Wednesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Offseason Open Forum

And then there were five (RFAs)...

And we are back to hockey... Having said that, I hope that each of you (and your family and friends) are on the road to recovery and made it through Hurricane Irma safely.

Florida Panthers Media Day, originally scheduled for Thursday, September 14 has been canceled. This event will happen in the near future.

Restricted free agent defenseman Damon Severson signed a six-year contract worth $25 million with the New Jersey Devils. Severson played in 80 games for the Devils last season and posted career-highs of 28 assists and 31 points.

The St. Louis Blues inked restricted free agent defenseman Petteri Lindbohm to a one-year, two-way deal. Lindbohm played in 7 games for the Blues and 52 games for the AHL's Chicago Wolves in 2016-17.

Unrestricted free agent Brandon Mashinter signed a one-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks. The 28-year-old left wing spent last season in the AHL with the Rockford Ice Hogs, where he totaled 15 goals and 15 assists.

The city of Seattle took a small step forward towards potentially acquiring an NHL franchise. A proposal to remodel KeyArena now has an ambitious timeline that could have it ready to house a professional franchise within three years.

On that note, could the Calgary Flames be in the market for a new home? The team announced it is no longer pursuing a new arena deal in Calgary.