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Maybe Dale Tallon isn’t so crazy after all. It was quite the odd scene in the summer when the Florida Panthers General Manager scooped up every seemingly marginal free agent, gave them long-term deals, and called it a team. It garnered a fair share criticism, but in retrospect, they have actually been shrewd moves.
The Panthers have been languishing in obscurity for years, and last year they had to watch Tampa make a run deep into the playoffs as Steve Yzerman was showered with praise for “building” a winner that featured Stamkos, St. Louis and Lecavalier. But it seems as if Tallon was simply waiting to splash on the litany of free agents that he could throw money at to come live in Florida.
He gave Jovo Cop a four-year, $16.5 million deal. Tomas Fleischmann for four-years as well, and will get four and a half per. Scottie Upshall? Give him four years as well. $14 million for him? Why not? It seems as if the Panthers love giving out four-years deals so much so that even Sean Berge...
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The Florida Panthers' minor league affiliate, the AHL's San Antonio Rampage, held Pucks and Paws night this past Saturday, where they asked fans to bring their dogs to the game.
The reason: The Rampage was trying to set a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of dogs ever assembled to watch a live sporting event. Read more »Holdout Sports is now a member of...
The Florida Panthers were already missing rugged defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who is shelved for up to two months with a broken hand.so the Panthers really hated to lose emerging offensive defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, who will miss the next six to eight weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery.Kuikov scored four goals and earned 20 assists in 46 games, averaging better than 22 minutes...
Former NHL player Richard Zednik was skating with some kids in a hockey rink in his native Slovakia when they found themselves having to evacuate. The roof of the rink started to crack from the weight of the snow and ice on top of it, and Zednik and the kids were able to clear the rink just moments before the roof collapsed.
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Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today D Dmitry Kulikov underwent a minor knee surgery on Monday, Jan. 23 at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. The procedure was performed by Dr. John Uribe and a...
Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 7 p.m. to watch the Florida Pantherstake on the Philadelphia Flyers. NHL Panthers territory. The short-handed Philadelphia Flyers have alternated losses and wins over their last five games, but they've been a little more consistent against their next opponent, especially on the road.
The Flyers will try to add to their recent success at the BankAtlantic...
All-You-Can-Eat nights? Been there. Bobblehead dolls? Done that. Clearly, it's time for the next evolution for minor league hockey promotions. Since the Las Vegas Wranglers have the Rapture covered, that leaves shattering irreverent world records as the next big thing.
The Central Hockey League's Texas Brahmas attempted to break three Guinness World Records on Friday night...
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced that defenseman Dmitry Kulikov underwent knee surgery on Monday.
Every state has laws on the books that are neglected or ignored until some opportunist decides to enforce them. Remember how that guy from Texas tried to end the "sick, ugly tradition" of octopus tossing in Detroit through the 1982 Michigan Bodies of Dead Animals Act?
Yeah, that was weird.
Here's another arcane law: In 1988, the Florida legislature passed a measure...
By Bill WhiteheadSUNRISE, Fla. -- Even an upbeat player like Florida's Kris Versteeg -- impromptu singer and decent rapper, he of the major flow who constantly chews on his mouthpiece -- had to admit that his recent struggles were "a little difficult." In fact, you could call it quite a funk the funky 25-year-old Alberta native has been trapped in.Entering Saturday...
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In their final game before the NHL All-Star break, the Flyers (28-14-5) will travel to Sunrise, FL to take on the Florida Panthers (22-15-10). Tonight's game starts at 7:30 PM EST and will be broadcast locally on CSN Philly.
The game marks the second of four meetings between the teams this season, and the final one in the Sunshine State. On Nov. 13,...
The Panthers have had few days off since training camp started back in September.
The Florida Panthers ended their longest losing streak of the season in their last trip to the ice and they'll attempt to close January on a high note when they host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at BankAtlantic Center.
Fresh off one of the most exciting games the Flyers have played this season, this rookie-loaded squad with a hint of vets will take to the ice to face a Florida Panthers team that somehow still stands amongst the top of the Southeast Division, regardless of their 3-4-3 record in their last 10 games played. Even with Briere, JVR and Jagr out of the picture the Flyers have been playing...