The Florida Panthers and the 1998 Expansion Draft

A look back at the first time the Cats were poached With the expansion draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights rapidly approaching, let’s take a look back at the three previous occasions the Florida Panthers lost players to NHL newcomers. The Panthers were born in 1993 and had a pretty successful first five seasons before the league decided to add members 27-30 in a staggered...
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His playing days over, Shawn Thornton moves focus to his foundation, future with Panthers

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19 hours ago

Why I’m a fan of the Florida Panthers

The Cats replaced the Oilers as my #1 in 1993 Welcome to the refreshed Litter Box Cats! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift...
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2 days ago

Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Brittain and Schemitsch call it a season The final two Florida Panthers prospects that were still playing are now done. Last night, the Manchester Monarchs were beaten 4-3 on home ice by the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 7 of the ECHL Eastern Conference final. Olivier Archambault scored twice for the Stingrays, including the game-winner 8:56 into the third period. Goaltender...
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2 days ago

Jaromir Jagr – A Retrospective in Quotations

This post was crafted by hockey journalist and author Ross Bonander. Jaromir Jagr is as timeless as they come. We had Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios but Jagr may be best ‘Old’ hockey player ever. He turned 45 in February. Counting the two seasons he spent with HC Kladno in Czechoslovakia when he was 16 and 17 years old, and his gap years in the KHL, Jagr has played 29 straight...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Nashville NBC affiliate said Predators advanced to “Stanley Cup Finals.” They didn’t.

We’ve seen plenty of local networks screw up NHL coverage, and the latest is Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV 4. The Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Sunday to win their second-round series 4-2, and WSMV then aired a teaser for coverage with the caption of “Preds head to Stanley Cup Finals!” The problem there, beyond the usage of “Finals” versus the NHL-preferred “Final...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Gerard Gallant will be the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly found their coach. According to reliable TSN reporter Darren Dreger, Gerard Gallant will be the first head coach of the Golden Knights. Gallant wasn’t out of work long.After two full seasons with the Florida Panthers, the 53-year-old was fired just 21 games into the season after the Panthers won just 11 of their first 21...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers reinstate Dale Tallon as general manager

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April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/4: Tar Heels zigged the Zags

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading after fouling out in last night's championship. Happy birthday today to Ben Gordon, Roberto Luongo and Jack Del Rio. On this date in 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game in the NBA. Daily brain workoutName every...
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April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr wants to return to the Florida Panthers, but should they want him back?

Jaromir Jagr is immortal, eternal, and amazing. He’s 45-years old and still trucking along for the Florida Panthers, and, despite his advanced age, has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s now the NHL’s second all time leading scorer, its leading scorer beyond age 40, third in goals, and continuing his amazing play for a Panthers team that has had an entirely miserable season...
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April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Rowe is the Florida Panthers’ biggest problem

Just a couple of days before the Florida Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Tom Rowe called out the team’s core players for underperforming after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Rowe told the Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “Just because guys… have contracts, doesn’t mean they can’t be traded either.” With that comment, Rowe put the blame on...
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Who will be the Florida Panthers’ coach next season?

The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Trade deadline move too little, too late for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Panthers back in playoff picture following perfect road trip

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The plan for the Florida Panthers over the last few weeks was about as basic as possible. Hang around the periphery of the playoff race until injured stars Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov healed, then try to make a run. Huberdeau is back. Barkov is back. Voila! The Panthers are back in the postseason mix. Winners in eight of their last nine games -...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

After perfect trip, Panthers back in playoff picture

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The plan for the Florida Panthers over the last few weeks was about as basic as possible. Hang around the periphery of the playoff race until injured stars Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov healed, then try to make a run. Huberdeau is back. Barkov is back. Voila! The Panthers are back in the postseason mix. Winners in eight of their last nine games...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Panthers coach calls Luongo “the most unlucky goalie I think I’ve ever been around”

Roberto Luongo has had a rough go of things in net for the Florida Panthers as of late. Head coach Tom Rowe believes his struggles have amounted to one thing: Being unlucky. Luongo has allowed 32 goals in his last nine games, including 11 in his last three. On Wednesday night in San Jose, Luongo gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 6-5 OT win. Rowe didn’t criticize Luongo for his...
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February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Video: Jagr fakes out Gibson, scores an awesome goal

If you’re wondering whether or not Jaromir Jagr still has what it takes to hold his own in the NHL, watch the goal he scored on John Gibson on Friday night. After scooping up a loose puck the Ducks gifted to the veteran in their own zone, Jagr found himself standing all alone in front of Gibson’s crease. He then pulled out a series of nasty dekes to pull Gibson out of his skates...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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