NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Wednesday Open Forum

A look at the latest news from around the NHL

Now that Hurricane Dorian has left out general area (big sigh of relief here), let’s take a look at some of the latest NHL news with a focus on some of the Florida Panthers Atlantic Division rivals.

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas sat down with Bob McKenzie to talk about the importance of patience. (Pension Plan Puppets)

A Tampa Bay Lightning “insider” dishes on the most important questions facing the team. (Raw Charge)

Later this week, the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, and New Jersey Devils will play in the round-robin Prospects Challenge in Buffalo. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

These are five Buffalo Sabres prospects you might want to keep an eye on according to Melissa Burgess. (Die By The Blade)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has officially retired and will join the club’s front office. (Winging It In Motown)

The St. Louis Blues have come to terms with RFA Ivan Barbashev on a two-year deal worth $2.95 million. Barbashev put up 14 goals and 26 points last season. (St. Louis Game Time)

The Minnesota Wild re-signed defense prospect Louis Belpedio to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K at the NHL level. (Hockey Wilderness)

Justin Williams is taking a break and will not start the season for the Carolina Hurricanes this season. (Canes Country)

The Seattle expansion team has hired Ricky Olczyk as its first assistant general manager. (Sportsnet)