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Can the Florida Panthers Sign Jay Bouwmeester?

Published by on April 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

He was so valuable to the Panthers playoff run that they refused to trade him...even though they could have landed a first round pick that would be key to building the franchise. 

A playoff berth was seen as key to growing the small fan base, and the team would boldly push on with their star defensemen.

Now the dream has died, and the Panthers will watch as the Rangers and Canadiens play on. 

Jay Bouwmeester will almost surely become a free agent on July 1, and there is no reason to believe he will come back to the Panthers. 

Florida is not a team on the rise, they have few fans, and therefore few endorsement opportunities. 

It's a nice place to live, but there...

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