Florida Panthers get top talent in 2008 Draft despite limited picks
The Florida Panthers went into the 2008 NHL draft without a first-round pick, having traded away the rights to that pick in a package that brought Tomas Vokoun to Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers (under then general manager Jacques Martin) made a sequence of trades that gave them the 31st, 46th, and 80th overall picks, as well as their own fourth (100th overall) and seventh round picks (190th).
Although none of the Panthers picks from the 2008 draft have significant NHL experience at this time, they did draft two players in the second round that are on the threshold of becoming regulars for Florida in the near future.… read more
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