Found August 20, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
Despite the NHL season still not yet being upon us, Florida Panthers youngster Jacob Markstrom’s credentials as a NHL starting goaltender are already being dismissed by some.  After a year in which the Panthers conceded 170 non-shootout goals, 11 more than any NHL team, Markstrom could have a massive role to play in boosting the Floridian’s odds of bouncing back from a dismal 2012/13 season.  Markstrom’s ascension to the starting goaltender position comes following Florida’s decision in not re-signing Jose Theodore. With Scott Clemmensen providing back-up, Markstrom will now begin the season as the Panthers main man between the posts.  Many of Markstrom doubters will point to the 68 goals conceded in 23 games last season for a 3.22 goals-against average that resulted in an 8-14-1 record. But it must be remembered that a large chunk of those came during the final month of the season, when the Panthers were playing a number of young players on a nightly basis. It’s also important to r...

Wolfpack sign defenseman Brendon Nash

The Wolfpack continue to add defensive depth, this time inking three-year pro Brendon Nash to an AHL deal. Nash has appeared in 128 AHL games with the Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal’s system) and San Antonio Rampage (Florida Panthers system), putting up a line of 11-38-49. Nash has also appeared in a pair of NHL games with the Canadiens without registering a point. The 6’3, 206...

Brian Foster Signs ECHL Deal With Stockton Thunder by   Steven Ellis

The Stockton Thunder have signed free agent goaltender Brian Foster to an ECHL contract. Foster was selected by the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League in the 5th round (161st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and remains in the club’s prospect pool. Prior to turning professional, Foster attended the University of New Hampshire where he played four seasons...

Potential breakout European prospects

Thanks to the one-year NHL salary cap reduction, many teams will turn to younger players to provide depth and fill roster gaps this season.Many young European-trained players could become factors. A great example is Aleksander Barkov, an offensive explosive forward the Florida Panthers drafted second overall with the expectation of instant deployment.He scored 21 goals and added...
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