top winger in the AHL is way off base. He has never topped 13 goals in the "A" hardly the work of a top winger at that level. Let's watch the adjectives a little bit when describing the output of these guys.
Stewart, like most of the Panther call-ups (Globke, Larman etc.) the last couple of years hasn't shown he can handle the AHL much less the NHL which speaks to the depth problems of the organization.
Holy Cow

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jul 10, 2008
Louie wrote:
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True, and Hulton will hopefully be able to bring out the best in Stewart. I think that these are two good moves by the Panthers.
Louie - you are so transparent its not even funny. Why do you bother?
King Blabber

Hollywood, FL

#11 Jul 10, 2008
Let's hope Stewart is JM's project like Jokinen was Iron Mike's boy!!! It would be a pleasant surprise if he, like Vic B says, he revisits his old form in jr's. It's a long shot, he's coming to live in south florida getting serious about trying to make it in the NHL. You never know sometimes it just takes a long time for guys to mature.
What's up with Monidor??
DK Schrute

Miami, FL

#12 Jul 10, 2008
Louie wrote:
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True, and Hulton will hopefully be able to bring out the best in Stewart. I think that these are two good moves by the Panthers.
Funny how all these good moves the Panthers make never seem to result in a playoff appearance. I wish I could be as positive as you but...
Hopefully this is year you are right, but on paper as of right now I just don't see it.
Mr Obvious

Hollywood, FL

#13 Jul 10, 2008
Wow...

Martin spent too much money for a player...Unfortunately it was a clod like Anthony Stewart, not a Hossa, or a player WORTH spending too much money on.
Wounded Panther

United States

#14 Jul 10, 2008
Wait a Minute wrote:
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The only thing that will bring out the best in Stewart is a stronger dedication to getting his fitness level much higher. At the time of the draft there were some scouts that rated him higher than Horton. The problem is that Stewart has not matured into his adult body in the right way. The odds are also against Stewart making the team this fall, putting him back at Rochester, which means that the new assistant coaches will have little effect on him regardless of any past relationship.
I guarantee that if Stewart was a Red Wings (who are known to have the BEST scouting and player development crew in hockey), he would be feeding Valteri Filpulla the puck on a regular basis.

Like Louie, TGH and Iceman, Stewart is a Panthers lackie and chronic LOSER!

Nothing will change until Alan Cohen the Carpetbagger sells the team to someone interested in created a Championship hockey team.
Wounded Panther

United States

#15 Jul 10, 2008
Carnac the Panther Fan wrote:
Carnac: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old Timers" game.
Ed: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old-Timers" game.
tear and blow into envelope
Carnac: Name the NEXT three places you'll see Anthony Stewart.
Hilarious!
HA HA

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Jul 10, 2008
Carnac the Panther Fan wrote:
Carnac: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old Timers" game.
Ed: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old-Timers" game.
tear and blow into envelope
Carnac: Name the NEXT three places you'll see Anthony Stewart.
FUNNY! and yet very true.
DK Schrute

Miami, FL

#17 Jul 10, 2008
Mr Obvious wrote:
Wow...
Martin spent too much money for a player...Unfortunately it was a clod like Anthony Stewart, not a Hossa, or a player WORTH spending too much money on.
ha ha, the word clod doesn't get used enough these days.
Numbers Guy

Mercedes, TX

#18 Jul 10, 2008
Unless our new coach has the stones to both whip the players into shape (such that they actually care about winning consistently) AND convince Cohen to deep-six Jaquass by the end of the year, I predict the Panther's will win no more than three playoff GAMES in the next 3 years. Which of course, will be meaningless - as it take 4 to win a series. And I think you'll all agree that's a mighty generous prediction -- except for you Apologist posting from you cubicles in the BAC.
Realist723

Deland, FL

#19 Jul 10, 2008
DK Schrute wrote:
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Funny how all these good moves the Panthers make never seem to result in a playoff appearance. I wish I could be as positive as you but...
Hopefully this is year you are right, but on paper as of right now I just don't see it.
Sorry, I didn't mean top as in he's a great winger there, I meant that he didn't play on the same line as he did in the NHL. Point was that he's been asked to play differrent roles in the two leagues. At least according to GR in a blog article in the middle of the season about him. He has been a point every other game player, but more is obviously expected of him.
He frustrates me to no end, especially some of the other guys we could have gotten instead of him, but hopefully he'll break out of it. Though, I'm not expecting much.
Carnac Fan

Wilsons Mills, NC

#20 Jul 10, 2008
Carnac the Panther Fan wrote:
Carnac: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old Timers" game.
Ed: Popeye's Chicken...The Panthers weight-loss guru...AND a Panthers "Old-Timers" game.
tear and blow into envelope
Carnac: Name the NEXT three places you'll see Anthony Stewart.
This is the funniest thing I've read here! Well-done. If only the posters "Michael Yormark" "Stanley C. Panther" & "Kathy Dodson" would return to add their comments.

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