Fans cheer the Florida Panthers during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche at Miami Arena on June 10, 1996.
Fans cheer the Florida Panthers during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche at Miami Arena on June 10, 1996. Jon Kral Miami Herald File Photo
Fans cheer the Florida Panthers during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche at Miami Arena on June 10, 1996. Jon Kral Miami Herald File Photo

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About David J. Neal

David J. Neal

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David J. Neal joined The Herald in 1989 and South Beach in 1990. He covers FIU after covering the Panthers for over a decade then the Dolphins for half a decade. The only day he won't work is Indianapolis 500 Race Day.