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Shawn Matthias On Being Traded From Florida To Vancouver

from Harvey Fialkov os the Sun Sentinel, “I think it was kind of obvious it was going to happen when [coach Kevin Dineen] was let go. I was happy to be moved and happy for the new opportunity,'' Matthias said. "It’s a different atmosphere [in Vancouver], a different culture. You play hard and you play. In Florida, too many guys were given things and it’s not...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada beats Switzerland 5-0 in women's hockey

Hayley Wickenheiser is back at the Olympics. Again. And she's back on the scoresheet. Again. The all-time leading scorer in Olympic women's hockey history, Wickenheiser added to her record with her 17th career goal of the Winter Games on Saturday and Canada coasted to a 5-0 victory over Switzerland in both teams' opener. Wickenheiser has participated in every Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Upshall ready to return; Jovo getting closer

The Panthers had a spirited practice today at Savelogy.com Iceplex and good news is that winger Scottie Upshall is back on the ice and appears ready to play against Nashville, his former team, Saturday night. Upshall missed the last three games with an upper-body injury. “I know I’m excited to play Nashville. I didn’t get to play them earlier this year. We have a big game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Improving Panthers need to bolster special teams in second half

The ushering in of the New Year and the Panthers' halfway point to the season collided in the BB&T Center Tuesday night, and if the players had one collective resolution for 2014 it would be to continue their recent trend upward. At 15-20-6, the Panthers find themselves in seventh place of their eight-team Atlantic Division, and 14th of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Line Brawl In Canada/USA Women’s Hockey Exhibition Game

from the CP at TSN, Kevin Dineen learned quickly what the U.S. women's hockey team is all about ahead of the Sochi Winter Games. In his debut as Canada's women's team head coach, Dineen watched his club drop a 4-1 decision Friday to the Americans in exhibition action. "Tremendous amount of respect for that opponent, that's an exceptional team there...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lamoureux sisters score, US beats Canada 4-1

Sisters Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux scored to help the United States women's hockey team beat Canada 4-1 on Friday night in a pre-Olympic exhibition game. Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight also scored for the Americans in the game that ended with a brawl that resulted in nine major penalties for fighting. Caroline Ouellette scored for Canada. Kevin Dineen, fired last month...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers power past Senators for 5th straight win

The last time the Panthers visited the Canadian Tire Center they were riding on two flats. Peter Horachek had just replaced fired coach Kevin Dineen. Two minutes into his first game behind the bench on Nov. 9, his team trailed 2-0. "Holy cow, I looked up there and said, 'This can't be true,'" Horachek said Thursday. "It's a nightmare right now. I...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL coach Dineen to lead Canadian women's hockey team at Sochi

Kevin Dineen became coach of Canada's women's hockey team Tuesday ahead of the Sochi Olympics, a month after his firing by the Florida Panthers.
Via Fox Olympics
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Dineen to coach Canada's women's hockey team

Kevin Dineen has been hired as coach of Canada's women's hockey team following his firing last month as coach of the Florida Panthers. Dineen succeeds Dan Church, who unexpectedly resigned last week less than two months before the Sochi Olympics. Church felt there was a lack of confidence in his ability to win a gold medal. This the first international coaching job for...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Dineen tabbed to take over Canada's women's Olympic team

A month after being fired by the Florida Panthers, Kevin Dineen has a new job. No, it's not in the NHL. It's with the Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey Team, Hockey Canada announced today. The women's team lost head coach Dan Church last week after he abruptly resigned from his position, citing a lack of faith in him shown by Hockey Canada. Canada's women have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Panthers coach Dineen still not ready to talk about firing

Kevin Dineen was back at the team's training facility in Coral Springs Saturday, but as a hockey dad rather than Panthers coach. Instead of being behind the bench, Dineen was sitting alone in the bleachers watching his 13-year-old son, William, in a Bantam AA-1 game as part of the Jr. Panthers Thanksgiving Tournament at Saveology.com Iceplex. Dineen has declined all interviews...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite two losses to struggling teams, Panthers have newfound optimism after 2-2-1 trip

Despite losing their last two games to the worst teams in the dominant Western Conference there seemed to be a newfound sense of optimism in the Panthers dressing room after a respectable 2-2-1 trip. Since interim coach Peter Horachek took the reins from Kevin Dineen, the Panthers have gone 3-4-1 with wins over elite teams such as Anaheim, Colorado and Vancouver. "It's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cat Bites: Players appreciate switch to simpler system

The Florida Panthers just needed a change.A little less than a week after overhauling their coaching staff, the Panthers find themselves rejuvenated. They snapped a nine-game winless streak Tuesday night and are once again expressing optimism about the season ahead.There's a tangible difference in the locker room atmosphere. Guys are hanging around longer to chatting amongst...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Young Talents Failure to Develop Sooner Doomed Dineen

