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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
October 01, 2014  |  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 familiar...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 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 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

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 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. "You have three options: you...
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

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 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 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

Ed Jovanovski nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

The Florida chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominated Ed Jovanovski for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who most exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Via FOXSports.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Ed Jovanovski's remarkable comeback has not gone unnoticed. The Florida chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominated Jovanovski for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who most exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. "Any time you are nominated for something, it's a great honor," Jovanovski said...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Dominant Week Catapults B’s Into Eastern Conference’s Top Spot

The Boston Bruins were on a mission Sunday night in Florida, and they certainly took care of business. Because of that, they’re now the Eastern Conference’s top team. The Bruins wrapped up a stretch of six games in nine days on Sunday with a rather dominant 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers. In the process, the Bruins pushed what’s not a season-high winning streak to five games...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Update: Danny Paille won't return vs FLA after sustaining injury

Bruins forward Daniel Paille left the game vs the Panthers and will not return, according to the Bruins' official twitter account.Paille only lasted one shift in the game before taking a hit from Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski. Paille headed straight to the bench and eventually down the tunnel.It's early to jump to a conclusion on what the injury is, but its hard not to think about...
Via BruinsLife
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the Florida Panthers' top 5 victories of all-time?

What makes a great hockey game? Back-and-forth action, a little adversity, maybe even an unexpected surprise. A little back story does not hurt either. The Florida Panthers have played 1,558 regular season and playoff games to this point, and although few have been high-stakes contests, the Panthers have had their share of memorable ones. There have been major triumphs, such as Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 1/22/14

Puck Dumps, where everyone is as good looking as Alex Ovechkin The Top Line I'm enjoying the fact that the top headline today is about the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sure, they are on a hot streak, but since when did anyone notice when they did something? ESPN, NBC Sports Illustrated. The Local Take   Scoreboard New Jersey 7, St. Louis 1 - Plying back to back...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovanovski's goal, assist spark Panthers to win over Sabres

Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in his 1,100th career game, sparking the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Sean Bergenheim, Jesse Winchester and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida, which improved to 4-0-1 in its past five trips to Buffalo. Tom Gilbert set up two goals in helping the Panthers overcome a pair of one...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski sparks Panthers to 4-3 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in his 1,100th career game, sparking the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Sean Bergenheim, Jesse Winchester and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida, which improved to 4-0-1 in its past five trips to Buffalo. Tom Gilbert set up two goals in helping the Panthers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the Florida Panthers' top 5 defensemen of all-time?

Unlike the Florida Panthers' goaltenders, very few Cats defensemen have captured league-wide attention. Until Brian Campbell won the Lady Byng Trophy as the NHL's most gentlemanly player in 2011-12, no Panthers defenseman had received an award. Only four blueliners have been selected to represent Florida at the All-Star Game. The league's best defensemen are often synonymous with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers stop Islanders' surge with 4-2 victory

Scottie Upshall scored a short-handed goal and had an assist to lead the Florida Panthers over the New York Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night. Nick Bjugstad, Drew Shore and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots, and Ed Jovanovski had two assists. Thomas Vanek and Colin McDonald scored for the Islanders. Kevin Poulin made 22 saves. The win was...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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