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Jaromir Jagr once again retires from international competition

Jaromir Jagr is hanging up his skates from international competition. While Jagr’s career in the NHL is still rolling along, he has announced that he’s done competing with the Czech Republic following his side’s 3-0 loss to the United States during the bronze medal game at the World Hockey Championship. Jaromir Jagr just confirmed that this was his last game for the Czech...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Raiders coach John Madden remembers Marv Hubbard

He was tough. He was physical. He wanted to punish people who tried to tackle him. Marv Hubbard, who died on Monday at the age of 68, epitomized everything about the Raiders in the 70's. And his first coach, John Madden, won't soon forget him. "Marv was a tough guy and a tough runner," the legendary Raiders coach and broadcaster said. "You think back now, people don’t do things...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Panthers Who Should Have You Excited About the Future

Jonathan Huberdeau View image | gettyimages.com Huberdeau was quiet for most of the season.  His play steadily improved all season long and he exploded in March and April.  Many wouldn’t know this because of how little buzz Huberdeau got for most of the season, but he had 54 points this year.  This is an excellent step for Huby, as the 21-year-old winger, who struggled...
Via TopSportsReport
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr agrees to new one-year deal with Panthers

  Jaromir Jagr is going nowhere.   The 43-year-old has agreed to a new one-year contract, the club announced Sunday afternoon. The decision was made after just 20 games, as the Panthers acquired Jagr from the New Jersey Devils prior to the NHL deadline. In those 20 games, Jagr scored six goals and added 12 assists, appearing to be rejuvenated by playing with the Panthers’...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Odds are 'pretty good' Jagr stays with the Panthers

At age 43, Jaromir Jagr is showing no signs of slowing down. In the final year of his current contract, it’s ridiculous that we’re all discussing where he’ll play next instead of planning his retirement ceremony. A few rumors have popped up regarding the next chapter in Jagr’s career, but the most recent report indicates he’ll be back in Florida in 2015-16. #FlaPanthers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Boucher: In The Panthers Den

Trips to see the Bolts play in other places generally involve getting on a plane since our neighboring teams have been cut down in recent years (RIP Thrashers). LightningShout contributing photographer Tarra Dunlop and I took the opportunity to head to Sunrise to support our boys in one of their final games of the regular season against the Florida Panthers. We wanted to share some...
Via Lightning Shout
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Defenseman Aaron Ekblad The Top Candidate For Calder Trophy

BOSTON — A defenseman winning the Calder Trophy is rare, but Florida Panthers rookie D-man Aaron Ekblad is a rare talent. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL draft has played with the Panthers since Day 1 of the 2014-15 campaign and is playing at a level rarely seen from defensemen age 18 or 19. Not only does Ekblad deserve a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder, at this point...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers’ Jimmy Hayes is in a rut

Florida Panthers forward Jimmy Hayes was on fire earlier this season, and for a large part of the season, he was the second-leading goal-scorer on the team. His drive, skating, speed and aggression developed from offseason improvements, and he was making a significant contribution to the team. However, since Feb. 17, he has just the one goal […] The post Florida Panthers’ Jimmy...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to John Madden’s criticism

Will Ferrell took a heavy dose of criticism from none other than John Madden for his spring training stunt where he played in 10 different games for 10 different teams in the same day. Ferrell’s stunt was done for charity and recorded with camera crews for a future TV project. Though Ferrell’s day-long affair was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

The scene prior to a recent professional hockey game in Sweden was shocking, to say the least. Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers enforcer Andre Deveaux went off the deep end prior to a playoff game when he attacked an opponent before a game. Seemingly out of nowhere, Deveaux sprinted from the boards to center ice where he unleashed a vicious slash before jumping on...
Via NESN.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden

Earlier this spring, actor Will Ferrell took the Cactus League by storm by playing nine different positions for ten different teams during five different baseball games. While it was a publicity stunt it was also done to raise money for charity. Not everybody was a fan of Ferrell’s stunt and that included legendary announcer John Madden, who called it a lack of respect for the...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell defends MLB stunt without ripping into John Madden

