Without fact-checking, I can safely say no one expected the Florida Panthers to finish atop the Atlantic Division this season. But a youthful energy carried them the whole season, with Aaron Ekblad, Aleksander Barkov and many more players emerging as stars in the NHL.
But one area that didn’t have this youthful presence was in net. While Roberto Luongo had a solid season, at 37 it’s hard to imagine he has too many seasons like that left in him. Luongo was backed up by Al Montoya this season, who at 31 isn’t exactly a spring chicken either.
Montoya is an unrestricted free agent, which gives the Panthers a unique opportunity this offseason. There are some intriguing goalies on the market this summer and if the Panthers can get one of them, they can secure the position for next season and for the future.
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