Originally written September 30, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
NHL teams had to finalize their opening today. Many teams had salary cap issues. So there has been plenty of roster movement the last few days. Some teams made moves to clear cap space while some teams with flexibility loaded up.Panthers load up. Florida made the big move by signing former Bruins goaltender and current Tea Party enthusiast Tim Thomas after his successful tryout. But the team didn’t stop there. The Panthers added winger Brad Boyes and offensive defensemen Tom Gilbert and Ryan Whitney with bargain deals. GM Dale Tallon took full advantage of the buyer’s market created by the one-time lowering of the salary cap.Youth is not served. Some of the top young players in NHL camps won’t start the season with the parent club. For instance, the Lightning opted to send explosive winger Jonathan Drouin back to his junior hockey team in Halifax. That is not good news for goaltenders in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Coyotes sent Max Domi back to London of the Ontario H...
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