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from Josh Cooper of the Tennessean,
Fishing, hockey and bonding.
That’s what the Predators hope to accomplish — not exactly in that order — when they head to Florida for a week of games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning.
“I want to see a very tight-knit team when we come back from Florida,” coach Barry Trotz said. “And three wins.”
For a group that often looked disjointed last season, but prides itself on “team” play, the trip should provide some level of cohesiveness. Some of the team-building activities include a fishing tournament along with some other off-ice events.
“We’re going to keep going over the foundation of our game,” Trotz said. “To me, it’s about creating our organizational foundation. Some guys are good mentors. We’re going to have some fun, we’re going to have some work, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
BEST OF MAXIM
I apologize for the misleading title in advance if some of you readers misinterpret this as a “small crowd”. The Florida Panthers are opening up their preseason against the Nashville Predators this afternoon. With a 3:00 pm puck drop for a hockey game, understandably plenty of Panthers fans would still be busy with work, school or other activities at this time. But you would...
Tim Thomas has narrowed his choices, and he’s looking to jump back into the NHL down in the Sunshine State.
Thomas, who has reportedly been talking to several teams, has been invited for a camp tryout with the Florida Panthers, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports. He’s expected to join the team, which could use some help beyond current goalkeepers Jacob Markstrom and Scott Clemmensen...
Tomorrow, Nashville plays Florida in their first preseason games of the year. Their roster for each game is as follows:
Forwards: Cullen, Forsberg, Clune, Henderson, Stalberg, Gaustad, Van Guilder, Wilson, Leipsic, Saponari, Tousignant, Rask, Sissons
Defense: Ford, Ellis, Weber, Bartley, Bitetto, Vainonen
Goaltenders: Darling, Mazanec
Forwards: Cehlin, Legwand, Fisher...
If a puck is dropped and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? On Monday afternoon, the Florida Panthers hosted the Nashville Predators for some preseason exhibition game action. Between the Panthers having experienced plenty of problems over the years getting fans to put their butts in the seats, the […]The post Plenty of seats (most of them) were available for Florida...
We're in the third period #FlaPanthers v #Preds ... Smallest hockey crowd I've ever seen. Game 2 at 7 p.m. pic.twitter.com/dAHVWR5WxZ
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) September 16, 2013
I think the Florida Panthers may be having some trouble moving tickets.
Below, look at what you see when first visiting their website. Continue reading "Panthers Hosting...
The Florida Panthers scored three goals in the third period and beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 in the first game of a split-squad, preseason double-header on Monday.
Brad Boyes put the Panthers ahead 4-3 with 7:16 remaining. Scottie Upshall had his second goal of the game with 6:37 remaining and Quinton Howden scored at the 15:37 mark to cap the third-period outburst.
Tomas Fleischmann scored at 4:13 of overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory and a split-squad preseason doubleheader sweep of the Nashville Predators on Monday night.
Earlier in the day, the Panthers scored three goals in the third period to beat the Predators 6-3 in the opener.
Craig Smith put the Predators up 1-0 at 12:57 in the first period of the nightcap, but the...
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Tim Thomas's sabbatical may be coming to an end.
The Florida Panthers signed the goaltender to a personal tryout Monday. He is expected to work out with the team Tuesday in Coral Springs.
The 39-year-old opted to sit out 2012-13 season, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.
"At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies...
He said he wanted to be back and he's one step closer. It's being reported that Tim Thomas has signed a Professional Tryout (PTO) Contract with the Florida Panthers, furthering the misery that is Roberto Luongo.
Tim Thomas will be with the #FlaPanthers on a try out...is expected to be at Tuesday's workout in Coral Springs. "He's a competitor."
It's finally hockey season in South Florida, and Florida Panthers fans couldn't be more excited about their hometown team finally dropping the puck.
Actually, about that ...
. @OHPressbox "Looks like a Phoenix Coyotes game." #FlaPanthers #Predators pic.twitter.com/9rdxqEqvkS
-- Erin Brown (@rinkside) September 16, 2013 In fairness, the game -- which was the...
When former Bruins All-Star goalie Tim Thomas walked away from hockey and a $3 million contract 17 months ago he basically said he needed a mental break to devote more time to the "three F's: Family friends and faith.''
Now wearing a Florida Panthers No. 34 jersey and practicing with new and old teammates at Saveology.com Iceplex on Tuesday morning the 39-year-old...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers scored three goals in the third period and beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 in the first game of a split-squad, preseason double-header on Monday.
Brad Boyes put the Panthers ahead 4-3 with 7:16 remaining. Scottie Upshall had his second goal of the game with 6:37 remaining and Quinton Howden scored at the 15:37 mark to cap the third-period...
The Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers started their 2013 preseason facing each other twice Monday at BB&T Center. Florida was able to get the best of Nashville in both matches winning 6-3 in regulation and 3-2 in overtime.
Heading into the first intermission, the Predators held a 3-1 lead thanks to goals by Kevin Henderson, Filip Forsberg and Shea Weber (PP). The...
Tim Thomas after his first practice today with the Florida Panthers.
If you prefer reading what Thomas had to say, head to TSN.