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Canadiens sign Tom Gilbert

#Habs sign D Tom Gilbert to 2-year deal. — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) July 1, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
July 01, 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 know what changes to make in order to return to playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. -- In reflecting on the Florida Panthers season, GM Dale Tallon asked the question on everyone's mind. ''What happend to the team that made the playoffs and won the division two years ago, a year and a half ago?'' Tallon said. One season after finishing at the bottom of the NHL, the Panthers made little improvement in their follow-up campaign, finishing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Tom Gilbert done for the season

The Florida Panthers have announced that their veteran defenseman Tom Gilbert's season is over as he underwent surgery to fix a sports hernia.Gilbert signed a professional tryout contract in September during training camp. Since the contract he has played top minutes (second best with Brian Campbell who played more). It has been said that Gilbert has been suffering from the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Jump All Over Florida Turnover To Get On Board First (Video)

The Boston Bruins took advantage of a Florida Panthers turnover in their own end to grab an early 1-0 lead Tuesday night. During the first period, Panthers defenseman Tom Gilbert coughed up the puck right in front of the net after enduring some strong pressure from Gregory Campbell. The puck found its way to David Krejci, who showed some patience before firing it past Tim Thomas...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew MacDonald, Tom Gilbert Among Bruins Potential Trade Targets (Video)

With the NHL trade deadline looming, the Boston Bruins will likely look to add some defensive depth to their team. After losing Dennis Seidenberg in late December to a season-ending injury, the B’s have used their “next man up” mentality to make up for his absence. But the Bruins won’t be able to cover up the significant loss for the rest of the season, so they’ll likely...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert, Kopecky lift Panthers to 5th straight win

Tom Gilbert and Tomas Kopecky scored in the final three minutes, and the Florida Panthers topped the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win. Gilbert beat Craig Anderson with a one-timer off a pass from Tomas Fleischmann with 2:32 left and only two seconds remaining in a high-sticking penalty to Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau. One minute later,...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers extend streak to five with win over Senators

Tom Gilbert and Tomas Kopecky scored in the final three minutes, and the Florida Panthers topped the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 19, 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

After compliance buyout, Tom Gilbert making a new home with Panthers

Tom Gilbert figured he had found a permanent home when traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Minnesota Wild. He was, after all, a Minnesota native. Yet things didn’t work out as planned with the Wild. Gilbert was bought out, leaving him in the NHL wilderness until the Florida Panthers came calling. “It was different, I had to be pretty patient this summer not knowing where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers reacquire Barch from Devils

The Florida Panthers reacquired right wing Krys Barch in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, and signed center Brad Boyes and defenseman Tom Gilbert to one-year contracts. Barch came back to the Panthers, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft, for center Scott Timmins on Saturday. The Devils also got Florida's sixth-round pick in next year's draft. Barch has...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers trade for Barch, sign Boyes and Gilbert

The Florida Panthers reacquired right wing Krys Barch in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, and signed center Brad Boyes and defenseman Tom Gilbert to one-year contracts. Barch came back to the Panthers, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft, for center Scott Timmins on Saturday. The Devils also got Florida's sixth-round pick in next year's draft. Barch has...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas, Tom Gilbert Invited To Panthers Camp by   Steven Ellis

The Florida Panthers have invited Tim Thomas to their 2013-2014 training camp. Thomas told the Bruins last summer that he did not intend to play this season in a bid to make the USA national Olympic team in 2014. Very strange approach, but even getting traded to the Islanders, which meant he would have probably got some ice time, was [...]
Via The Hockey House
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

How will the Hurricanes replace Joni Pitkanen?

