It’s been a while since the last Panther Prowler and I apologize for that. Let’s break down the latest Panther news.
The Panthers have signed Defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a 1 year $3.5 million deal. It is said he is only on for one year because they want to give cap room for Ekblad and Trocheck before giving Gudbranson a long term deal.
Front Office Shakeup
The Front Office has been shaken up. Dale Tallon is moving to President of Hockey Ops and Tom Rowe is GM. Eric Joyce and Steve Wernier are Assistant GMs. I think it’s a good idea because Tallon won’t make bad decisions now because he will be scouting (Dave Bolland was a bad decision)
Montemblaut inks ELC
Goalie Sam Montemblaut has inked his ELC. Montemblaut was the only relevant player on his QMJHL team and the only reason they got far in the postseason.
Defensive Assistant Coach and Penalty Kill Coach John Madden has been fired. The Defense was much improved but the PK wasn’t.
Thats it for this edition of The Panther Prowler.