When actor Will Ferrell took to the field for 10 MLB teams in five games in one day, he struck out as an athlete but hit a home run for charity and public awareness. He raised an estimated $1 million for Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer.  The March 12 tour de force also raised the hackles of Hall of Fame NFL coach and football analyst John Madden. Though it had no effect...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn will participate in a Panthers goalie tryout

Two weeks ago, the Florida Panthers had both of their goalies get injured in a game against the Maple Leafs, which nearly led to goalie coach Robb Tallas taking the ice for the team. Naturally, the Panthers decided to have some fun with the situation, and are holding a “Goal of a Lifetime” contest, in which 60 invitees will try out to be the team’s backup practice goalie for...
Via Awful Announcing
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Derek MacKenzie

When you play on the fourth line, it’s always nice to be able to chip in some goals. That’s what Florida Panthers’ Derek MacKenzie did Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets. With time winding down in the first period MacKenzie took a stellar pass from Dave Bolland and while diving to try and get his stick on the puck, chipped it up and over Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson...
Via Beyond The Benches
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers holding public tryouts for practice goalie

After the Florida Panthers ran out of goaltenders the other night, the team announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day. Both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, forcing 41-year-old goalie coach Robb Tallas to take over the netminding duties. So any hockey fan who wants...
Via The Other Paper
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle for 8th, Bruins' and Florida Panthers' Strengths/Weaknesses

Via Donny Rivette, Litter Box CatsYou have to give credit when it is due, and with this Florida Panthers team you just have to appreciate what they have done. The Cats went from being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference a year ago to being a legitimate playoff contender this season. The fact of the matter is the Bruins are just a hair ahead of the Panthers in the standings with...
Via BruinsLife
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach Robb Tallas suits up for Panthers in emergency situation (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltending coach Robb Tallas signed a 1-day contract and suited up to play Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an emergency situation. Starting goalie Roberto Luongo was hit by a puck in the neck area in the first period and did not come out after the first intermission. Backup Al Montoya...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What should the Florida Panthers do with Vincent Trocheck?

Vincent Trocheck, a third-round pick of the Florida Panthers from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has impressed a lot in his brief NHL time both this season and last — 14 points in 29 games this season, eight points in 20 games last season. In between these stints in the NHL, he has become a key player for […] The post What should the Florida Panthers do with Vincent Trocheck? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone pooped on the stairs at Consol during the Pens/Florida game

The Florida Panthers weren’t the only ones to **** the bed Sunday. A Penguins fan actually pooped in the stands: @Pensblog @TPBderek @TPBadam so an old man **** himself and fainted in section 213. pic.twitter.com/lsK1hB6xNG — Jarrik Dietz (@thedietz_27) February 23, 2015 @TPBadam @Pensblog @TPBderek He was talking and walking up the stairs with a little help from the ushers...
Via The Pensblog
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers recall F Garrett Wilson from San Antonio

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers have recalled forward Garrett Wilson from San Antonio (AHL). Wilson, 23, has recorded 18 goals and 29 points in 53 games with the San Antonio Rampage this season. A fourth-round pick (107th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft, Wilson appeared in three games with Florida during the 2013-14 season, recording no points and a minus-one rating. The Panthers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers recall Vincent Trocheck from AHL affiliate in San Antonio

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers have recalled forward Vincent Trocheck from their American Hockey League affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, the team announced Sunday. Additionally, the club has reassigned defenseman Shane O'Brien to San Antonio. Trocheck, 21, has recorded four goals, 13 points and plus-6 rating in 28 games with Florida this season. A third-round pick, 64th overall...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Ekblad accidentally runs over linesman (Video / GIF)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad accidentally ran over a linesman during the second period of Thursday night's game in Minnesota. The linesman had just dropped the puck for a face-off in the Wild zone and stepped aside when the puck came near him. Ekblad began chasing after the puck and ran right into the linesman from behind at full speed, knocking him to the ice.Fortunately...
Via Holdout Sports
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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