On the day Claude Giroux was introduced as the newest member of the Florida Panthers, he gushed about what a great situation he was walking into.
Giroux, long the leading scorer of the Philadelphia Flyers, did not have to carry that burden around on a team as loaded with talent as the Panthers are.
Sam Reinhart knows the feeling.
When it comes to scoring options in Florida, Reinhart is right near the top.
Giroux is as well.
But the Panthers have so many different ways to beat their opponents, players such as Reinhart and Giroux are free to do their thing.
It is a pretty nice place to be — and a pretty easy place to play.
While everyone wants to be ‘The Guy,’ sometimes it is nice to know you don’t have to be every single night. The Panthers have a lot of players who can carry the load at any given moment.
“It is a lot of fun to be a part of it,” said Reinhart, who scored the game-winning goal in Florida’s win at Montreal on Thursday night.