NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Weekend Open Forum

Cats less than a month away from preseason opener

We continue to slowly creep through the offseason and are now less than a month away from the Florida Panthers preseason double-header against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

Let’s check out some of the more interesting headlines around the league. Since it’s been a bit of hot topic on LBC as of late, we’ll start with the latest on the CBA.

Hockey Headlines

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association. (Sportsnet)

On that note, what could Team North America look like in a potential 2021 World Cup of Hockey? (Pension Plan Puppets)

The Buffalo Sabres have unveiled its 50th anniversary “Golden” uniforms and they are pretty sweet. Buffalo will wear them 13 times this season. Unfortunately, the Cats aren’t worthy. (Die By The Blade)

Montreal Canadiens prospect Joel Teasdale will miss the next seven months after tearing ligaments in both his MCL and ACL during an on-ice session. Teasdale is coming off a Memorial Cup run where he was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. (Eyes On The Prize)

The Vancouver Canucks have signed general manager Jim Benning to a two-year contract extension. Benning has been Vancouver’s GM since May, 2014. (Montreal Gazette)

Can the Winnipeg Jets fit wingers Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine under the salary cap? (Arctic Ice Hockey)