The Florida Panthers were expected to be one of the most active teams at the deadline this year, but that didn't exactly happen. Yes, they made a few moves -- shipping Dennis Seidenberg to Boston, for one -- but it wasn't the fire sale that many thought was coming.
Still, Panthers fans are generally happy with the day.
From where I sit, this was a semi-successful day, from the angle of the Panthers getting some decent assets for a departing unrestricted free agent. Lots more could have been done, of course, but as the GM stated, anything less than full value for Florida's current crop of players - love them or hate them - is simply not acceptable. Today's result only ups the ante on Panthers management to perform in a big way at the draft in June.