Though it ended with a disappointing first round loss to the New Jersey Devils, the Florida Panthers had plenty of positives to be pulled from their 2011-2012 season.
Dale Tallon came into his first summer as the teamís general manager and instantly overhauled the roster, giving it quality that it had lacked for years. He brought in notable names and made them a team that was fun to watch throughout.
One of those names was Kris Versteeg, who was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a rough couple of seasons for Versteeg, in terms of his travel. After winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, Versteeg was shipped to the Toronto Maple Leafs, who dealt him to the Flyers during the season. After a disappointing time with Philly, Tallon acquired the forward he drafted while the two were in Chicago.