By Brian Fogarty (@Brian_Fogarty)
Free Agency Season: Panthers Add Toughness and High-Risk Scoring
So far in the 2012 offseason of free agency spending sprees and drama, the Florida Panthers and GM Dale Tallon have been quietly adding pieces to last season’s Southeast Division championship roster. The Panthers may not have made many headlines, but they have made some moves and have seen a couple key players from last year head off to other NHL cities.
On the opening day of free agency, the Panthers took a quick step to get the goaltending arrangements for the upcoming season stabilized by re-signing Scott Clemmensen for two more years at the same cap hit as his expiring contract. Last year was another typical Clemmensen year for the 34-year-old netminder. He saved 91.3 percent of the shots he faced in 30 games for the Panthers while backing up starter Jose Theodore. Clemmesen is a steady backup netminder, and should provide another year or two for Jacob Markstrom to ...