And it's not a compliment.
The Hockey News has both teams picked to finish last in their respective conferences.
THN (LINK HERE) says this about the Panthers:
"With GM Dale Tallon at the helm it's a new era in Florida.
have seen Nathan Horton and Keith Ballard moved for younger pieces and
the team also had three picks in the first round of the draft.
"Of course, while this means the team is headed in the right direction, it also means it'll be a long, losing season with probably many more moves in store.''
You don't have to listen to the naysayers, especially since TSN was way off on the Cats last year, picking Florida to finish 12th in the east.
We all know Florida ended up 14th.
-- Truthfully, where do you pick the Panthers to finish this year? I am leaning toward somewhere around where TSN sees it. Feel free to leave your predictions below (and I do realize that it's only August 9).