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from Stu Hackel of Sports Illustrated,
Hockey season isn't on the way. It's here. All the proof you need will be found at the various NHL rookie camps that start in the next day or so and the prospect tournaments that follow shortly after.
Last year's lockout canceled those events, but 20 NHL teams will send squads to face off in game action, much of it beginning on Thursday. At one of those tourneys, a three-day, four-team get-together hosted by the Florida Panthers at their Coral Gables practice facility, three of the top four picks from last June's NHL Draft will make their professional competitive debuts in their new colors: Florida's Aleksander Barkov (No. 2), Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin (3) and Nashville's Seth Jones (4).
"How cool is that?" said Panthers assistant GM Michael Santos, who -- along with the fans who go to the games that start Friday -- will be very interested to watch this talented trio go head to head, especial...
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from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,
The 5-foot-11 Gomez is quick to point out that he's a young 33, and while he's happy to serve as a mentor, he signed a one-year, $900,000 contract to rekindle a stalled career and return to the playoffs for the 12th time in his 14th NHL season.
While he's known for finishing plays (701 points in 941 career games), Gomez...
Last season was rough for Sean Bergenheim as an injury kept him on the shelf for all of 2013. It also could have estranged him from the Florida Panthers because he sued the team regarding his salary that season – the team contested that he was injured playing overseas during the lockout – but the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that it’s treated as water under the bridge...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On Friday, September 6 at 6 p.m. EST, FOX Sports Florida, the local television home of the Florida Panthers, will premiere a new episode of "Inside the Panthers," titled, "Cats in the Community."
This episode will feature the Florida Panthers community involvement, with a focus on the Panthers Foundation's care for pediatric cancer...
MIAMI, FL -- FOX Sports Florida and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment jointly announced today the Florida Panthers' 2013-2014 NHL regular season television broadcast schedule featuring 78 games broadcast in HD on the network.
FOX Sports Florida will start the season on the road as the Panthers travel to Dallas to take on the Stars. Coverage will start at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday...
Bergevin hopes to have enforcer George Parros and captain Brian Gionta in the lineup for opening night. Parros - acquired from the Florida Panthers for his toughness and willingness to drop the gloves for his teammates - had offseason rotator cuff surgery while Gionta is rehabbing from surgery on his left biceps tendon.
"It's possible that Gio might...