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Summer Skate: Florida Panthers

Panthers looking for building blocks in young players

Updated: August 27, 2010, 2:06 PM ET
By Richard Pollock & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

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.