Just to inform the LA crowd. There was a very competitive demand for these guys--they were sought after by a handful of teams that they all could have easily have gone to today. Anaheim and Ottawa were mentioned to also be pursuing very hard. But these are exactly the kind of players the Panthers need to go along with the current group. I do think what we are giving them seems high, but it was necessary to nab these guys. And to say they have less money to sign others, it's interesting to note that only 4 teams have less moeny committed to payroll for the upcoming season even after these 2 signings.
BTW, heard some rumors about Palffy interested in Florida. Has there been any news on that out of the LA media? And good luck in your FA signings.