Panthers made shrewd moves without losing young talent

Teams seeking to deal with the Florida Panthers may need to prepare for Dale Tallon's poker face. The Panthers' GM, who earned Executive of the Year honors two seasons ago, pulled off a number of trades this year in which Florida came out ahead -- at least in the short-term. Long-term, he may have plucked some of the league's best NHL-ready prospects from the Chicago...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers come up trumps in draft lottery

The Florida Panthers ended up as last year’s NHL draft lottery losers but the franchise were left delighted after seeing their number come up in this year’s draw. The Panthers upset the odds by climbing a place to earn the right to the top pick in the draft in June, handing the Buffalo Sabres another blow and continuing their run of not winning a number-one draft pick since 1997...
Via Hockey Fan Land
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo live-tweets his untangling of daughter's toy

Roberto Luongo pretty much gave up on the prospect of playoffs when he was traded back to the Florida Panthers last month. So, with the Panthers now done for the summer, how has Bobby Lu been spending his offseason? Well, judging by the goalie’s always stellar Twitter account, it’s been pretty eventful so far. First, he took some time Tuesday night to live tweet the NHL draft...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers know what changes to make in order to return to playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. -- In reflecting on the Florida Panthers season, GM Dale Tallon asked the question on everyone's mind. ''What happend to the team that made the playoffs and won the division two years ago, a year and a half ago?'' Tallon said. One season after finishing at the bottom of the NHL, the Panthers made little improvement in their follow-up campaign, finishing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery; Preds get 11th slot

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday night. The Panthers (29-45-8) had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Earn Number One Pick In NHL Draft Lottery

The Florida Panthers have won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery, snagging themselves the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Panthers had the second best odds of winning, beating out the Buffalo Sabres. This will be the second time in franchise history that the Panthers have chosen first overall. The full lottery results are as follows: 1st: Florida Panthers 2nd: Buffalo Sabres 3rd: Edmonton...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers win No. 1 overall pick in 2014 NHL draft

Last year, the Florida Panthers had the worst record in the NHL, yet missed out on the top pick thanks to the way the balls bounced in the 2013 draft lottery. Tonight the Panthers, owners of the second-worst record in the NHL behind the Buffalo Sabres, were on the right side of that small injustice, winning the draft lottery and the rights to the No. 1 overall pick. Florida had an...
Via Around The Rink
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers Win The Draft Lottery

from, The Florida Panthers will pick first in the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the lottery Tuesday. As the 29th place team in the final 2013-14 NHL standings, the Panthers entered with an 18.8 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick. The Buffalo Sabres had the best chance to win the lottery (25 percent) based on their 30th-place finish. The Sabres will pick...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a $5,000 fine for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp, the National Hockey League  announced Sunday. The Panthers captain received a major penalty and a game misconduct early during the first period in Florida's 3-2 loss on Saturday night. Jovanovski and Tropp initially came together in a collision along the boards...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Rumors: Dale Tallon wants to add five veteran players this summer

It is going to be a very busy off-season for the Panthers general manager Dale Tallon as he desires to make over his roster by adding at least five veteran players to the group going into next season.Tallon was not over the moon with the performances of the veteran players on the roster this season and is determined to change that ahead of the start of training camp. Harvey Fialkov...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Goalie Roberto Luongo Struggles With Broken Water Bottle

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has seemed to enjoy his time back with the Panthers since being traded and has been more lively with the fans. On Saturday night, fans got a kick out of Luongo struggling with a broken water bottle, which sprayed everywhere but in his mouth. Some solid comic relief for a team that has struggled all year. [YouTube] The post Panthers Goalie Roberto...
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo’s New Panthers Mask Is Pretty Hawt

via @MarkHMasters Since being traded to the Florida Panthers from the Canucks at this year’s NHL trade deadline, Roberto Luongo has used the mask he last wore in his previous stint with the Panthers from 2000-2006. On Thursday, however, Luongo debuted a new mask he’ll likely wear from here on out. The Panthers, already eliminated from playoff contention, only have two games remaining...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers On The Brink Of Setting An Embarrasing NHL Record

The Florida Panthers could make history this season. Just not for the right reasons. The woeful franchise has continued to struggle this season, compiling just 64 points to earn the second-worst record in the NHL, ahead of only the Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers made a move to improve when they signed high-profile Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo before the trade deadline...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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