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Panthers killing themselves with penalties

The Florida Panthers' progress so far this season is measurable and encouraging. It is tempered by some bad and ugly elements of their game. The good is best exemplified in greatly improved defensive play. After giving up the second-most goals in the NHL last year, the Panthers have become one of the toughest to score on. They have allowed but five goals while skating 5 on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers backup G Al Montoya embracing role as Cuban ambassador

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- When the Florida Panthers host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, backup goaltender Al Montoya will spend the evening in the spotlight as the organization celebrates Hispanic Heritage Night. The first Cuban-American to play in the NHL, Montoya has embraced his role as an ambassador of hockey to Florida's booming Hispanic community that, according to the U...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Are “Going To Be A Good Team For A Long Time…”

Dale Tallon was on Florida radio this morning with Steve Goldstein via tweets from Goldstein... Dale Tallon on #FlaPanthers offense,"I'd be worried if we weren't getting chances but we are. We know we need to get that top goal scorer." Tallon, "We are committed, we are going to be a good team for a long time to come. As we improve we will get more...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Potential UFA’s Off To A Slow Start

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond, The Panthers were counting on substantial production from four players who likely would financially benefit from putting up big stats. Through the first six games, only one of Florida's pending free agents has done so. Sean Bergenheim is tied for the team lead with two goals. Scottie Upshall has just one assist while Tomas...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A perennial rebuilder, Derek MacKenzie excited for chance to help turn around Panthers

Derek MacKenzie has been down this road before. A fixture on perennial rebuilders throughout his 10-plus years in the NHL, the veteran center has made a living playing on the fourth line with up-and-coming organizations. Now, as the 33-year-old begins the next chapter of his career with the Florida Panthers, MacKenzie is once again excited to be a part of what he considers to be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Killer Bs' line showing their sting again

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant doesn't come off as a science buff, yet his constant search for the proper chemistry among his four lines resulted in a formula for offensive success late Tuesday night in the Pepsi Center. After two days of practice in Denver, Gallant reshuffled two lines, and clearly his best move was to reunite the "Killer Bs" line from last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Have Record Low Attendance

#457178578 / gettyimages.com 7,311 people showed up for the Florida Panthers’ home opener against the Ottawa Senators, setting the record for lowest attendance in franchise history (it was previously 10,063). The Panthers lost 1-0. Florida (1-2-2) went into their home opener winless, which might have something to do with the low attendance, but it doesn’t fully explain the dismal...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers rookie Aaron Ekblad already feeling comfortable in NHL

Five games into his Florida Panthers career and rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad is already feeling like an NHL player. "I feel like I'm here and I'm battling every single day," Ekblad said before embarking on his first NHL road trip. "I'm giving absolutely everything. I've got to play here and be here. With the support that I have from the guys on this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Florida Panthers

From Hometown Hockey: Who: Florida Panthers Where: First Niagra Center, Buffalo, NY When: 7:00PM Know thine enemy: On paper, the Panthers looked much improved heading into the 2014-15 campaign, but the opposite has proven true. For all the additions to the roster, the team is as inept as it gets on offense, having mustered just […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Florida...
Via Two Pad Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers set franchise record for lowest attendance

Photos from Monday’s Florida Panthers game against the Ottawa Senators at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., are just sad to look at. The Panthers’ stadium is built to accommodate 19,250 people, but the Panthers rarely come close to drawing enough fans to fill the stadium. So far this season, Florida has come in dead last in attendance throughout the league, averaging just...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers have pathetic attendance at home game

What’s it like when an NHL game is held and almost no one bothers to show up? Just ask the Florida Panthers. In an embarrassing display of abject fan apathy, photos were circulated on social media Monday night depicting a nearly empty BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., both before and during the game between the […] The post Florida Panthers played host to Ottawa Senators and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers have a slight attendance problem

The Florida Panthers played their second home game of the young NHL season on Monday night at the BB&T Center. The announced attendance was 7,311. The arena seats nearly 20,000 for hockey. As the puck dropped tonight against the Ottawa Senators, it was an ugly scene is South Florida. Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch captured the fan frenzy. 7,311? I’m going to call bullsh...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there any hope for the Florida Panthers?

The 2014-15 National Hockey League season finally gets underway this week, and there’s no shortage of storylines throughout the league. However, as is usually the case, very few throughout the nation are actually talking about the Florida Panthers. Just a couple of years removed from a surprise playoff run, the Panthers spent the summer drafting first overall and throwing too...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Aleksander Barkov among top 2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers

Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers, C 2013-14 Stats: 8 G, 16 A, 24 P, 54 GP The second overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Barkov is actually set for his 4th season of pro hockey. The native of Finland played two seasons with his hometown Tappara Tampere prior to his NHL debut with the Panthers last year. The Panthers won’t be great this season, but they’ll lean on...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo pokes fun at himself with funny tweet

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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