Ah yes, the Florida Panthers.
This team out of the way, farther away from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, deeply out of a “traditional” hockey market, and historically hard luck franchise is, of course...
Tied for first in the NHL with Carolina and Washington.
But yeah, the Panthers are great, even if people question their goaltending a bit. Leading the league in shot attempts, unblocked shot attempts, and top five in Expected Goals-%. As much as a lot of people would’ve liked them moved at some unspecified point, they’re not just a competitive hockey squad, they’re an absolute wagon. You gotta play these guys hard, because if you don’t they can drop up to 4 or 5 goals at a time.
Projected Kraken Lineups
Updated 2:45pm per Marisa Ingemi
Yanni Gourde - Jaden Schwartz - Jordan Eberle
Marcus Johansson - Alexander Wennberg - Mason Appleton
Brandon Tanev - Morgan Geekie - Jared McCann
Ryan Donato - Riley Sheahan - Joonas Donskoi
Jamie Oleksiak - Carson Soucy
Haydn Fleury - Will Borgen
Adam Larsson - Vince Dunn
Projected Florida Lineups
Jonathan Huberdeau - Sam Bennett - Anthony Duclair
Carter Verhaeghe - Anton Lundell - Sam Reinhart
Frank Vatrano - Joe Thornton - Owen Tippett
Ryan Lomberg - Eetu Loustarinen - Patric Hornqvist
Mackenzie Weegar - Aaron Eckblad
Gustav Forsling - Radko Gudas
Lucas Carlsson - Brandon Montour
Question of the Thread!: Ever been to a non-disney part of Florida?