The Florida Panthers are going to be strong on the flanks this year and two teammates who will look to inspire are left-winger Jonathan Huberdeau and right-winger Mike Hoffman.
In my previous article, I stated that Mike Hoffman is capable of being an All-Star this year while omitting the 25-year-old Quebec native. This obviously was going to receive some controversy – and it did – from my head editor, Danny Janicas.
He believes that Jonathan Huberdeau is more capable of reaching the all-star level than Mike Hoffman. Because of that, we decided to settle this with a good, old-fashioned debate.
In this piece, we’ll be breaking down five categories between the two forwards to determine who can contribute the most to the Florida Panthers this season: playmaking, shooting, skating, defending, and special teams play.
Both have lofty expectations for themselves this year, but which Panther winger will live up to (or exceed) their targets this season?