Mar 3, 2010, 9:41 AM EST
Stop me if you’ve heard this before.
The Florida Panthers are
going to be sellers today as they look to unload salary, especially as
they prepare for next season. The Panther have just one player that will
be a UFA this summer — Dennis Seidenberg — and he is most certainly
on the block. There is also the strong chance that Tomas Vokoun will be
traded as well, as teams look to add a top goaltender for either the
future or a playoff run (**cough** Philly).
A couple of issues
could hold things up. Seidenberg is apparently owed a $1 million bonus
in June, and Vokoun has one year left on his contract, playing him $5.7
million per. Also, Vokoun has a no trade clause, but he could waive that
for the right team.
Currently, the Panthers have $47 million in salary tied up for
next season, and they’re certainly not succeeding with the roster they
have now. Something needs to change but they have little wiggle room;
hence the sale.
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