Panthers News and Trade Updates
The Palm Beach Post reports that the Panthers are considering many different options prior to the trade deadline. It is speculated that the Panthers will hold on to Big Bad Bertuzzi so that they can hang on to the right to negotiate with him until July the 1st.
Other players that the Panters may be looking to deal include Gary Roberts, Martin Gelinas ( who would be a great fit for many teams) and Ed Belfour.
Read the Palm Beach Post article here
The Todd Bertuzzi situating is a tough one to be in for the Panthers. They gave up an all-star world class goalie to acquire him and he has been injured, missing action for most of the year. What do they do? Do they deal him for players to ensure that they get something back for him or do they wait and try to re-sign him to an extension. Personally, it is HTR’s opinion that he will be in Florida once again next year. Florida has allowed him to escape from the media scrutiny of the Moore incident and it would be a total class move for him to give something back to the Panthers.