The Florida Panthers spent some serious coin and added four new players on July 1 and have added more organizational depth for the Springfield Thunderbirds since then.
There are still some questions regarding backup goalie, which for now looks to be prospect Samuel Montembeault, and perhaps adding another defenseman and/or a gritty penalty-killing type forward or two. The Panthers have around $5 million of cap space left (prior to signing its remaining RFAs) if they want to look outside the organization to shore up the bottom of the lineup.
The folks at The Hockey News liked what the Cats did in free agency and think they have a good shot at making the postseason.
Hockey Headlines from the Atlantic Division
Will Marc Bergevin’s unsuccessful offer sheet for Sebastien Aho help him gets a couple of own players signed? (Eyes On The Prize)
Katya Knappe takes a look at the negative aspects of the Nadim Kadri - Tyson Barrie trade. (Pension Plan Puppets)
The Free Agent Frenzy may have cooled down, but there are still some quality players out there. (Sportsnet)