NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Thursday Open Forum

Cats featured on NHL.com’s 31 in 31

The Florida Panthers were the featured team on NHL.com’s 31 in 31 on Tuesday. So, if you haven’t taken a look at that yet, I’d suggest you click here and then come back to LBC to discuss.

Hockey Headlines

Calgary Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki sustained a torn ACL in his right knee during a training session last weekend and will require surgery that will sideline him indefinitely. The 20-year-old appeared in 24 games for the club last season, collecting a goal and two assists. Sounds like they could use a guy like Mark Pysyk... (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

The Carolina Hurricanes signed general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension on Monday after the team reached the Eastern Conference final last season. (Canes Country)

Seattle’s expansion team is likely to have a nickname before it has a coach, sometime in early 2020, according to general manager Ron Francis. (SI)

The Chicago Blackhawks signed 27-year-old Swedish defenseman Philip Holm to a one-year, two-way contract. Holm spent the 2018-19 season with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL. (Second City Hockey)

The Detroit Red Wings acquired Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning and signed him  to a one-year contract worth $1,050,000. The Lightning received a fourth-round pick in 2020. (Winging It In Motown) (Raw Charge)