In the “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” world of sports it should be no surprise that the Florida Panthers dismissed head coach Kevin Dineen along with two of his assistants Friday. After improbably leading a roster built mostly through free agency and the trade acquisitions of expensive veterans to a Southeast Division championship in 2012 it looked like Florida had found...
Via 24/7 Sports Hub
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The weekly NHL Index: 11-11-13

Biggest Story of the week Kevin Dineen led the Florida Panthers to the playoffs two seasons ago.  This week he was fired along with his assistant coaches Craig Ramsay and Gord Murphy.  Replacing Dineen is Peter Horachek, who coached the Panthers’ AHL affiliate.  John  Madden and Brian Skrudland will be the new assistants.  This wasn’t a shocking change by any means. ...
Via Bloguin Best
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The weekly NHL Index: 11-11-13

Biggest Story of the week Kevin Dineen led the Florida Panthers to the playoffs two seasons ago.  This week he was fired along with his assistant coaches Craig Ramsay and Gord Murphy.  Replacing Dineen is Peter Horachek, who coached the Panthers’ AHL affiliate.  John  Madden and Brian Skrudland will be the new assistants.  This wasn’t a shocking change by any means. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

GARTH'S CORNER: Panthers Loan Markstrom To San Antonio

So, what now? The Florida Panthers are a hurtin' unit right now. The NHL vultures are circling overhead the rink in south Florida as the team has fallen into the depths of mediocrity and can't get up. The team fired its head coach Kevin Dineen late this week. Also fired were assistant coaches Craig Ramsay and Gord Murphy. Rookie head coach Peter Horachek will make...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL losers ponder trades, firings

Losing has consequences. As the losses piled on the NHL also-rans, change became inevitable.Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon fired his coaching staff, despite his earlier votes of confidence for head coach Kevin Dineen. It seems the franchise’s new owners didn’t enjoy watching that team lose game after game after game in soul-crushing fashion.The staggering Edmonton...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Fire Coach Kevin Dineen

The Florida Panthers are a bottom-feeding team.  They have only three wins in their 16 games to date.  They are not a particularly good team.  Tomas Fleischmann leads the team with 11 points.  He is the only player on the team with more than 8 points (a point every second games).  Brian Campbell is their top defenceman - but his defensive skills can be lacking.  Their best...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Fire Coach Kevin Dineen

The Florida Panthers are a bottom-feeding team.  They have only three wins in their 16 games to date.  They are not a particularly good team.  Tomas Fleischmann leads the team with 11 points.  He is the only player on the team with more than 8 points (a point every second games).  Brian Campbell is their top defenceman - but his defensive skills can be lacking.  Their best...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: G17: Panthers @ Senators

After a rough start to the season, the Ottawa Senators have a chance to break the .500 mark in the standings with a victory this afternoon over the Florida Panthers. There may not be a better time to draw this particular Floridian club. Head coach Kevin Dineen was fired earlier in the week, and GM Dale Tallon recently threatened that moves are on the horizon for his woefully performing team....
Via HockeyBuzz
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers GM Tallon opts for a new voice in Peter Horachek

This was not the way Peter Horachek wanted to realize a long-term goal to become a head coach in the NHL, but he'll take it. Horachek, 53, became the Panthers' 12th coach Friday morning when General Manager Dale Tallon fired Kevin Dineen in an attempt to stem the hemorrhaging of a disastrous 3-9-4 start that includes a current seven-game losing streak. He's the third...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Spiegel: Mushroom Cloud #1: Dineen & Co. Dismissed

It was a matter of time. Kevin Dineen was relieved of his duties along with Craig Ramsey and Gord Murphy as GM Dale Tallon tries to salvage a disastrous start to this season. Call it systems. Call it philosophy. Call it disinterest. Whatever it is, Tallon has sent the message that enough is enough. Dineen was Tallon's guy and hire. And don't think for a second...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Quirin: Serenity in Stability

Take a look around the NHL. It’s been a very interesting news day. Kevin Dineen is out as the head coach of the Florida Panthers. There’s talk that Kirk Mueller is on the hot seat in Carolina. Trade speculation swirls around Edmonton and Philadelphia flipping young scoring stars in Jordan Eberle and Claude Giroux because both teams have failed to meet expectations. ...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Flordia Panthers Fire Kevin Dineen Amid Losing Streak

SUNRISE, Fla. — After losing to the Boston Bruins 4-1 Thursday night and extending their losing streak to seven games, the Florida Panthers announced Friday that head coach Kevin Dineen, along with other assistant coaches, had been fired. Peter Horachek, who had been serving as the bench boss for the Panthers’ American Hockey League affiliate San […]
Via Full Scale Sports
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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