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Florida Panthers season preview

Updated: October 3, 2005, 12:16 PM ET
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THE BOTTOM LINE

By Scott Burnside, Special to ESPN.com

No surprise that GM Mike Keenan went out and got a couple of tough veterans with a bunch of Stanley Cup rings to show the young turks in Florida what winning is all about. Can Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Roberts and Martin Gelinas (among others) transform unrefined talent such as Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton and Jay Bouwmeester into a playoff team? It's a tall order even for men of character.

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