Which coaches could be on the hot seat to who should be safe
Sean Gentille of The Athletic: There haven’t been any coaching changes so far this season. Will something change in the new year? A look at who could be on the hot seat and shouldn’t be.
If it weren’t Year 1… – Paul Maurice (Panthers)
Check back later – John Hynes (Predators)
What the Florida Panthers could get in return if they become sellers
George Richards of Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers could become sellers at the trade deadline and not buyers if they fall out of playoff contention.
Trading an established player, like Reinhart, for a first-round pick, they could use that pick for immediate future help.
Do the Panthers look to re-sign Radko Gudas or move him at the deadline?
Sam Reinhart might land the Panthers a first-round pick. They gave up a 2022 first and Devon Levi to get him.
Sam Bennett might net them a second-round pick and a decent prospect.
The sense is they’d like to keep Gudas, but if someone offered up a first? They could look re-sign in the offseason if he’s traded.
They may not get much for Anthony Duclair given his injury. Eric Staal likely wouldn’t net much but if he wants a shot somewhere, they’d likely move him. Could they get a second or third-round pick for Marc Staal? Colin White could land them a third- or fourth-round pick. The Panthers may be okay with moving Nick Cousins‘ contract off the books for next year. Chris Tierney might get them a pick or player.