Depth Chart/Cap Situation
Tomas Fleischmann ($4.500m) / Shawn Matthias ($1.750m) / Scottie Upshall ($3.500m)
Tomas Kopecky ($3.000m) / Marcel Goc ($1.700m) / Brad Boyes ($1.000m)
Sean Bergenheim ($2.750m) / Aleksander Barkov ($0.925m) / Krystofer Barch ($0.750m)
Jonathan Huberdeau ($0.894m) / Scott Gomez ($0.900m) / Jimmy Hayes ($0.654m)
Jesse Winchester ($0.600m) / Drew Shore ($0.900m) / Nick Bjugstad ($0.900m)
Brian Campbell ($7.143m) / Ed Jovanovski ($4.125m)
Dmitry Kulikov ($2.500m) / Mike Weaver ($1.100m)
Erik Gudbranson ($0.900m) / Tom Gilbert ($0.900m)
Dylan Olsen ($0.738m) /
Tim Thomas ($2.500m)
Scott Clemmensen ($1.200m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(cap space ignores bonus cushion excess of $4,430,000)
(estimations for 2013-14 crunched using simulation date of 2014-02-26)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; BONUSES: $9,252,500
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $58,556,613
Top Prospects (Per HF)
D Tom Gilbert
A veteran two way defenseman, Gilbert is also an excellent rental player candidate as his contract is up at the end of the season.
C Scott Gomez
Gomez may not be the player he was as a Devil or a Ranger, but that doesn't mean he won't eat up minutes. Like Gilbert, a sub million dollar salary who is a FA at the end of the season.
G Scott Clemmensen
In a situation where our goalie of the future (Jacob Markstrom) preps in San Antonio and I'd like to see Markstrom to learn from Tim Thomas, Clemmensen is expendable.
What We Want:
The Panthers currently sit in a precarious position in both offensive and defensive categories and consequently could use help wherever we can get it. We have a young core that could use some veteran leadership and given our cap situation we are also willing to take on some cap as well.