George Richards, the Florida Panthers beat writer for the Miami Herald, joined the Big O Show on 560 WQAM to discuss the team’s current losing streak, what to expect in the future both on the ice and during the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline.

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“One of the big reasons [they’ve lost four straight] is Aaron Ekblad”

“They hope that [Ekblad] can come back Friday. If he is on the ice tomorrow for practice, I would say he’s in Friday”

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“I would not be surprised if [Gudbranson] is the next captain of the Panthers”

“The Panthers are going to be buyers, the Panthers are going to make a deal. It’s just ‘what’s it going to be?’”

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