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Florida Panthers attendance is up 30% compared to last year

The Florida Panthers are holding on to a relatively narrow lead in the Atlantic Division and hockey fans around the NHL are starting to see the club as legitimate contenders. As the Panthers continue to put on impressive displays on the ice, Florida residents are taking notice and attendance is improving. Usually when we discuss the Panthers and attendance it’s about some crazy...
Via Bloguin Best
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Actor Kevin Spacey surprises Panthers' fans, players on Jumbotron

Actor Kevin Spacey continues to provide a mysterious lift for the upstart Florida Panthers.Spacey popped up on the BB&T Center Jumbotron during the third period of Thursday's Panthers' home game against the Atlantic Division-rival Detroit Red Wings. The Oscar winner thumbed past a few Florida jerseys before finding his own, with No. 1,738 on the back.Brandon Pirri, who wore the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers overpower Red Wings, run win streak to five

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jaromir Jagr keeps reaching milestones. Roberto Luongo keeps winning at home. And the Florida Panthers have never been on a scoring roll like this. Vincent Trocheck scored twice and had an assist, Jagr ended an eight-game goal drought plus tacked on two assists, and the Atlantic Division leaders beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Thursday night. Florida -- winner...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Madden recovering from surgery, to miss Super Bowl week

Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden is recovering from heart surgery and will miss the Super Bowl Week festivities, according to Yahoo Sports. “He’s on his way back. He’s just not there yet,” said Madden’s son Mike. “He could rally and make appearances, but he’s choosing not to do so.” Madden, 79, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and was due to receive...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings face off against the Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have been trying to prove they belong in the NHL's upper tier all season, and who they've beaten in the last two weeks helps confirm their arrival. Next, they can continue to justify their spot atop the Atlantic. The Panthers can pad their division lead over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night (pregame at 7pm, tip off at 7:30pm) in the first of two...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Huberdeau leads Panthers past Caps 5-2 for 4th straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice during a three-point night and Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist to help the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders. The Atlantic Division-leading Panthers also got a goal from Vincent Trocheck, an empty-netter from Quinton Howden and 36 saves from backup...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz compares Aaron Ekblad to Hall of Fame defensemen

Ahead of the Washington Capitals matchup against the Florida Panthers tonight, Caps head coach Barry Trotz offered the highest praise imaginable to Panthers defensemen Aaron Ekblad, saying he has “Hall of Fame talent.” Trotz just compared Panthers D Aaron Ekblad to Nick Lidstrom, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger. Says he has Hall of Fame talent. #CapitalsTalk — Chuck Gormley (...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Kovalev would make a comeback if you asked him to

The success of Jaromir Jagr at age 43 has apparently gotten into the head of former NHL star Alex Kovalev. Kovalev, who played in parts of 21 seasons with five teams and last played in the league three years ago, has expressed a desire to return to the NHL. And apparently, he’s serious … I think. “I’d come back right away. If Jaromir Jagr can do it, so can I.” In a Pro...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers are now selling #SpaceyInSpace sweatshirts for charity

Back in December, it was discovered that the Florida Panthers had a mysterious blue hoodie, adorned with the head of actor Kevin Spacey floating in space, that the team awarded to player of the game. Though the story behind #SpaceyInSpace remained a mystery to everyone but those who beheld it. And Kevin Spacey himself, of course. But perhaps due to the power of social media and...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how good is Aleksander Barkov’s new deal?

Sasha. Sasha Barkov. Aleksander Aleksandrovich Barkov Jr. You are going to be hearing that name for quite a while, so you might as well get used to the name. Barkov just inked himself a six-year deal with a $35 million total. His AAV on the deal will be $5.9 million. For a potential number one center, that has to be a pretty good number for the Panthers, who really want to lock down...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers sign Aleksander Barkov to six-year, $35.4 million extension

The Florida Panther have locked up Aleksander Barkov for six more seasons.According to a report by George Richards of the Miami Herald, the Panthers have signed the center to a six-year, $35.4 million deal.Barkov's new deal will kick in next season and will carry a $5.9 million AAV until the 2022 season. Barkov is the Panthers' second forward under the age of 25 to sign a long-term...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr takes NHL All-Star Game captaincy in stride

Apparently, John Scott isn't the only captain selected to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game that asked for hockey fans not to vote for him.Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr, who was selected to captain the Atlantic Division in the newly-formatted All-Star Game on January 31, had taken to social media to ask to not be voted to participate in the tournament. Fans didn't seem to listen to his...
Via Yardbarker
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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