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Glut of veterans have Panthers looking for big things this season

For the first time since 2011, the Florida Panthers have the playoffs on their mind. After spending the past two seasons in the cellar of the Eastern Conference, the organization invested heavily in improving their roster this offseason, committing more than $80 million to retain young talent and lock up key free agents. Feel like you've heard this before? Well, it should sound...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers eager to turn things around under new coach Gallant

  Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons. Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points in the NHL. By...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers eager to turn page after last season

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons. Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers media day sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Florida Panthers' media day. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owners write letter committing team to South Florida

The owners of the Florida Panthers say the team isn't going anywhere. In an open letter to fans Wednesday, co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu refuted recent relocation talks while reaffirming their commitment to bring a Stanley Cup to South Florida. "Despite media speculation to the contrary, we have no plans or intentions to move this franchise," Viola and Cifu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Owners End Speculation They May Be Moving

An Open Letter To Their Fans... As we close in on the one-year anniversary of our ownership of the Florida Panthers, we want to reiterate our commitment to Broward County, South Florida and our Panthers fans and business partners. As we said at the press conference when we bought the team, we view ourselves as stewards of the team for the community and our plan is to build an organization...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Depth breeds training camp competition for Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers players are preparing for battle. The prize? A future in Sunrise. With a mixture of budding young talent and veteran free agent signings, roster spots will no longer be handed to the most affordable option. Players will be forced to battle for every inch knowing that the numbers in their contract won't outweigh those in the stat sheet. No player is above the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preds falter to Panthers, fall to 1-1-0 in rookie tournament

Two down, one to go. The Nashville Predators continued their strong play in the rookie tournament but fell to the Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Sunday night. In a reversal from yesterday, Rob Madore started between the pipes for Nashville and Magnus Hellberg played the second half. Madore turned aside six of seven shots while Hellberg stopped 13 of the 14 he faced. Over the past 24...
Via Section 303
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Vincent Trocheck hopes to force Panthers to keep him on opening-night roster

Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim, a first-round draft pick in 2002, certainly will never forget his first rookie camp with the Islanders. "I remember in the first [rookie] game against Philadelphia we had eight fights in the first five minutes,'' laughed Bergenheim, who along with several veterans have already begun to hold informal practices at the team's training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Champion Colby Cohen Leaves Nottingham

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Colby Cohen has left the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers after finishing a short-term contract with the club. Cohen, a second round draft pick of the Avalanche back in 2007, joined the Panthers prior to Lthe season after Cody Wild went down with an injury. A Stanley Cup champion with the Bruins, Cohen played a combined seven games between Porin Ässät...
Via The Hockey House
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers, No. 1 Pick Aaron Ekblad Agree To Three-Year Contract

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida’s annual camp for prospects. Ekblad was the Ontario Hockey League’s top defenseman last season, with 23 goals and 53 points...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton skates in Panthers gear at Bruins practice

Here’s a preview of what it will look like when Shawn Thornton officially takes the ice for the Florida Panthers this season. Thornton joined a handful of Bruins for a practice session, sporting his new uniform. These scenes are pretty common heading into camp as players participate in whichever practice is closest to them, but it’s still a bit odd seeing Thornton with his old...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

First pics of Shawn Thornton in Panthers gear are heartbreaking…

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Bruins hockey has informally started. Captain’s Practice is taking place today, and along with some of the Bruins on the ice is future Hall of Famer Hall Gill and DOY’s Patron Saint Shawn Thornton. Thornton was sporting his Florida Panthers gear, breaking our little blogger hearts. Thornton in his new colors. pic.twitter.com/i4HE0z5sdj — Joe McDonald ...
Via Days of Y'Orr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo’s take on leaked celeb photos

The Internet practically exploded this weekend as hundreds of celebrity photos were leaked out. Of course, the one we’ve all been waiting for hasn’t surfaced. Thankfully, Roberto Luongo clears up that mystery. Guys I know it's getting frustrating but bare with me, my nudes will be leaked shortly……. — Strombone (@strombone1) September 1, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad injured in exhibition game

The Florida Panthers are left holding their breath after an injury to top-prospect Aaron Ekblad on Tuesday night. Ekblad, the Panthers' first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, suffered what is currently being described as an upper-body injury during Canada's 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic. The game was part of Canada's under-20 summer development camp for World...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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