Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 10/4/11
The Florida Panthers placed Mike Kostka on waivers earlier today. He's one of several AHL level defenders with waiver rights and a 24 hour window. Kostka is a very interesting player because of his skill set and the numbers he posted in the American Hockey League. He's also interesting in that the NHL team Kostka players for (Florida Panthers) has more depth than the Edmonton Oilers.In this way, Kostka represents a possible "gem" via the waiver wire. The Florida Panthers aren't the 75 Habs on the blueline, but the team does have plenty of experience and high draft picks: Edi Jovanoski Brian Campbell Mike Weaver Jason Garrison Dmitri Kulikov Keaton Ellerby Erik Gudbranson That's a pretty good group of players--Oilers would do well to acquire players 3 through 7--although experience at the tail end is lacking. Having said that, the demotion of Kostka means that Edmonton has a chance to acquire a young defender with a decent chance of having an NHL career. KOSTKA RESUME Has good size f...
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