PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let's Exchange Picks

After the Florida Panthers won the draft lottery on Tuesday it has come to my attention that there are teams out there who would like to exchange picks.  Florida is missing some key things in their organization. My list as I see it: 1. A # 1 Defenseman. Someone to munch minutes, kill penalties and stop the bleeding 2. Top 6 Scoring Winger. The Panthers need a triggerman in...
Via Puckrant.com
10 hours 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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gostisbehere Is A Big Part Of Philly’s Future

Last year the Flyers were very happy with the draft, as they took Samuel Morin, a defenceman that many feel will help them in the not too distant future. But they have another prospect that until recently has been somewhat overlooked, and is just now starting to have his talents noticed. Shayne Gostisbehere is a native of Margate, Florida. His Grandfather is from Montreal and...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Jovanovski fined $5,000 for elbowing

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp in NHL Game No. 1216 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, April 12, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:26 of the first period. Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing.
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski Fined For Hit On Corey Tropp

NEW YORK (April 13, 2014) – Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp in NHL Game No. 1216 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, April 12, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:26 of the first period. Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad First Rookie to Lead Panthers in Scoring ... Cats Set NHL Record with 38 Point Team Leader

Nick Bjugstad ends the year as Florida's leading scorer with 38 points -- the lowest point total to ever lead an NHL team following a full 82-game schedule. Scott Pellerin led the expansion Minnesota Wild with 39 points in 2000-01 despite ending the season with the Carolina Hurricanes. "I did what I could do this season and it is what it is as far as the record goes,&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski loses his mind, as do the announcers

This is one of those incidents where you watch a player do something stupid and wonder, "What the hell are you thinking?" and then you listen to the announcers and go, "Oh, so that's a player's thought process...Dear Gord, they're lunkheads." Cue all of the above from this clip of Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski going after Columbus Blue...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barch's toughness needed on young Panthers' team

As the Panthers finish off another disappointing season Saturday night against the playoff-bound Columbus Blue Jackets, the players know that many of their teammates won't be back. Veteran forward Krys Barch, one of 10 unrestricted or restricted free agents on the team, hopes he's among the returnees. Judging from the comments of interim coach Peter Horachek – whose own...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 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
6 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...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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