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

Offense never really ingrained itself in the Florida Panthers' DNA. Built on the foundation of teamwork, chemistry and defense in its early years, the Panthers have often relied on piecemeal offense with everyone chipping in. That system sticks to this day. Only six Panthers -- Pavel Bure, Olli Jokinen, Scott Mellanby, Ray Whitney, Nathan Horton and David Booth -- have scored...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

An Interview with former #panthers captain @paullaus3

Paul Laus, a native of Beamsville Ontario, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1989. Following that, he was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 expansion draft and ended up spending his entire career with them, becoming one of the most beloved and feared players in NHL history. In 2001 he earned the Captaincy of the Panthers after Scott Mellanby left to play for St...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s About The Product On The Ice As Panthers Win Home Opener

from Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel, Fans began pouring in an hour before faceoff, most decked out in the requisite red. Original season-ticket holder Bob Feinberg, of Plantation, wore a Rob Neidermayer jersey, his wife Robin in a Scott Mellanby jersey in tribute two prominent Panthers from the beginning of the franchise. “As a hockey fan I come here to see hockey. I...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Offered Brandon Prust Power Play Time

We're heading into the land of bizzare.Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette informs us today that Michel Therrien (new head coach) and Scott Mellanby (player personnel director) personally pitched playing for the Candiens to former Ranger Brandon Prust over the summer before signing his four-year, $10 million pact.In their presentation, Therrien sweet-talked Prust by telling the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

A word of explanation over the Thrashers Essentials

Hi, all. Either you've seen the Atlanta Thrashers Essentials post over at Puck Daddy that I wrote or you will be seeing it here today, or Friday. I'm not sure when it'll be up exactly. There are parts of it that you will agree with, and parts that you don't. Maybe your favorite arena food was the Nutella crepes (that was #2 for me). Maybe your essential goal was...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Hartley To Be New Habs Coach...???

((HT: Sportsnet)) According to a report by, Bob Hartley will be the next coach the Montreal Canadiens while Eric Veilleux, who led the Shawinigan Cataractes to a Memorial Cup title yesterday, will be hired as an assistant coach. This would add to a front office that has Marc Bergevin and Rick Dudley on the GM front lines and, according to Renaud Lavoie...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Quick Habs notes

As you probably know by now, the Canadiens named Scott Mellanby Director of Player Personnel earlier today, as GM Marc Bergevin begins to build his staff. Meanwhile, more speculation that Bob Hartley is the front runner for the Habs head coaching job, discussed today in the Montreal Gazette and on the radio. However, of note, Hartley is a regular on RDS, and I have yet to hear...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Montreal Names Scott Mellanby As Director Of Player Personnel

MONTREAL (May 28, 2012) – Montreal Canadiens executive vice president and general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced today the appointment of Scott Mellanby to the position of director of player personnel. “We are extremely happy to have Scott Mellanby joining the Canadiens organization. Scott has an impressive background and a commanding knowledge of the league, having played...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Davidson in limbo under new owner Stillman

Now that the Blues are under new ownership, the question is whether they will soon be under new management. Club president John Davidson recently completed the first year of a four-year contract with the Blues, but with new owner Tom Stillman taking over the franchise, Davidson's status in the franchise is not secure. "As of right now, Tom, who I have a lot of respect...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Blues assistant coach Mellanby departs

Courtesy: Blues Media Relations ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that Blues Assistant Coach Scott Mellanby will depart from the organization to explore other career opportunities. We thank Scott for his hard work and dedication in our organization over the past two seasons, said Armstrong. He is a true professional...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Mellanby Leaving Blues Organization

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that Blues Assistant Coach Scott Mellanby will depart from the organization to explore other career opportunities. “We thank Scott for his hard work and dedication in our organization over the past two seasons,” said Armstrong.  “He is a true professional and we wish...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Sports Week In Review - April 30

I generally like to begin my stream-of-consciousness journey through the previous week in the sports at some point during the past seven days or so. Since sports news travels slowly, especially when it comes from FIBA Asia, I’m going to go back in time a bit. I’d be shirking my duties if I neglected to tell y’all about the exploits of…. Mohammad El-Akkari. Our hero’s an...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers no longer selling toy rats

The rats can still fly - when appropriate - at Florida Panthers hockey games. They just won't be for sale there anymore. And the team says opposing fans are to blame. Florida announced Monday it will no longer sell the plastic toys for $5 apiece at BankAtlantic Center, starting immediately. The reason: Fans are throwing them at the wrong times. ''This is a result of...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

'Rat Tricks' are all the rage again in Florida

Florida coach Kevin Dineen was fretting on the bench as the Panthers were trying to protect a two-goal lead, a mere minute away from taking a 3-2 lead over New Jersey in an Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchup. At that moment, Dineen wasn't only worried about the outcome. No, he was also fixated on the toy plastic rat sitting on the ice. The ''Rat Trick'...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild's Peters has hearing for cross-check on Backes

Blues assistant coach Scott Mellanby sounds off to KMOX's Kelly Chase after game.
February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Doan gets his hat trick - finally

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer Shane Doan looked half exhausted and half stunned as the puck hit the back of the net. After more than 1,100 games and 300 goals, the Phoenix Coyotes captain finally had his first NHL hat trick. Doan and Scott Mellanby had been the only players in NHL history to score 300 goals and not get three...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The rats are officially back for the Florida Panthers

Before their home opener for the 1995-96 season, Florida Panthers forward Scott Mellanby saw a rat inside the team locker room and flung it against a wall, killing it immediately. That night, with the same stick he used to kill the rat, Mellany scored twice as the Panthers beat the Calgary Flames 4-3. The pair of goals and dead rodent became what is now known as "The Rat Trick...
Via Puck Daddy
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers look to claw back in playoffs after long absence

SUNRISE, Fla. — The glory days of Florida Panthers hockey were a long time ago now – from 1995 to 2000. John Vanbiesbrouck and Scott Mellanby might not be walking through that door, but a piece of that success has come back. Rats. That's right, the plastic rats that fans ...
Via Washington Times
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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