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Jaromir Jagr not ready to retire yet, re-signs with Panthers

Jaromir Jagr is not ready to hang up his skates just yet. The 44-year-old winger has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Florida Panthers, the team announced Thursday. It’ll be the 23rd NHL season for Jagr, who first broke into the league way back in 1990. “Jaromir has had a tremendous influence on our younger players and has been a key offensive contributor on our...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson, Anze Kopitar, Aleksander Barkov Named Lady Byng Finalists

Boston Bruins winger Loui Eriksson, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar and Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov were announced by the NHL as the finalists for the 2015-16 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Saturday. The Lady Byng is awarded to the player who combines fantastic sportsmanship with a high level of on-ice production. “It is a great honor to be considered for the...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers fans should be optimistic for the future

There is nothing more disappointing than getting close to your ultimate goal and falling short. The Florida Panthers fell in the first round, but it isn’t anything to be ashamed of and they will come back even stronger next season. Let me tell you how they are going to do just that. 1. Aleksander Barkov is going to get better Just short of a point-per-game pace, Barkov was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Aleksander Barkov scores twice in return, leads Panthers over Coyotes

SUNRISE, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov picked up right where he left off.Barkov scored two goals in his first game back from an injury, lifting the Florida Panthers over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night.Barkov had scored in four consecutive games and had at least a point in six straight before he was hit in the head by Detroit's Justin Abdelkader in a loss to the Red Wings...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Just how good is Aleksander Barkov’s new deal?

Sasha. Sasha Barkov. Aleksander Aleksandrovich Barkov Jr. You are going to be hearing that name for quite a while, so you might as well get used to the name. Barkov just inked himself a six-year deal with a $35 million total. His AAV on the deal will be $5.9 million. For a potential number one center, that has to be a pretty good number for the Panthers, who really want to lock down...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Panthers’ goals are more exciting in Spanish

Aleksander Barkov’s goal against the LA Kings was pretty good, but the real highlight of this clip comes from Arley Londono. The Spanish announcer was brought back into the mix with the Panthers in an attempt to connect to Spanish-speaking fans in Florida and so far it’s been a joy to hear his excitement. One of the best parts of international soccer are the amazing goal calls...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Aleksander Barkov among top 2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers

Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers, C 2013-14 Stats: 8 G, 16 A, 24 P, 54 GP The second overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Barkov is actually set for his 4th season of pro hockey. The native of Finland played two seasons with his hometown Tappara Tampere prior to his NHL debut with the Panthers last year. The Panthers won’t be great this season, but they’ll lean on...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
October 04, 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 Associated Press
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 game...
Via Associated Press
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 of a strong rookie campaign...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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