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Florida Panthers the most tortured franchise in hockey

One of the constants when discussing sports is trying to figure out which franchise has it the worst. “Well my team hasn’t won in 30 years! My team has been awful for 10 years! My team can’t draft!” So on and so forth. After all, there’s got to be something for the clods of the league to be at the top of besides the draft boards. In the NHL, there really are only a few...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers looking to move?

It’s no secret that the Florida Panthers have struggled, both on the ice and at the box office, in recent years. They’ve ranked near the bottom of the league in attendance, and have made the playoffs only once in the past decade. They’ve also tangled recently with Broward County (where their arena is located) officials over money and the use of taxpayer money for their arena...
Via Around The Rink
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Teams At The NHL Draft

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, 5. Florida Panthers: One adage that NHL general managers try to remember is that sometimes the best trades are those that you don't make. That might be very true for the Florida Panthers, who decided to keep the No. 1 pick and draft defenseman Aaron Ekblad. Although general manager Dale Tallon received some legitimate offers for the...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Panthers coach Gerard Gallant familiar working with young players

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are aiming for bounceback, and so is new head coach Gerard Gallant. Eight years after being dismissed as the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach, Gallant is again calling the shots behind an NHL bench. Humbled by the experience of having to work his way back, the former player says he is excited about growing with a young Panthers franchise. Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Hire Gerard Gallant, Former Habs Assistant, As New Head Coach

SUNRISE, Fla. — Gerard Gallant and Jonathan Huberdeau had a wildly successful coach-player relationship at the top level of junior hockey. The Florida Panthers hope they will again in the NHL. Gallant was hired Saturday to coach the Panthers, a move that reunites him with Huberdeau, a young forward who is considered one of the franchise’s biggest keys to rebuilding. Gallant replaces...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers name former Montreal assistant Gerard Gallant head coach

After a lengthy search, the Florida Panthers have their next head coach. The team announce Saturday it has hired former Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Gerard Gallant to serve in the role. He will be formally introduced Monday at 11 a.m. "He is an individual with tremendous character, integrity and a strong passion for the game and has experience as an NHL head coach,"...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers ask Habs permission to interview Gallant about coaching job

The Florida Panthers are getting more serious in their pursuit of a new head coach. Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin told L.A. Lariviere of TVA Sports the Panthers have asked for permission to speak with current assistant coach Gerard Gallant about their open top job. Over the weekend we shared a report saying the Panthers were interested in Gallant as well as Detroit Red Wings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Most disappointing NHL players of the season

Being that hockey is such a team game, it tough to pin the blame on just one player. That said, one player can make a huge difference in the grand scheme of a team’s makeup. In the following list, you’ll see most of the teams of the chosen player are having an equally subpar season. Maybe 10 more goals here, or a few more saves there and their team is in the playoffs. Here is...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cat Bites: Panthers welcome chance to cool off during extended break

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are eager for a chance to cool off. After the team wraps up Friday night's contest against the Carolina Hurricanes, the NHL will begin an 11-day break while some of its players participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Most NHLers are not headed to Sochi, Russia and would probably welcome the opportunity to escape to a warmer climate. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Huberdeau Makes History

Robert Mayer/USA Today Sports John Miceli Founder The Florida Panthers young forward, Jonathan Huberdeau is regarded as the Panthers best forward, and best piece in their future plans.  Huberdeau has done some pretty outstanding things in his young career, which is what won him the Calder Memorial Trophy last season. Yesterday, Jonathan Huberdeau did something that he has never...
Via TopSportsReport
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cat Bites: Huberdeau, Shore lean on each other during slumps

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Perhaps the only thing Jonathan Huberdeau and Drew Shore needed in order to get back on track was each other. After experiencing success as linemates during their rookie season, both Huberdeau and Shore have struggled in their sophomore campaigns. The forwards have suffered through long stretches when getting a puck in the net seemed like an insurmountable task....
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers snap Penguins' 13-game home win streak in rout

Drew Shore scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and the Florida Panthers ended Pittsburgh's club-record 13-game home winning streak with a 5-1 win on Monday night. Jonathan Huberdeau, Dmitry Kulikov and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who beat Pittsburgh for the second time in three meetings this season. Scott Clemmensen stopped 35 shots in...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers coach Horachek wants desperation from his players

