The Florida Panthers might have completely blew it just like the Avalanche did. In 2014 Colorado made the playoffs for the first time in ages, then promptly degraded their roster until Patrick Roy was forced to resign.
The Panthers lost Jonathan Marchessault, Jussi Jokinen, Jaromir Jagr, and Reilly Smith from last year’s team. To offset that loss, they’ve added Evgeni Dadonov, Radim Vrbata, and an import from the Finnish League, Henrik Haapala. That’s a lot of offense to replace.