Well, his Barrie Colts team was pretty good.
But when it came to the Panthers, these three — the core of the Panthers’ youth movement of the 2010s — had never been on a Florida team which got out of the first round.
So, when those guys lined up for the postgame handshake moments after Carter Verhaeghe won Game 6 in overtime, you can bet they enjoyed it.
For the first time, we might add.
“It was, obviously, different being on the other side,” Huberdeau said. “It’s the best way.”