SUNRISE, Fla. – When opposing teams visit South Florida, they often leave with a nice tan.
But if Radko Gudas has his way this season, they’ll also be leaving a little black and blue.
Putting pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Florida Panthers not long after the NHL’s free agency period officially opened on Friday, the hard-nosed defenseman is hoping that his no-nonsense, menacing brand of hockey will help make BB&T Center one of the toughest barns to visit in the league.
“I’m really excited to get going and working hard to be in the best shape I can be to play the tough, physical role that I’m going to get,” Gudas said last week. “I’m looking forward that. I always look forward to playing a physical game and making sure that teams don’t like coming in our building.”
It’s that sort of attitude that caught the