How deep will the Panthers go this year?

How deep will the Panthers go this year?

Overview:
The Florida Panthers finished last season with 122 points. An incredible achievement that unfortunately did not translate to similar playoff success. The President’s trophy means far less than winning the Stanley Cup, but the Cats were certainly dominant in the regular season last year. A different roster with some major player alterations looks to have the Panthers declining this year, at least over 82 games.
Stats from last year:
Atlantic Standing: 1/8
Points: 122 (1st)
CF%: 56.36% (1st)
GF%: 57.52% (4th)
PP%: 24.4% (5th)
PK%: 79.5% (16th)
There is obviously an outlier here, the PK will be a point of emphasis. Everything else is obviously outstanding.
Internal Moves:
Paul Maurice takes over as bench boss this year. Florida lost a lot of players over the off season, and brought in many new faces to replace them. It will be interesting to see the dynamic of many new faces mixing with some old ones, all under a new coach. How quickly Maurice gets everyone up to speed will be a major part of their success this year.
Spencer Knight signed a 3 year, $13.5M dollar extension. How will Florida handle the crease this year? Is Knight ready to take a jump forward and demand more ice time from Sergei Bobrovsky? Bobrovksy’s fo …

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Author: Bennett Jull / The Leafs Nation

Report: Ilya Samsonov has signed with the Leafs

The Leafs have finished assembling their goaltending by adding an intriguing young option.

Hearing Ilya Samsonov is headed to TOR
— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) July 13, 2022

Ilya Samsonov is a former first-round pick in the 2015 draft, who has spent the first three seasons of his career with the Capitals. While he showed significant promise in his rookie campaign, he had a rough go in his first full year as the undisputed starter.
He finished 2021-22 with a 23-12-5 record, a .896 SV%, and a 3.02 GAA. He also started five playoff games where he registered a .912 SV% and a 2.97 GAA in that span.
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