Sergei Bobrovsky plays social media as well as he does his position.
Did stories about a South Beach vacation bode well for the Florida Panthers? Was the video of a close shave designed to appease New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello? Could the cryptic, topless modelling session with buddy Artemi Panarin mean teams could only get a package deal?
Turns out the optics were a tease. Bobrovsky had his sights on Florida all along. “It was fun,” said Bobrovsky, 30. “We’re now on the other side of business. (Artemi) is happy. I am happy. I’m looking forward to playing for the Panthers.”
Florida did not send shockwaves through the NHL by signing Bobrovsky and Panarin, but it landed the piece that mattered most with a seven-year, $70-million deal. “It wasn’t really a hard decision for me,” Bobro...
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