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