The second episode of the new Florida Hockey Now Video Podcast is up now as George Richards joins Colby Guy to go deeper on the hot takes our readers have offered up on the Florida Panthers.
There is a lot of stuff to get into on this episode — and I think a few good answers as well.
The Panthers have not done much since the big trade with the Calgary Flames was completed but, since this is August, that is expected.
This is the last month of summer without some sort of NHL hockey (we will have the World Juniors next week) as rookie camp is expected to open in early September.
You can also watch it on the FHN YouTube channel or click on the embedded link below.
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With rookie camp coming up in a couple of weeks, top Florida Panthers prospect Justin Sourdif will not be part of Team Canada at the World Juniors.
We expect Mackie Samoskevich to be with Team USA, however.
— The Florida Panthers reportedly wanted to trade up in the 2016 draft to get Charlie McAvoy at No. 14. They did not and took Henrik Borgstrom instead.
—The Florida Panthers made arguably the biggest trade the NHL has seen in at least a decade — and you guys had a lot to say about it.
Colby reacts to your takes in the second edition of ‘Florida Panthers Temp Check‘
— How will the Panthers line up to start the 2022-23 season? We share our lineup prediction here.
— With MacKenzie Weegar gone, Gus Forsling has a chance to step up and become a legit top pair defenseman.
— When Tkachuk hit the trade market, any plans Bill Zito had to re-sign Jonathan Huberdeau rapidly changed.
— Zito completely reshaped the Panthers, going scorched earth on the roster he inherited.
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The Panthers are not the only NHL team that is currently over the salary cap.
Here is how the Pittsburgh Penguins can try and become compliant.
— Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals says he does not think it will be a problem getting back from Russia for training camp.
— New San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier continues to add to his hockey ops department.
— The Montreal Canadiens have hired former Panthers amateur scout Billy Ryan.
— Taking an early look at Detroit Red Wings roster battles.
— Could Vegas look at trading Robin Lehner?
The Miami Dolphins were in the news on Tuesday for some reason. Here is what happened — and who was involved.
— The Marlins made one trade on Tuesday before losing to the Reds (again).
— The Miami Hurricanes are about to start training camp.