Insider Only Trade Buzz: Panthers ready to overhaul roster

The Florida Panthers have entered sell mode following Thursday night’s 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. The Panthers have lost 5 of 6 games and GM Randy Sexton told the Miami Herald today that he looking to make deals, stating that no player, including Tomas Vokoun, David Booth and Nathan Horton is off limits in trade talks.
Sexton told the Miami Herald, “There’s no player off limits. There are players we’d like to keep, but at the end of the day Wayne Gretzky was traded. We have to get better and get our team to the point where we want it to be. Sometimes you have to make hard decisions.”
The Panthers have been active in trade talks of late and have been among several teams expressing interest in Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
However, Pittsburgh hasn’t given much though to any inquiries at this point on Letang.
With the Panthers officially entering sell mode, Pittsburgh will likely look into the asking price for

defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.
The Panthers today traded role player Dominic Moore to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2nd round pick and expect more deals.
The Panthers are actively shopping Seidenberg, Jordan Leopold, Rostislav Olesz to name a few.
Former first round pick Nathan Horton has long been a player of interest for Pittsburgh but the asking price would start at Kris Letang. There have not been any serious discussions between the two sides to this point and he’s currently not on the Penguins radar.

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