With the NHL Trade Deadline coming Monday at 3, I thought today would be a great time to open up the Mailbag to you, the fan of the Florida Panthers and reader of Florida Hockey Now.
I thought this Mailbag would be hefty but goodness.
As our favorite television postman Newman once explained: “The mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming. There’s never a letup, it’s relentless. Every day it piles up more and more, and you gotta get it out, but the more you get out, the more keeps coming in! And then the bar code reader breaks! And then it’s Publisher’s Clearinghouse Day!”
Well, the NHL Trade Deadline is our Publisher’s Clearinghouse Day for the Mailbag.
The second biggest day would probably be the start of free agency. But there’s something special about the NHL Trade Deadline.
Some teams are going to get better; many are going to get worse.
And the teams in contention who are ready to spend are going to spend.
This year may be different. With the limited amount of regular season games remaining, the flat salary cap, the perceived devaluation of the 2021 draft pick could mean a quiet Monday on your favorite Canadian sports network.
But I don’t think it will be quiet around these parts between now and then.
Will the Panthers make a move before Monday at 3? Yes.
Will it be a big one? I would have to say yes.
As always, we’ll see what happens.
Now, on to your questions!
George do you think Florida will trade for Eichel or Hall? Will Joe Pavelski get traded to play in the playoffs and lastly Foligno and Savard is that going to happen more so than Hall trade? — @Dragons_Quest