WAITING FOR YOUTH BRIGADE
THE PANTHERS need some of their top prospects, especially at center, to pan out. Tomas Fleischmann, Tomas Kopecky and Shawn Matthias are all solid contributors, while Jonathan Huberdeau is a future star. Brian Campbell and Dmitry Kulikov provide offense from the back end, but they need to stabilize things more in their own end. It’s now Jacob Markstrom’s crease to lose.