In one month, on October 9, free agency comes back to the NHL and it is still unclear whether how much of a player the Florida Panthers will be when the market opens.
Last summer, it was understood the Panthers were going to jump into free agency with both feet.
The team was hoping to land the two biggest fish in goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and winger Artemi Panarin.
When Panarin made it clear he was headed to the big city and would sign with the Rangers, the Panthers turned their attention toward adding additional pieces.
While Bobrovsky’s seven-year, $70-million contract rightfully stole much of the spotlight, the Panthers ended up adding almost $25 million in salary for the next season on July 1.