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Team USA doesn’t have a clear-cut vision of who will be between the pipes in the Olympics, but they are inching closer to a decision, narrowing the options down to a field of six. According to the New York Times, U.S. Olympic Team general manager David Poile and his staff have identified six candidates for the three available spots on the team to play in the upcoming 2014 Winter Games:  Ben Bishop, Jimmy Howard, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Cory Schneider and Tim Thomas. Yes, you read that last name correctly. The Panthers goalie has made it clear that he would love to represent the United States at Sochi after seeing only limited ice time at the 2010 Olympics, and it appears his wish may be granted. While Poile admitted that there is no clear front-runner, Buffalo’s Miller still appears to be a lock for Sochi, along with Quick, but the Kings goaltender’s availability remains in question as long as he is out with a groin injury. With Ottawa’s Craig Anderson falling out of contention...

Things starting to click for Panthers' Scottie Upshall

Scottie Upshall cannot pinpoint the difference maker. Newfound health? New linemates? A new coach with a familiar system? It may be a combination of the three, but the winger discovered something within and turned into one of the Florida Panthers' most consistent players. "There's a lot of factors that play into it," Upshall said before his team embarked on its...

Panthers recall newly-acquired Dylan Olsen

The Florida Panthers have recalled defenseman Dylan Olsen, the team announced Sunday. Olsen, acquired in the trade which sent Kris Versteeg to Chicago, joined Florida for practice Sunday. He could make his season debut Monday when the Panthers face the Philadelphia Flyers. The defenseman has appeared in a combined 19 games with the Rockford Ice Hogs and San Antonio Rampage this...

Despite two losses to struggling teams, Panthers have newfound optimism after 2-2-1 trip

Despite losing their last two games to the worst teams in the dominant Western Conference there seemed to be a newfound sense of optimism in the Panthers dressing room after a respectable 2-2-1 trip. Since interim coach Peter Horachek took the reins from Kevin Dineen, the Panthers have gone 3-4-1 with wins over elite teams such as Anaheim, Colorado and Vancouver. "It's...

NHL Prospect Project – Nick Bjugstad

Prospect Project We’re about a quarter of the way through the NHL season. Or about halfway through a locked out Gary Bettman season. No Gary, please dont thank us for coming back again! (Insert cheesy Thank you fans – image) There’s a large influx of prospects getting quality minutes in the NHL this year. Partially due to salary cap issues and partially due to teams throwing...

Bergenheim, Thomas lead Panthers past Flyers 3-1

Sean Bergenheim scored his first two goals in 18 months and Tim Thomas made 38 saves to lift the Florida Panthers over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night. It was the first time Bergenheim scored since March 20, 2012. He missed last season due to injury and was playing his 10th game this season. Erik Gudbranson also scored for Florida, his first of the season. Wayne Simmonds...

More Coaching Changes And Who Is Available In Florida?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - With American Thanksgiving set for Thursday, there have been three coaching changes — Philly, Buffalo and Florida — but there could be more. Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen hasn’t played the coach firing card since he took the job with the Jackets which means Todd Richards is in trouble. The Jets aren’t pleased with what’s happening...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 11/25/13 @ Florida

FLYERS-PANTHERS GAME PREVIEW (4:00 AM EST) Looking for their fourth consecutive win and their seventh in their last seven games, the Philadelphia Flyers (10-10-2) open a two-game roadtrip to the Sunshine State with a game against the Florida Panthers (6-13-5) in Sunrise. Game time is 7:30 p.m. EST. The match will be televised locally on CSN Philly. This is the second of three...

Streak Snapped, Panthers Top Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers BB&T Center, Game 23, Road Game 10 FINAL SCORE: Panthers 3 | Flyers 1 SHOTS: Flyers 39 | Panthers 31 The Orange Update Standout Stars 1) LW Sean Bergenheim (2G) 2) G Tim Thomas (38 Saves) 3) D Erik Gudbranson (1G,1 A) The starting lineup for Philadelphia: LW- Scott Hartnell [...]
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