United States

Panthers take huge risk on Bobrovsky: 7 years, $70M

The Florida Panthers just cleaned their hands of the expensive, risky Roberto Luongo – James Reimer in net … only to get even riskier with Sergei Bobrovsky. With Bobrovsky set to turn 31 on Sept. 20, the Panthers are throwing caution to the wind. They handed Bobrovsky a whopping seven year contract, and that term didn’t really buy them much savings – particularly with Florida’s tax perks in mind – as it’s roundly reported that the cap hit will be $10 million per year. The Panthers didn’t confirm the AAV in their release, but did include that seven-year term; The Athletic’s George Richards ranks among those reporting it at $10M per year. Richards also notes that this is the richest contract in Panthers’ history, sur ...