The Hurricanes received some terrible, but unsurprising, news yesterday that defenseman Joni Pitkanen could miss the start of the year, as he has not fully recovered from a heel injury he sustained late last season. This isn't a shocker considering how gruesome the injury looked, but not having him in the lineup is a huge blow to the Hurricanes. Pitkanen typically plays more...
Via Shutdown Line
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Hard To Replace

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, ... some players are so critical to the success of their teams that there’s no way to fill the void if they’re lost long-term. Here are the players we think are next season’s most irreplaceable. 8. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild It’s one thing to ask Tom Gilbert to play 27 minutes a night out of necessity. It’s another entirely...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hainsey Still Unsigned

from Cam Charron of TheScore, ...some managers could have different reasons for not wanting to take a flyer on Hainsey. He seems like he could be a useful player, but a lot of teams probably have a player they see as good as Hainsey coming up in house that won’t cost so much against the salary cap. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Hainsey end up in the NHL in the future...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Notebook: Wild retain Spurgeon, lose Cullen, Bouchard

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The full picture of the Minnesota Wild's buyout of Tom Gilbert came into focus Friday. Minnesota re-signed restricted free agent Jared Spurgeon to a three-year contract and officially signed defenseman Keith Ballard on Friday, using the salary-cap space it gained by buying out defenseman Tom Gilbert this week. With Spurgeon and Ballard, the Wild also have...
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Notebook: Wild retain Spurgeon, lose Cullen, Bouchard

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The full picture of the Minnesota Wild's buyout of Tom Gilbert came into focus Friday. Minnesota re-signed restricted free agent Jared Spurgeon to a three-year contract and officially signed defenseman Keith Ballard on Friday, using the salary-cap space it gained by buying out defenseman Tom Gilbert this week. With Spurgeon and Ballard, the Wild also have...
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Salary cap drop forces Wild to go bargain hunting

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher played a big game of poker in free agency last summer, ultimately coming away with a full house by signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the two biggest names on the market.Fletcher, with a reshaped roster in part because of those two signings, is looking at a much different game this summer with free agency starting...
Via Fox Sports North
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Salary cap drop forces Wild to go bargain hunting

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher played a big game of poker in free agency last summer, ultimately coming away with a full house by signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the two biggest names on the market.Fletcher, with a reshaped roster in part because of those two signings, is looking at a much different game this summer with free agency starting...
Via Fox Sports North
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

List of NHL 2013 Compliance Buyouts so far

PlayerTeamLengthTotal AmountYearly Breakdown Vincent LecavalierTampa Bay14$32,666,667$1,761,905* Rick DiPietroNY Islanders16$24,000,000$1,500,000 Ilya BryzgalovPhiladelphia14$23,000,000$1,642,857 Keith BallardVancouver4$5,600,000$1,400,000 Danny BrierePhiladelphia4$3,333,333$833,333 Tomas KaberleMontreal2$3,000,000$1,500,000 Rostislav OleszChicago2$2,833,333$1,416,667 Steve...
Via Goon's World
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild waive defenseman Tom Gilbert

The Minnesota Wild have waived defenseman Tom Gilbert. The team announced the move Wednesday. The 30-year-old Gilbert had one season left on his contract for $3 million. If he goes unclaimed by another team, the Wild will use one of their two available compliance buyouts to keep Gilbert's money from counting against their salary cap. He would then become an unrestricted free...
Via Fox Sports
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

One Team's Trash: Possible Cheap Free Agent Signings

Every summer, there are always a good handful of players who become unrestricted free agents in late-June after being bought out or not qualified by their respective teams. This happens because these players either want too much money, underperformed relative to their contracts or are let go due to monetary or salary cap reasons. While some of the players who get bought out are just...
Via Shutdown Line
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild will use compliance buyout on D Tom Gilbert

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild were strapped for cash with the NHL salary cap decreasing to 64.3 million this season and it cost the team defenseman Tom Gilbert. Minnesota announced Wednesday that it placed Gilbert, who had three goals and 10 assists last season, on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out Gilbert's remaining two years of his contract. Gilbert...
Via Fox Sports North
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild will use compliance buyout on D Tom Gilbert

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild were strapped for cash with the NHL salary cap decreasing to 64.3 million this season and it cost the team defenseman Tom Gilbert. Minnesota announced Wednesday that it placed Gilbert, who had three goals and 10 assists last season, on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out Gilbert's remaining two years of his contract. Gilbert...
Via Fox Sports North
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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