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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 first half of a double-header -- did start in the middle of a Monday afternoon in September. And as FOX Sports Florida's Erin Brown explains , NHL teams often prefer such a schedule for the purposes of scouting during the preseason.
Still, that didn't stop some in the hockey community from cracking a few jokes at the Panthers' expense:
Last night @mtscentre had 15,004 for #NHLJets pre-season. @FlaPanthers played in front of arena staff today. #Bush pic.twitter.com/sov6Ow0aDR
-- Power 97 Winnipeg (@Power97) September 16, 2013 " @ChrisMuellerPGH : Oh god that Panthers crowd is amazing to the nth degree." Time to move to Canada
-- john dedig (@jdedig88) September 16, 2013 That awkward moment when the 67's draw a bigger crowd in SMITHS FALLS than the Panthers or Coyotes draw at home in the pre-season.
-- Alex Quevillon (@A_Quevillon) September 16, 2013 Look like #Panthers fans have stolen "dress like a seat" concept from Phoenix pic.twitter.com/cTIXBNG56d #Coyotes
-- Julien-P. Léveillé (@julienpleveille) September 16, 2013 Clearly, this team needs more Tebow .
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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...
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...
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...
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."
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.”
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...
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...
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...
Tim Thomas after his first practice today with the Florida Panthers.
If you prefer reading what Thomas had to say, head to TSN.