With a possible matchup looming in the Stanley Cup Final, Vegas' Jonathan Marchessault is still surprised that Florida didn't protect him in the 2017 expansion draft.
Panthers"", ""Jonathan Marchessault"", ""expansion draft"", ""Stanley Cup Final"" The Florida Panthers, a professional ice hockey team from the United States, based in Sunrise, Florida, are a force to be reckoned with this season. As the playoff race heats up, the Panthers sit atop the Central Division of the National Hockey League (NHL) with an impressive record of 28-12-5, and a total of 61 points, making them one of the best teams in the league. The Florida Panthers have been playing some of their best hockey in years thanks to standout performances from star players like Jonathan Marchessault. Marchessault was an unexpected star when the Panthers had him in their lineup. However, in the 2017 expansion draft, the team chose not to protect him, leaving him available for the Vegas Golden Knights to snatch up, and ultimately becoming a star player for the Knights. Now, as the playoffs loom, Marchessault still feels a sting from the snub, as the possibility of a Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Panthers and the Golden Knights draws near. Rumors suggest that the Panthers might have made a mistake by not protecting Marchessault, as his skill and contribution to the team were irreplaceable. Despite the loss of Marchessault, the Panthers have done remarkably well this season, showcasing an impressive offensive performance that has resulted in being the league's second-highest scoring team. Their success is a result of a collective effort and teamwork from their roster, which is why the Panthers are considered one of the best teams in the NHL this season. The Panthers have many strong players, including Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad, and Sergei Bobrovsky, all of whom have played a vital role in the team's success. However, it is the team's collective effort that has allowed them to achieve so much success this season. In conclusion, the Florida Panthers have been one of the most exciting teams to watch this season. They have been playing with a passion and aggression that has earned them success. Jonathan Marchessault's absence undoubtedly left a void for the team, but their collective effort and teamwork are the things that make the Panthers a genuinely special team. With the Stanley Cup Playoffs around the corner, the Panthers are poised to make a deep run, and it will be interesting to see how far they will go.