PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers Budgeting or Blowing It?

What are the Florida Panthers doing? Summertime is upon us, yet this question persists. Even now the dust of free agency has settled, we are no closer to understanding the plan for the beleaguered franchise. There has been movement, yes; hirings and firings, signings and buyouts. It cannot be said the Panthers stayed idle after a thoroughly disappointing season. Breakout star Jonathan...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Jagr’s agent denies KHL rumors, says Jagr is talking to several NHL teams

Jaromir Jagr is a hockey player you can’t help but root for at this stage of his career. At 45, Jagr is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a new team. If he’s able to find a team and appear in 57 games, he’ll set the NHL record for most games played in league history.With the veteran unsigned, rumors are swirling that he is eyeing a return to the KHL. Jagr skated...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

ECHL team makes creative, compelling offer to Jaromir Jagr

The ageless Jaromir Jagr, 45, hasn’t yet received an offer from an NHL team this offseason, despite a desire to continue his professional hockey career at the highest level.The Florida Panthers have opted not to bring back Jagr, despite the fact he remained a contributor, notching 46 points while playing in all 82 games last season. Jagr, who has expressed hope of playing until...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL players signing contracts on lawn mowers and talking lawn care is now a thing

Joe Thornton made headlines earlier this month when he signed a new one-year, $8 million contract to remain with the San Jose Sharks. Though it was noteworthy that the 38-year-old decided to stay in San Jose for a 13th season, the real story was that he signed his contract while out on his tractor mowing his yard. You don’t see too many athletes signing contracts while they...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting 2018 Cal Basketball Commit Matt Bradley

The wing figures to be a big part of Cal basketball’s future. Swingman Matt Bradley has verbally committed to the California Golden Bears and would begin playing college basketball during the 2018-19 season. His stock had been rising in recent weeks after several very impressive showings. Indeed, Bradley’s versatility has helped put him among the top 100 players in his class...
Via California Golden Blogs
21 days ago

The Latest: Petrovic stays with Florida Panthers

Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr says no teams are calling him, jokes that he’s calling them and no one is answering

Jaromir Jagr has made it crystal clear that he has no intention of retiring from hockey despite the fact he’s the oldest player currently skating in the NHL by a decent margin. At 45, Jagr has said on multiple occasions that he wants to play until he’s 50 (or beyond), but that all relies on a team giving him a new contract to keep his career rolling. With free agency about to...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr sends funny tweets about his free agency struggle

Jaromir Jagr shared a funny tweet Thursday about the realities of his free agency situation.Jagr, who is now 45, had 46 points last season with the Florida Panthers. Despite his age, he still wants to continue playing, but the question is whether teams want him.Take a look at these funny tweets: Zero calls for Jagr! He has to make the calls himself! Hey, at the very least, he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Expansion Draft Primer

Which Cat will end up being Knighted? The NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, are about to take center stage. After a roster freeze goes into effect at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Golden Knights will select one player from each of the league’s thirty existing teams. Vegas will have a three-day period, from June 18-20, to stock its initial roster. The selections will be announced...
Via Little Box Cats
June 16, 2017

NHL Mock Draft 2017: Florida Panthers select Kristian Vesalainen with No. 10 pick

Cats hypothetically go Finn (again) for first-round choice With the 10th pick in this year’s SBN’s NHL Mock Entry Draft, Litter Box Cats is proud to select, on behalf of the Florida Panthers, from Finland, Kristian Vesalainen. Name: Kristian Vesalainen Team: Frolunda (SWE) Position: Left Wing Height: 6’3” Weight: 209 lbs. Shoots...
Via Little Box Cats
June 15, 2017

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/4: Tar Heels zigged the Zags

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading after fouling out in last night's championship. Happy birthday today to Ben Gordon, Roberto Luongo and Jack Del Rio. On this date in 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game in the NBA. Daily brain workoutName every...
Via Yardbarker
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Rowe is the Florida Panthers’ biggest problem

Just a couple of days before the Florida Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Tom Rowe called out the team’s core players for underperforming after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Rowe told the Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “Just because guys… have contracts, doesn’t mean they can’t be traded either.” With that comment, Rowe put the blame on...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Who will be the Florida Panthers’ coach next season?

The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Trade deadline move too little, too late for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
Via isportsweb.com
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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