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and that's exactly what Panthers interim coach Peter Horachek is calling for. After losing two straight games and four of the last six, Horachek is urging his leaders, young and old, players like slumping forwards Tomas Fleischmann and Jonathan Huberdeau to become more desperate, especially with the Eastern Conference star-studded...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Jonathan Huberdeau gets opportunity to shake slump

It has been a long time since Jonathan Huberdeau was benched. It’s a feeling he doesn’t like. For now, being sat for much of the third period on Tuesday could be the end of it for the NHL’s reigning rookie of the year. Florida Panthers coach Peter Horachek says Huberdeau will be allowed the chance to play through his slump and he’ll be back in the lineup Thursday against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Huberdeau hopes to shake sophomore slump

It's all come so easy for Jonathan Huberdeau, dominating on every competitive hockey level – until now. Huberdeau, the 2011 third overall draft pick, became the first Panthers player to win the Calder Trophy last season after putting up 31 points in 48 games, while wowing spectators with highlight-reel penalty shots and shootout goals. While he does have seven goals and 15...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Huberdeau returns after missing two games with foot injury

The Panthers got a boost to their offense with the return of Jonathan Huberdeau Thursday night against the Senators. After missing two games with a sore and swollen foot, Huberdeau was back skating Thursday morning with regular linemates Nick Bjugstad and Scottie Upshall. Huberdeau probably could have played Tuesday in Toronto, interim coach Peter Horachek said, but “It’s a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers get jump on Canadiens for third consecutive win

Already handicapped with their starting goalie on injured reserve, the Panthers began a grueling Canadian tour Sunday missing a key component of their offense. Jonathan Huberdeau had played in all 81 games since beginning his career last season. A swollen foot from a shot in the third period of Friday's win over Washington kept him from performing in his hometown. That didn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers stun Red Wings 2-1

Move over Red Wings, there's a new sheriff in Hockeytown. After thoroughly dominating the world-class Red Wings in the second period, Panthers cub Jonathan Huberdeau applied the knockout blow early in the third period to stun the Joe Louis Arena faithful in a 2-1 victory Saturday night. Panthers goalie Tim Thomas, a nearby Flint, Mich., native, did the rest with 22 saves, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Huberdeau's goal gives Panthers win over Red Wings

Jonathan Huberdeau's goal early in the third period broke a tie and the Florida Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday night. Jimmy Hayes also scored for Florida. Shawn Matthias had two assists and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, which is only 5-6-6 at home. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson, making his second consecutive start, made...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers edge Red Wing at the Joe

DETROIT (AP) -- Jonathan Huberdeau's goal early in the third period broke a tie and the Florida Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday night. Jimmy Hayes also scored for Florida. Shawn Matthias had two assists and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, which is only 5-6-6 at home. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson, making his second consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Huberdeau adjusting in second year with Panthers

When pucks need to be collected at the end of practice, Jonathan Huberdeau is right there with Florida Panthers rookies cleaning up. After winning the Calder Memorial Trophy and ranking second among teammates in scoring during his first season, one would think Huberdeau would take advantage of a stripe earned. He hasn't. At least not yet. "He's a veteran on this team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Huberdeau shootout goal lifts Panthers over Canucks

Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers over the slumping Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night. Shawn Matthias and Brad Boyes had the goals for Florida (6-12-4), which got 27 saves from Tim Thomas. Jannek Hansen and Chris Higgins scored in regulation for Vancouver (11-8-4). Roberto Luongo finished with 34 saves through regulation and...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers parts ways with head coach Kevin Dineen

After getting off to a miserable 3-9-4 start in which they have lost their past seven games, the Florida Panthers have decided it is time to part ways with head coach Kevin Dineen and his assistant coaches Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay. The firing came just a few days after GM Dale Tallon held a late-night meeting in which he decided that Dineen’s job would remain secure. Things...
Via Sports-Glory
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Jonathan Huberdeau tests out race car

Jonathan Huberdeau is finding out that winning the NHL’s rookie of the year award brings nice perks. The latest one came Monday as he spent his off day at Homestead-Miami Speedway tooling around the 1 1/2 mile oval in a souped up Shelby Cobra Mustang thanks to his friends at Ford. “It was pretty powerful,” said Huberdeau, who bought himself a Mustang convertible not long...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cat Bites: Facing past champs gives Panthers confidence

There has to be relief in the Florida Panthers locker room now that one of their toughest stretches of the season is in the books. Florida opened the year with a four-game road trip, then returned home to face the past four Stanley Cup Champions -- the Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks -- in a span of 11 days. "It's a great test...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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