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Florida’s Matsumoto signs in Germany

May 26, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

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Panthers forward Jon Matsumoto will try his hand overseas next season, inking a deal with the Schwenninger Wild Wings of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Matsumoto, 27, has bounced around the NHL since being taken by Philly the third round (79th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

His lengthiest stint in the bigs came with Carolina during the 2010-11 season — scoring two goals in 13 games — and he spent all of last season with Florida’s AHL affiliate in San Antonio (after making his Panthers debut during the 2011-12 campaign).

And yeah, it is kind of a slow news day.

  1. alicesrightfootesq - May 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Welp, there goes my day.

  2. blomfeld - May 26, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    “And yeah, it is kind of a slow news day” … Halford



    Friends, notwithstanding Quasimoto, Schwenniger Eishockey and such as, this might quite be the most ‘incendiary and provocative’ story that I’ve ever read anywhere ! I mean seriously, here we are on the day of the absolute ‘biggest’ game of the year for us LA Kings and Halford has the ‘nerve’ to insinuate that there isn’t much going on ? You know, when I first came here to PHT back in January 2012, Mike Halford was probably my ‘favorite’ among PHT’s cadre of esteemed writers. His articles covering the ‘glorious’ exploits of our SC March that year were ‘second to none’ and he always spread the word with ‘truth’ and panache. However recently, I’ve started to notice that both he and other ‘certain’ PHT writers are now taking on an almost ‘menacing’ tone at times with regards to us LA Kings ? … almost like they’re poking fun at us or something ? … and that’s a shame. 😦

    Anyway, tonight is the absolute ‘biggest’ game of the year for us Kings and NHL hockey fans the world over ! Everyone ‘everywhere’ will be tuning in to see our glorious Kings of Los Angeles do ‘that’ which needs to be done ! … and ‘that’ which good Lord wants to be done !

    “LA Kings very good team” … Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    ps: and you’re gonna ‘help us’ Halford !

    • blomfeld - May 26, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Holy ‘S’ ! … check out the chick on the right in that ’50 plus’ dating add ! … is that for real ? … is she actually 50 years old ? … cause if she is, then you just gotta love it man as there’s still hope for us ! :)

      • r8rbhawk - May 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

        Sorry Blommer, the google analytics know not to display ads that are targeted to the 50+ crowd for me, so I am unable to confirm if that geriatric female is attractive.

    • thesportsjudge - May 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      I’m guessing somewhere around January of ’12 was when you became a Kings fan too. Give or take a couple months.

      • blomfeld - May 26, 2014 at 7:57 PM

        try ‘early’ spring 1973 you flotsam !

    • joey4id - May 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

      Lol. Hey! No doubt these 2 formidable teams will provide for a better hockey game than what we witnessed last night. The bad play from both teams was atrocious and in abundance. Go Kings! What a menacing hockey machine.

      • blomfeld - May 26, 2014 at 8:04 PM

        Thanks Joey ! :)

        friend, we’re just so ‘happy & grateful’ that you’ve decided to pick up a musket and ‘fall in’ with us LA Kings … yes sir ! … we’re going to the ‘top’ amigo and it’s gonna be one helluva ride ! :)

  3. Mike Halford - May 26, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Love you, Blomfeld.

    • blomfeld - May 26, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      Halford, I love you guys too man ! … good times ! :)

  4. storminator16 - May 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    He scored both those goals in the same game. I always like the guy; best of luck to him.

  5. hockeyflow33 - May 26, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    In related news I picked up a new summer league team and turned down another one because the travel was too much. Please feel free to reach out for quotes.

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