Welcome to the 8th edition of The Panther Prowler. Let’s get started.
PANTHERS SELECT HENRIK BORGSTROM WITH THE 23RD OVERALL PICK
The Panthers made a controversial pick selecting Henrik Borgstrom who was projected to not go in the first round. He is a big Finnish center who plays like Barkov. Highlights of his are hard to come by but Cats on the Prowl and others found a YouTube video of one of his games and posted some of his individual highlights. He looks like a good player.
PANTHERS SHIP KULIKOV TO BUFFALO
Dmitri Kulikov’s long tenure with the Florida Panthers ended Saturday as he was traded to Buffalo along with the 33rd overall pick in exchange for Mark Pysyk, the 38th overall pick and the 39th overall pick. Kulikov was the longest tenured Panther and the only Panther left since I became I fan in 2009-10. If Brian Campbell leaves as expected then Jonathan Huberdeau will take he reins as the longest tenured Panther with his first game being played on January 19, 2013.
PANTHERS SIGN YANDLE
The Panthers signed Keith Yandle to a 7 year $6.35 million deal with a no movement clause for the first 6 years. I like everything about the deal except the no movement clause.
PANTHERS TENDER 3 RFAS
This is what happened to the Panthers 9 RFAs. I’m not going to go into too much detail on what the difference between an RFA and a UFA is but I know what it is.
Signed: Connor Brickley and Sam Brittan
Tendered (Remain as RFAs): Vincent Trocheck, Logan Shaw and Jonathan Racine
Untendered (Now UFAs): Quinton Howden, Greg McKegg, John McFarland, Dylan Olsen
If you have any Twitter questions for me tweet using #PUTSPantherProwler and I will answer the question both through Twitter and on The Panther Prowler. I have one question this week.
@CatswithRats: Who do you think will be the next Panther traded?
Me: My original answer was Kulikov but in between that question, my original answer and this article Kulikov was traded. My new answer is that I don’t think there will be anymore trades but if we do trade someone else it will be Jakub Kindl in my opinion.