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NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

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Quiet before the draft day storm

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While moves are being made around the NHL, the Florida Panthers remain quiet as anticipation builds before the start of the 2019 Entry Draft in Vancouver. The Panthers hold the 13th pick in the first round which gets underway Friday night.

The Cats did announce the schedule for this year’s Development Camp.

Let’s catch up on some of the latest moves that has seen some eastbound player movement with Jacob Trouba, Kevin Hayes and Justin Braun all slated to play for Eastern Conference teams in 2019-2020.

The Philadelphia Flyers signed pending UFA Kevin Hayes to a lucrative seven-year deal. (Broad Street Hockey)

Philadelphia also acquired defenseman Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. (Broad Street Hockey)

The New York Rangers traded Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in 2019 to the Winnipeg Jets for RFA defenseman Jacob Trouba (Blueshirt Banter)

Braydon Coburn remained with the Tampa Bay Lightning, signing a two-year contract extension. (Raw Charge)

Markus Hannikainen signed a one-year deal to stay with the Columbus Blue Jackets. (The Cannon)

The Ottawa Senatores re-signed defenseman Anreas Englund to a one-year, two-way contract. (SenShot)

Don’t expect the Salary Cap to go up too much over the next two years. Elliotte Friedman has some thoughts on why. (Sportsnet)