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Jokinen, Barkov looking forward to reunion in Florida

Jussi Jokinen and Aleksander Barkov got to know one another while helping Finland capture bronze at the 2014 Olympics. Now the duo hope to bring their chemistry formed in Russia to Florida. Jokinen signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Panthers on July 1 after spending last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. “He will really help Barkov,” general manager Dale...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers the most tortured franchise in hockey

One of the constants when discussing sports is trying to figure out which franchise has it the worst. “Well my team hasn’t won in 30 years! My team has been awful for 10 years! My team can’t draft!” So on and so forth. After all, there’s got to be something for the clods of the league to be at the top of besides the draft boards. In the NHL, there really are only a few...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Aleksander Barkov still isn't 100% after knee injury

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov sustained a knee injury during the 2014 Winter Olympics, as a member of Finland's team. According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Barkov attended the Panthers' development camp last week, but was unable to complete the last two days. Barkov has been working to recover from the injury for the last five months, although he still has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Barkov ‘looks good’, but knee isn’t 100 percent

Aleksander Barkov‘s rookie season was cut short when he sustained a knee injury while playing for Finland in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Nearly five months later, Barkov is still focused on his recovery with the goal of being 100 percent in time for training camp, per the Miami Herald. He attended the Panthers’ development camp, but didn’t participate in the final two days....
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Highly touted prospects Ekblad, Barkov highlight Panthers development camp

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Over the next week, the future stars of the Florida Panthers will gather for the team's annual development camp in Coral Springs. Former first-round picks Aaron Ekblad (No. 1 overall, 2014) and Aleksander Barkov (No. 2 overall, 2013) highlight a camp roster filled with both future stars and hopeful tryouts. For Ekblad, a defenseman, Monday's opening...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland forward Barkov out for rest of Sochi Games

Finland forward Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out for the rest of the Sochi Games with a lower-body injury. Barkov was hurt during Friday's win over Norway. The Finns play Canada on Sunday in the final game of the preliminary round. Barkov was drafted No. 2 overall in 2013 by the Florida Panthers. The 18-year-old Brakov has eight goals and 24 points in 54 games this season...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers rookie Barkov out with lower-body injury

Florida Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out after sustaining a lower-body injury against the Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers announced the news early in the second period of their game on Tuesday night. It's unclear when Barkov was hurt or the severity of the injury. He did have an assist on Sean Bergenheim's goal late in the first period that tied the...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Quiet Aleksander Barkov not so quiet when it comes to national pride

Ask anyone in the Florida Panthers dressing room about rookie Aleksander Barkov and they will share the same anecdote: The Finn is quiet. Very quiet. Not so much when it comes to national pride, especially with gold on the line. "It's a big rivalry. It always has been," Barkov said. "We hate Swedes and Swedes hate us." If the 18-year-old was not in the midst...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Rookie Aleksander Barkov Becomes Youngest NHL Goal-Scorer Since World War II (Video)

Aleksander Barkov is one of the handful of first-round picks from the 2013 NHL Draft to make his regular season debut this week, and he’s already proving why the Florida Panthers were smart to take him with the No. 2 overall selection. In the third period of Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars, the Finnish forward found the back of the net to tie the score at 2-2 in the...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers reach entry-level deal with Aleksander Barkov

The Florida Panthers agreed to an entry-level deal with first-round pick Aleksander Barkov, the team announced Monday. "We are pleased to have signed Aleksander," Florida general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. "He is a mature, strong and skilled forward who plays well at both ends of the ice and strengthens our line-up down the middle. Aleksander is a creative...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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