Panthers' Montour: 'Things Are Going to Change Quick Here"

The Florida Panthers are just one win away from winning the Stanley Cup and surprisingly, defenseman Brandon Montour is commenting on what may shake out come the offseason.

The Panthers blueliner met up with The Athletic's Michael Russo and Shayna Goldman and made some interesting comments about the future of the Panthers roster:

Things are going to change quick here (in) two-and-a-half weeks, three weeks. I've played this out all year. Two to three weeks isn't going to hurt anything. My whole goal right now is to play the best I can for this team, and the rest will take care of itself afterward. You work so hard and you dream about this since you were 3 years old. It's something that's tough. Last year was not something that I wanted to experience. So, luckily enough, we have this opportunity again to turn the story and change that.

Montour is set to become an unrestricted free agent and will be one of the most coveted defensemen on the market. He's set to cash in this summer and knows it may not be a contract he's signing in Florida. 

The Panthers have some major decisions to make which include a contract for Sam Reinhart. Montour is projected to earn around $6.4 million on his next deal and the Panthers currently have a projected $20 million in cap space. Besides Reinhart and Montour, the Panthers need to make decisions on Vladimir Tarasenko, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and Dmitry Kulikov.

The Panthers are so close they can taste it right now. Their bond will last forever, their roster however, will see significant changes as soon as a couple of weeks.

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