Goodbye Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson was drafted 3rd overall in 2010 and was touted as being a 2-way defender. Now, a lot of the Florida faithful have pegged him to be next in line for team captaincy after Jovanoski. He seems to have a lot of leadership qualities and a good community presence. I haven't completely soured on him yet, but...  Let's face it. Gudbranson is probably not going to...
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Florida Panthers Jump over Sabres, Win 2014 NHL Draft Lottery

On Tuesday night, the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery was conducted. Though the Sabres had the least amount of points in the league, 52, and had a 25% chance of winning the lotto, the Panthers, who had an 18.8% chance, had their ping pong ball selected first. This comes a year after Colorado beat out Florida for the number one pick last year, though the Cats finished in last place. The top...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Disappointing season gives young Panthers core crucial development

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Southeast Division championship banner hanging in the rafters here serves as a distant reminder for Erik Gudbranson. It has been two full years since the Florida Panthers defenseman stepped on ice for a playoff game. And he loathes the feeling. "There's no worse feeling," Gudbranson said. "We want to be playing right now. This sucks. It'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Erik Gudbranson expected to return

The past two seasons have brought plenty of strange injuries for Erik Gudbranson. Last year he busted up his shoulder while wakeboarding, then reinjured it at the end of a lockout-shortened season. This year, Gudbranson took a puck to the face and needed surgery to repair his orbital bone. Earlier this month, he collided with Brad Marchand and hurt his knee. On Thursday, Gudbranson...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Rumor: Erik Gudbranson will likely stay put

Erik Gudbranson will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season, but there is very little chance that he will be playing anywhere other than south Florida, moving forward, at least for the foreseeable future.Gudbranson is the type of young defenseman that every team in the National Hockey League covets. A stay at home, defense first defenseman, who plays physical. He is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Gudbranson, Winchester to miss several games

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The injury bug has hit the Florida Panthers again. Florida will be without defenseman Erik Gudbranson and winger Jesse Winchester for the next couple weeks as both are nursing lower-body injuries. Panthers coach Peter Horachek said the players' scans came back negative, but both would be out for "more than a week." The Panthers recalled defenseman Mike...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Erik Gudbranson hurts knee, seen on crutches

Florida Panthers' defenceman Erik Gudbranson was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Bruins after colliding with Boston's Brad Marchand in the third period.The injury is to his knee, and he was seen on crutches after the game, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.By Joel Auerbach/ Getty ImagesThe extent of the injury isn't known yet, but it's...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers D Erik Gudbranson out after orbital surgery

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers will be without defenseman Erik Gudbranson for an unspecified amount of time following orbital bone surgery, general manager Dale Tallon announced Monday. Gudbranson, who suffered the injury in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, underwent surgery Monday morning. A full recovery is expected. To take Gudbranson's spot in the lineup...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Gudbranson gets glove stuck in the glass (Video)

Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson found himself caught in an awkward position when his hand got stuck in the glass at the BB&T Center during the first period of Monday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gudbranson was checked into the boards and tried to skate away when he realized his glove was wedged in between two panes of glass. Definitely something...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers player's glove gets stuck in the glass

Well file this under something you don’t see every day.  Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson went back to play the puck, and as he got ready to absorb the hit from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jay McClement the glass gave way and his glove got caught.  The glass didn’t break on the play, but the force was enough to pop the pane of glass out of the stanchion.  The referees...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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