Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider is taking the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with the Florida Panthers. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Note: Due to the lockout, GVT scores for 2012-13 are prorated from 48 to 82 games.
Summer Skate: Florida Panthers
There are disappointing seasons, and then there's the 2013 Panthers. Fans in Sunshine, Fla., expected their club to build on their playoff appearance in 2012; instead they plummeted to last place in the entire NHL. With another high draft pick in the bank and a prospect system overflowing with talent, the Panthers enter this season back in full rebuild mode.
Trending up: F Jonathan Huberdeau
Last season: 11.3 GVT | VUKOTA projection: 12.0