Last Season: 44-30-8 92 pts (4th in Atlantic Division; Did Not Make Playoffs)
Key Additions: F Troy Brouwer, F Mike Hoffman, and G Michael Hutchinson
Key Departures: F Radim Vrbata
Top Questions Facing the Panthers:
1. Can the Panthers continue where they left off?
Once the Panthers cleaned house in their front office, they were able to get back on track. They alsonwere one point away from making the playoffs last season. With a couple of added pieces like Troy Brouwer and Mike Hoffman on offense, the Panthers are working their way in the right direction.
2. What impact will Roberto Luongo have?
While still playing at an elite level, one has to consider the health of Luongo and if he can stay healthy and be a major contributer to the success of the Florida Panthers. At 39 years old, Luongo is still the number one goalie, but he played fewer games than James Riemer did last season due to injuries.