Summer Skate: Florida Panthers
Panthers looking for building blocks in young players
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Florida Panthers
The days of playoffs in South Florida are long gone. Luckily, the 'Cats now have new ownership and a GM, in Dale Tallon, who constructed the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. On paper this year's squad is nothing to write home about; however, there is talent on the roster under the age of 25 and the system has some promising players expected to make a big impact within the next year or two. The light may finally be shining at the end of the tunnel for this long-time struggling franchise.
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The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2010-11.