Category Archives: Panthers
Florida Panthers win the draft lottery and can select first at the 2014 NHL Draft provided they keep the pick.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 16, 2014
LUONGO KNOCKED OUT OF LOSS: Radek Dvorak’s Hit Sends Luongo to Bench for Precaution as Panthers Lose 3-0: TWIT… http://t.co/9e4s3cI9eS
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) March 28, 2014
The Panthers front office was shook up a little Tuesday as assistant general manager Mike Santos was told he wouldn’t be returning next season.
General manager Dale Tallon said before Florida’s 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Senators that Santos, his assistant GM since 2010, would not have his contract renewed and was free to find employment elsewhere.
The Panthers are expected to have more than $30 million in cap space and can clear even more by dumping several veterans, including Scottie Upshall, by the March 5 trade deadline. The Panthers have asked for an $80 million buyout to help cover what they say are $30 million annual losses; the Broward commission likely will give the Panthers something, but it’s undetermined how much.