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Panthers know they face a big challenge

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) It's not like the Florida Panthers are barren of talent. There's an elite goaltender in Roberto Luongo feeling as motivated as ever, a two-time Stanley Cup winner in Willie Mitchell now set to help anchor the defense, and a proven power-play performer in Jussi Jokinen brought in this summer to improve the special teams. So on paper, the roster looks better...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Florida Panthers capsule

FLORIDA PANTHERS LAST SEASON: 29-45-8, 66 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 15th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Gerald Gallant, 1st season with Panthers; 4th overall in NHL, 56-76-4. ADDED: C Jussi Jokinen, C Dave Bolland, D Willie Mitchell, G Al Montoya, C Derek MacKenzie, LW Shawn Thornton. LOST: D Tom Gilbert, C Scott Gomez, C Marcel Goc, D Ed Jovanovski, G Tim Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers send veteran backup G Dan Ellis to San Antonio

  The Florida Panthers have assigned reserve goaltender Dan Ellis to the team's AHL affiliate in San Antonio. The move means that, as expected, Al Montoya is set to begin the season as the backup to Florida starter Roberto Luongo. Ellis has appeared in 204 NHL games with six different franchises, including Florida. He has a career 2.81 goals-against average, saving 90.5 percent...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers backup G Dan Ellis sent to San Antonio

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers have assigned reserve goaltender Dan Ellis to the team's AHL affiliate in San Antonio. The move means that, as expected, Al Montoya is set to begin the season as the backup to Florida starter Roberto Luongo. Ellis has appeared in 204 NHL games with six different franchises, including Florida. He has a career 2.81 goals-against average...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers counting on bounce-back seasons from Fleischmann, Kopecky

In an attempt to climb out of the cellar of the Eastern Conference standings, the Florida Panthers spent millions during the offseason to acquire several high-priced free agents. While these additions immediately improved the team's fortunes for the upcoming campaign, a return to the playoffs will hinge on the ability of some of last season's most disappointing players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Florida Panthers Preview: Summer Additions Bring Optimism

The Florida Panthers want to make the playoffs in 2014-15 after finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference last season. In an effort to improve a roster lacking veteran talent, the Panthers opened their checkbook and signed several experienced players in the summer. Dave Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, signed a five-year...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Boyes hoping for continued success in second year with Panthers

When Brad Boyes joined the Florida Panthers on a tryout basis during last year's training camp, little was expected of the 32-year-old veteran attempting to join his fourth team in five years. Now, one year later, Boyes has returned to training camp as the team's leading goal scorer with a contract that will keep him in Sunrise until 2016. The first player on the ice when...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers cut 12; place goalie Dan Ellis on waivers

As the team landed in Dallas early Sunday morning, 18 Panthers separated from the pack, dispersing in different directions while the remaining 31 would prepare for Monday's game against the Dallas Stars. The Panthers lopped off 12 young prospects and shipped them off to San Antonio where they will join the Panthers' AHL affiliate in time for the start of training camp on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Florida Panthers be saved?

The Panthers are once again putting up tarps to block arena sections to help poor attendance numbers.#455127997 / gettyimages.comFlorida has been in the basement of NHL attendance for the better part of eight years now and they've only managed to sell out the 19,250 seat BB&T Arena 66 times in the last ten years. Suffice it to say that the llack of attendance has caused a...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers will reduce arena capacity with curtains/tarps

The Florida Panthers are trying to make tickets for their games a hot item. Along with announcing that the ridiculous promotions and incentives for ticket buyers are now a thing of the past, the team has also reduced capacity at Sunrise. #FlaPanthers to reduce capacity at Sunrise arena by using a large black curtain as well as upper deck tarps. pic.twitter.com/NZ9RgcrQc8 — George...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers won’t use “gimmicks” to sell tickets

Season tickets for the Florida Panthers are one of the best bargains in sports. If you’re a hockey fan living in Florida, you might as well pick up a pair of season tickets even if you’re not a fan of the Panthers. It’s practically free professional hockey. The deals and prices have been so remarkable that we usually dedicate an article each season to discuss how crazy the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owners bracing for even lower attendance this year

The Panthers finished 29th out of 30 NHL teams last season both in the standings and in attendance figures. Although the team expects to do much better on the ice, their ownership group said Tuesday they are prepared for even smaller crowds this coming season. Owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu as well general manager Dale Tallon and the team's hockey operations department met...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Changing The Way They Do Business

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond, Owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu as well general manager Dale Tallon and the team's hockey operations department met with the team's beat writers on Tuesday morning and covered a variety of subjects. One of those was the team's struggles at the box office and the team's change in the way it does business. Cifu...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Florida Panthers

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Florida Panthers. By: Melissa Esing (@Off_thePost) FLORIDA PANTHERS 2013-14 Season: 29-45-8  66 points – (7th Atlantic Division; 15th Eastern Conference) Aaron Ekblad was selected first overall in the 2014 draft by the Florida...
Via The PensNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo pokes fun at himself with funny tweet

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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