The Florida Panthers Add Depth

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    Over the past couple of days, the Florida Panthers have made three trades to improve the team's depth going into another inevitable playoff run.

    Here's how it all breaks down...

    IN:
    Marc Andre Bergeron
    Freddy Modin
    Todd Marchant

    OUT:
    Benn Ferriero
    Connor Brickley
    Kaspars Daugavins
    Mathieu Darche
    FLA 4 2012

    "There's no doubt that we paid a premium for the talent we received," says Otten. "But if you're serious about another cup run, these are the types of deals you have to make. Each one of these players addresses an issue that has plagued the team to some degree this season."

    In Marc Andre Bergeron, the Panthers are getting an HFNHL veteran who has been through many HFNHL cup runs (usually on the winning side for those who remember him as the good luck charm not so long ago). He's been brought in to inject some life into the Panthers meager powerplay. With tremendous offensive ratings, he should make a difference. He'll also split time with veteran Brad Lukowich as the team's 6th defender.

    In Freddy Modin and Todd Marchant, Florida adds veteran leadership to it's 3rd and 4th lines. Both players compete at both ends of the ice and can ship in with some moderate offense.

    After all the changes, it's expected that the Panthers lines this weekend and going into the playoffs will probably look something like this:

    Zach Parise - Mike Richards - Jason Blake
    James Neal - Andy McDonald - Patrick Sharp
    Matt Moulson - Vernon Fiddler - Freddy Modin
    Todd Marchant - Scott Nichol - Cal Clutterbuck
    Raffi Torres

    Mark Streit - Tom Gilbert
    Robyn Regehr - Andrei Markov
    Hal Gill - Marc Andre Bergeron
    Brad Lukowich

    While it's not expected that these players will be in the line up against Columbus tonight, they will likely suit up in a huge Conference match up with Buffalo.

    Esteban Santour,
    Florida Post
     

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