Florida Panthers Make Another Trade: As Predicted, Dennis Seidenberg Is Gone

March 3rd, 2010 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
Over the last few days, Florida has dealt away some of their defensive assets.

Jordan Leopold has already been traded to Pittsburgh, and, as predicted, Dennis Seidenberg was also involved in a deal.

Seidenberg will be headed to the Boston Bruins, who already have the fifth best defense in the NHL (2.44 goals against per game). Florida also sent another defensive prospect, Matt Bartkowski, to Boston as well.

In return, the Panthers received Craig Weller and Byron Bitz (both are forwards). They also received another second round draft pick.

This season, Bitz has nine points in 45 games with the Boston Bruins. He's going to be a good player in the future, which is obviously where the Florida Panthers are looking.

Bitz's big body will help him develop into a strong power forward, and should help him be a solid goal scorer in upcoming seasons.

He should also fit very well on a line behind Weiss and Horton. The Panthers need more offensive depth, and with Bitz, they've added some of it. They definitely have more work to do in that department.

However, the draft pick they received could help fix this prob ...

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