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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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Glut of veterans have Panthers looking for big things this season

For the first time since 2011, the Florida Panthers have the playoffs on their mind. After spending the past two seasons in the cellar of the Eastern Conference, the organization invested heavily in improving their roster this offseason, committing more than $80 million to retain young talent and lock up key free agents. Feel like you've heard this before? Well, it should sound...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening news: preparing for the madness to come

Updated 2x with way more Holland at 8:26 PM: Tomorrow, things get "real," and you and I have absolutely no control of the ride free agency's about to take us upon. The Red Wings' website is taking things seriously, having posted a free agency blog page and having perhaps borrowed a page or three from Capgeek in posting a "contract chart" (the Wings also...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers use compliance buyout on defenseman Ed Jovanovski

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Out with the old and in with the new. Just days after selecting 18-year-old defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers have announced they will be parting ways with one of their all-time great blueliners: 38-year-old captain Ed Jovanovski. With one year remaining on his four-year, $16.5 million contract, the Panthers have opted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Puts Ed Jovanovski On Waivers

via TSN, The Florida Panthers have placed defenceman Ed Jovanovski on waivers. The 38-year-old Panthers captain scored one goal and four assists in 37 games with the Panthers in 2013-14. Jovanovski has one year remaining on a four-year deal he signed with the Panthers prior to the 2011-12 season. The deal is worth an average annual value of $4.125 million.   ...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers select Aaron Ekblad with first overall pick

(Matt Slocum/Associated Press) With the first overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Florida Panthers select defenseman Aaron Ekblad.  Ekblad played for the Barrie Colts in the OHL. Ekblad was seen by many to be the undisputed best defenseman in the draft class.  He has the ability to control both sides of the rink capable of firing off a rocket shot as well as clearing...
Via Around The Rink
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers keep No. 1 pick and select defenseman Aaron Ekblad

There were no pucks flying around Wells Fargo Center, but there were plenty of trade rumors involving the Panthers' overall No. 1 pick right up to 45 minutes before NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman walked onto the podium at 7:13 p.m. to a rousing chorus of boos from Flyers fans to begin the 52nd NHL Entry Draft Friday night. Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon was fielding offers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers draft Aaron Ekblad at No. 1

The Florida Panthers selected defensman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on Friday. Ekblad was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Most Outstanding Defenseman in 2013-14.  He led all blueliners with 23 goals, finishing tied for fifth with 53 points. From NHL.com: STATISTICS SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P PIM 2011-2012 BARRIE OHL 63 10 19 29 34...
Via Sports-Glory
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst of the Panthers' picks in the NHL draft

Since its inception in 1963, the selection process at the NHL draft has always been an inexact science. Countless hours of reviewing scouting reports and conducting interviews can turn into best guesses and hunches as the clock ticks down on draft day. Pick the right players and your team may enter a new era of prosperity. Pick the wrong players and, well, just look at the checkered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft Preview

Now that the Stanley Cup Final is over, time to turn our attention towards the 2014 NHL Draft. It’s now less than two weeks away! I’m pretty sure we were the first ever “Mom and Pop” sports news website to have a mock draft for the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. Pretty sure we’re the only independently owned, non-corporate behemoth sports news site with a mock for all four. I...
Via The Sports Bank
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Panthers receive “fair offer” for first pick

Dale Tallon and the Florida Panthers are very actively looking to trade the first overall pick. (J Pat Carter, AP) For the third time in four seasons, the Florida Panthers will draft in the first three picks of the NHL Draft, including their first crack at the top overall pick since taking defenseman Ed Jovanovski back in 1994. Could another defenseman be the top pick for Florida...
Via Around The Rink
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs’ four untouchables may surprise you

As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs are rumored to be shopping major players (and a majorly expensive player) to the Panthers for the first overall pick. That isn’t all that GM Dave Nonis is reportedly considering. As a follow-up to that terrible trade rumor (Phaneuf, Kadri, and the Leafs’ eighth overall pick to Florida for the first overall pick and Ed Jovanovski), it seems...
Via Bloguin Best
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs’ four untouchables may surprise you

As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs are rumored to be shopping major players (and a majorly expensive player) to the Panthers for the first overall pick. That isn’t all that GM Dave Nonis is reportedly considering. As a follow-up to that terrible trade rumor (Phaneuf, Kadri, and the Leafs’ eighth overall pick to Florida for the first overall pick and Ed Jovanovski), it seems...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs may trade for the top overall pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be looking to make a trade to move up in the 2014 NHL Draft, as reported by the Ottawa Sun. Holding the 8th selection in this year’s draft, it’s widely speculated that the organization wants to acquire an earlier pick in order to select one of the players ranked as a top-3 prospect. You may recall the rumor stating the Florida Panthers have been shopping...
Via Bloguin Best
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs may trade for the top overall pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be looking to make a trade to move up in the 2014 NHL Draft, as reported by the Ottawa Sun. Holding the 8th selection in this year’s draft, it’s widely speculated that the organization wants to acquire an earlier pick in order to select one of the players ranked as a top-3 prospect. You may recall the rumor stating the Florida Panthers have been shopping...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers loaded with young defensive talent, but seek veteran mentors

If defense wins championships, the Florida Panthers are a long way from contending. Heading into this offseason, Panthers GM Dale Tallon -- a former NHL defenseman -- has the opportunity to reshape a blueline that struggled in just about every area last season. Coupled with goaltending, Florida had one of the more porous defenses in the NHL. The Panthers allowed an average of 3.20...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers open to trading No. 1 pick in June's NHL draft

The Florida Panthers hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, but possibly not for much longer. During a radio interview Thursday on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said that he "definitely will" shop this year's top pick. "I'm open for business," Tallon said when asked about his willingness to deal the No. 1 pick...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers fire interim coach Peter Horachek

Florida Panthers vice president and general manager Dale Tallon announced Tuesday that interim coach Peter Horachek has been fired. “Peter worked very diligently since taking over as interim head coach in November, but at this time we feel that a fresh approach and a new direction is needed behind our bench,” Tallon said. “We will immediately begin an extensive search for...
Via Sports-Glory
April 29, 2014  |  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
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers win No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery; 'Canes get 7th 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 Carolinas
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this scenario — they lost out on the first pick to Colorado, who jumped up from No. 2 and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 15, 2014  |  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
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

The NHL fined Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski for his elbow on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp.
Via FOXSports.com
April 13, 2014  |  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
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.
Via FOXSports.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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