Andrew Voss on this weekend's semi-finals, Josh Jackson's role as a future NSW leader, Michael Ennis, James Roberts, and the tragic loss of Grant Cook.
Raiders halves Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin can lay claim to being the best judges of Matt Moylan's evolution in recent months.
Despite many of their young stars having never played in the finals before, the Panthers knew exactly how to handle everything the Bulldogs threw at them.
NRL referees boss Tony Archer has addressed the contentious refereeing calls from the first week of the finals, including a penalty try and a non-referral.
Panthers prop Leilani Latu was emotional after he enjoyed a finals win over the club who cut him loose after a string of injuries in his formative years.
Long-range efforts, pinpoint perfect kicks and some razzle dazzle from the Panthers feature in the top 10 plays of the first week of the NRL Finals Series.
The Panthers continued to deny the naysayers win their 28-12 win over the Bulldogs and veteran hooker Peter Wallace believes Penrith's form is no fluke.
A grand final rematch will kick off the second week of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series this Friday night in Townsville.
The Penrith Panthers were at their attacking best on Sunday afternoon, ending the Canterbury Bulldogs' season with a 28-12 win at Allianz Stadium.
The Panthers advanced to the second week of the finals series thanks to a scintillating second-half attacking spree that saw them prevail 28-12 over Canterbury.