SUNRISE, Fla. – On Episode 23 of Chirping the Cats, host David Dwork dives into new Florida Panthers general manager Bill Zito with a few people who know him well. Alison Lukan and Aaron Portzline, who cover the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Athletic, provide insight into Zito from a journalist’s perspective, and then Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen discusses why his close friend and now-former colleague is the best man for the Panthers job.
0:30 – Panthers hire Bill Zito, who has a businessman reputation but is a hockey guy at heart
1:30 – Bill Zito and Jarmo Kekalainen’s relationship
2:10 – What kind of executive have the Panthers hired?
4:25 – Interview with Alison Lukan
22:30 – Interview with Aaron Portzline
42:05 – Interview with Jarmo Kekalainen