Not to mention the incredibly hot run their top line had. NO WAY was that team going to replicate their year in 11-12 again this past season. Toronto is primed to suffer a similar fate this year.
I disagree. I actually think that the Panthers are a dangerous team this year. Just their forward corps is underrated and they know who their best players are. They know who they're upcoming players are, they are like the East Conf. Oilers. A lot of young talent and getting more underrated players, so it seems like a score by committee team. The defense has some strength too, Gudbranson, Jovanowski(health), Kulikov, Weaver, Campbell. And as everyone else has stated, Markstrom is poised to take over that starting job this year with FLA not re-signing Theodore, he could be Europe-bound. So to restate, Oilers and Panthers could surprise the NHL this year.