Players leave a mark on their fan base, whether good or bad, they leave a mark. Over the years many different players have dawned the iconic Panthers jersey only to depart and throw another sweater over their equipment. With the NHL recently unveiling its All-star selections and only rookie sensation Evgeny Dadonov making headway in terms of Panthers recognition All-star season can be looked at as uneventful for many Panthers fans. It is interesting to note only 1 former Panther has made the squad; that being Dan Boyle, who spent 4 seasons with the team. Which begs the question, what about the rest of the castoffs? Often once they leave they are forgotten, some are fan favourites and revered despite their allegiances, and some are hated and exiled. This is your 2010-11 Ex-Panthers All-star lineup.
LW: Niklas Hagman (9g-11a-20p, -4) isn't having an All-star calibre season by any means, but he's the best ex-Panther at the Left Wing position. When he left the Panthers in 2006 he hadn't yet had a 20 goal season or blossomed into the type of player he is now, which is a player struggling to find the back of the net and seeing diminishing minutes on a bad Calgary Flames team. Honorable Mention: Kristian Huselius
C: At one time Olli Jokinen (8g-15a-23p, -10) was the main component of a very potent Florida offense. In fact he had a career best 91 points as a Cat, but ever since leaving South Florida he's had a very difficult time recapturing the type of bald headed magic he displayed while in a Panthers Jersey. He's quietly turning things around in his second stint in Calgary, but his extra-curricular activities continue to be a cause for a concern. Honorable Mention: Dominic Moore
RW: To some surprise Todd Bertuzzi (7g-20a-27p. -1) has revitalized his career in Detroit. Early on in the season he was arguably one of the best wingers in the game, and looked like the Todd we were expecting in return for Roberto Luongo. While in FLA, Bertuzzi could never live up to expectations in the 7 total games he played due to injury. He's no longer a star player, and hasn't been since we coincedently obtained him, but he's part of Detroit's success. Honorable Mention: Nathan Horton
D: Jordan Leopold (10g-14a-24p, -6) came to Florida in the infamous too late to matter Jay Bouwmeester trade. While he only played for the team for 1 season, he was thought of as a very competant puck moving D-man, but not a lot was produced nor expected. Leopold is having a fantastic season sitting 16th in points and 4th in points by D-men. Honorable Mention: Jay Bouwmeester
D: The Previously mentioned Dan Boyle (5g-24a-29p, -10) has almost been a constant All-star since leaving Sunrise when he bolted for Tampa, and then San Jose. What is surprising about Dan's success this season is the fact that the big 3 Sharks are struggling to find the net and scoring just isn't where it needs to be in SJ, but Boyle continues to put a constant effort in on the offensive side of things and looks poised for another 55+ point season, which would be his 4th in a row. Honorable Mention: Dennis Seidenberg
G: One of the most famous Florida Panthers ever, and a sore spot amongst many fans, Roberto Luongo (20w-.992sv%-2.34gaa) is having a great season, and playing a key role in the league leading Vancouver Canucks early season success. Luongo hasn't played this well since he was rejuvenated by trade, he's not as dominating as once thought, but he's certainly one of the better goaltenders in the league for the 2010-11 NHL Season. Honorable Mention: Craig Anderson
Do you miss any of these players? Do you wish someone was still in a Panthers uniform? Surprised by anyones season (Nathan Horton?!!!)? Do you not agree with any of the selections? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Who is the best Ex-Panther so far this season?
Roberto Luongo (28 votes)
Dan Boyle (6 votes)
Nathan Horton (2 votes)
Other (2 votes)
38 total votes