Panthers Eager To Witness Potential Of Youngsters

Panthers_Barkov_2013It’s not known how long they will stay together, at least initially.

Yet Panthers general manager Dale Tallon sure liked what he saw Tuesday as Aleksander Barkov worked at center, feeding pucks to Jonathan Huberdeau on the wing.

The thought of having exactly that combo not only this season but for years to come is something Tallon envisioned when he took Barkov with the second overall at the NHL draft last June. Huberdeau was the third overall pick in 2010. Neither can legally purchase alcohol in the state of Florida.