Welp! This has been a wild morning. Following a tough week in Ottawa with rumors swirling around that Senators forward Mike Hoffman’s fiancee had harassed the wife of Erik Karlsson, the Senators dealt him to San Jose. However Hoffman wasn’t a Shark for long. The Sharks flipped Hoffman to the Panthers for 3 draft picks. Hoffman brings in more scoring for the Panthers who needed another top 6 forward. Dale Tallon said that he talked to players in the Panthers locker room this morning and they gave him his blessing. Dale said he wasn’t going to pull the trigger without researching the controversy and talking to players. This signifies that the Panthers are ready to contend. Also the Panthers now have the least amount of cap space right now.