Panthers Deadline Moves

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  1. Brock

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    The Florida Panthers made two moves at the deadline, and almost a third one. Strangely enough, the two moves made had no relevance to the current HFNHL season. They were made by GM Otten for reasons stritctly concerning the future of the franchise.

    The first move, was a prospect swap with the Ottawa Senators involving the departure of Kyle Kluberantz to Ottawa and the arrival of Victor Oreskovich to the Panthers. "Victor is a big power forward prospect who joined the Kitchener Rangers late in the year after struggling with Notre Dame in the NCAA. He's a very intriguing package of size, speed and skill. He had some injury troubles this year in the OHL, but when he's on the ice, he's a force to be reckoned with. We felt we needed a player like him for our system. Kyle is an excellent prospect, but with the emergence of other offensive blueline prospects such as Keith Yandle and Jonathan Sigalet, we thought Kyle's efforts could best be used elsewhere," said GM Otten.

    The second move was of a much larger scale. The Panthers sent one of it's top prospects Chris Campoli to the San Jose Sharks for Trevor Daley and Brad Richardson. "Mr. Astles had been bugging us about Campoli for a while now and we weren't budging. But he stepped up with this offer and after much thought we decided to accept it. Daley is proving to be a very capable two way talent, whom we feel still has some untapped offensive potential. And Brad, well our scouts have liked him since his OHL days and we tried to draft him, but were unsuccessful. He's started off his pro career very well and looks to be a future second line center who can provide this team with some offense. He's responsible both ways as well. We wish Chris Campoli the best of luck with his new franchise," commented Otten.

    The third deal that would have brought Scott Mellanby to the Panthers, fell through due to some issues surrounding the fax machine with another team the Flyers were making a deal with. "This was tough for us, because we had hoped Scott could jump on to our second line and provide leadership coming up to the playoffs. Unfortunately it didn't work out, and we don't blame GM Mannario in the least. Sometimes these things just happen in the business," said Otten.

    The Panthers are still clinging on to that 8th spot in the East, but barely after a horrible run of games against the top teams in the league. They look to rebound against the Islanders tomorrow night.

    Esteban Santour,
    Florida Post
     
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    They look to rebound against the Islanders tomorrow night.

    Did I hear Islanders :madfire:
     
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    And rebound we did, with a solid 2-1 victory!
     
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