There is no doubt the Florida Panthers got great value out of Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman over the past two-plus seasons but now both are free agents.
Right now, it appears likely the Panthers will lose one — and perhaps both — of their leading scorers to free agency.
Over the past two seasons, Hoffman and Dadonov have been the Panthers’ leading two scorers not named Sasha Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau.
The bill has come due.
It appears both players have priced themselves out of the Panthers’ plans. How do you replace that kind of production?