The Florida Panthers traded forward Joey Crabb to the New York Rangers on Monday in a move that will provide more depth at both forward and defenseman.
While the Miami Heat have been getting plenty of attention in South Florida, and rightly so, the local ice hockey team has been quietly piecing together a roster that could make some waves in the upcoming season.
It hasn’t happened very often over the last couple decades but the Florida Panthers find themselves in the NHL spotlight this week. The NHL Draft is Friday night and the Panthers hold the No. 1 pick but have been very open about entertaining trade offers from teams who want to move up in the draft.
The Florida Panthers made major improvements to the BB&T Center’s scoreboard in the offseason and as a payback to the county and the team, the NHL will reportedly bring the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to Sunrise, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
The Florida Panthers fell on a lot of hard times in the lockout-shortened 2013 season. But, the team’s luck may be about to changes thanks in large part to the Colorado Avalanche and Sunday’s NHL Draft.
When the Florida Panthers chose Jonathan Huberdeau with the third pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, some didn’t know when he’d join the main squad. Based on early performances, it looks like Huberdeau may be in Sunrise sooner, rather than later.