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Sharks Sign Ex-Panthers Draft Pick, Joonas Donskoi

While the draft is still approaching, and the Sharks remain without a head coach, the team has announced Monday they’ve signed the Finnish League’s playoff MVP Joonas Donskoi to an entry-level 2 year contract. Initially drafted by the Florida Panthers in 2010, they were unable to reach contract agreements, resulting in him becoming a free-agent. Donskoi finished off an impressive...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr once again retires from international competition

Jaromir Jagr is hanging up his skates from international competition. While Jagr’s career in the NHL is still rolling along, he has announced that he’s done competing with the Czech Republic following his side’s 3-0 loss to the United States during the bronze medal game at the World Hockey Championship. Jaromir Jagr just confirmed that this was his last game for the Czech...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr once again retires from international competition

Jaromir Jagr is hanging up his skates from international competition. While Jagr’s career in the NHL is still rolling along, he has announced that he’s done competing with the Czech Republic following his side’s 3-0 loss to the United States during the bronze medal game at the World Hockey Championship. Jaromir Jagr just confirmed that this was his last game for the Czech...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ageless Hero Jagr Leads Czech Win

A packed house of passionate Czechs and Jaromir Jagr look-a-likes was enough to lift Team Czech Republic above the strong Finnish opposition in a 5-3 win, as the Czechs clinched a berth into the 2015 IIHF World Championship semi-finals. The Czech Republic third line gave them the lead midway through the 1st period, as Jan Kovar one timed a quick pass from the corner by Martin Erat...
Via The Hockey House
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Raiders coach John Madden remembers Marv Hubbard

He was tough. He was physical. He wanted to punish people who tried to tackle him. Marv Hubbard, who died on Monday at the age of 68, epitomized everything about the Raiders in the 70's. And his first coach, John Madden, won't soon forget him. "Marv was a tough guy and a tough runner," the legendary Raiders coach and broadcaster said. "You think back now, people don’t do things...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Geezer Jagr Helps Czech’s Defeat Latvia 4-2

It doesn’t matter what age Jaromir Jagr is, if he has a chance to shine, he’ll take. So when the Florida Panthers forward scored the game winning goal against the Latvians on Saturday, who could be surprised? Jagr had a lot to do with the opening part of the game, but his tripping penalty at the 12 minute mark didn’t prove to be one of his finer moments. On the ensuing power...
Via The Hockey House
19 days ago  |  Discuss

World Championships: Jagr, Voracek Highlight Czech Republic Effort at Home

Chuck Myers/MCT via Getty ImagesGoalies: You’ve probably seen this trio before. In fact, it’s the same three goaltenders that were brought along to Sochi back in 2014. Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is among a three goalie scramble in the Czech crease, with all three all worthy of some playing time at this tournament. Well, if you were to look at recent numbers, Pavelec’s career...
Via The Hockey House
25 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Panthers Who Should Have You Excited About the Future

Jonathan Huberdeau View image | gettyimages.com Huberdeau was quiet for most of the season.  His play steadily improved all season long and he exploded in March and April.  Many wouldn’t know this because of how little buzz Huberdeau got for most of the season, but he had 54 points this year.  This is an excellent step for Huby, as the 21-year-old winger, who struggled...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Panthers Who Should Have You Excited About the Future

Jonathan Huberdeau View image | gettyimages.com Huberdeau was quiet for most of the season.  His play steadily improved all season long and he exploded in March and April.  Many wouldn’t know this because of how little buzz Huberdeau got for most of the season, but he had 54 points this year.  This is an excellent step for Huby, as the 21-year-old winger, who struggled...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

A Tribute To the Old Men of Fantasy Hockey

View image | gettyimages.com Not all hockey players are ageless wonders. Players like Gordie Howe and Jaromir Jagr who can seemingly play forever come along once every half decade or so. However, there are odd occasions where players who have been around forever seemingly manage to still be fantasy assets despite their old age. This […] The post A Tribute To the Old Men of Fantasy...
Via Along the Boards
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr re-signing gives Florida Panthers legitimate first line

News was released today that Jaromir Jagr has signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers for next season, news that should make ecstatic reading for Panther fans. Since Jagr came to Florida, he has registered 18 points in 20 games, all the while moving up the all-time records lists in practically every other game — games played, assists, points, […] The post Jaromir...
Via Along the Boards
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers sign Jaromir Jagr to one-year contract extension

On Feb. 26, the New Jersey Devils traded legendary forward Jaromir Jagr to the Florida Panthers. While at the time it seemed like this trade didn’t make much sense for either team, it is safe to say that the Panthers have benefited greatly from adding Jagr to their lineup. Earlier in the season, I wrote an article about the NJ Devils trading Jaromir Jagr to the Florida Panthers...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr agrees to new one-year deal with Panthers

  Jaromir Jagr is going nowhere.   The 43-year-old has agreed to a new one-year contract, the club announced Sunday afternoon. The decision was made after just 20 games, as the Panthers acquired Jagr from the New Jersey Devils prior to the NHL deadline. In those 20 games, Jagr scored six goals and added 12 assists, appearing to be rejuvenated by playing with the Panthers’...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers damage Bruins' playoff chances; Jagr climbs all-time lists

  Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins' playoff hopes. The Bruins have lost two straight after winning their previous five games. They trail Ottawa by two points and Pittsburgh by one for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers damage Bruins' playoff chances, 4-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins' playoff hopes. The Bruins have lost two straight after winning their previous five games. They trail Ottawa by two points and Pittsburgh by one for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Lose 4-2 To Panthers, Fall Out Of Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

The Boston Bruins lost 4-2 to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, which drops the Original Six club outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture with one game left in the regular season. The two teams were tied 1-1 going into the second intermission, but the Panthers controlled play in the third period and capitalized on their scoring chances with three goals on nine shots...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Jaffe: Bruins Getting Too Close In Front Of Net Vs. Panthers (Video)

Sometimes, a small step back can lead to a big leap forward. In their crucial matchup against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, the Boston Bruins did a good job in the first period of getting in front of goaltender Roberto Luongo to create scoring chances. And most of the time, getting up close and personal to screen the goalie is what you want. As NESN’s Billy Jaffe explains...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Odds are 'pretty good' Jagr stays with the Panthers

At age 43, Jaromir Jagr is showing no signs of slowing down. In the final year of his current contract, it’s ridiculous that we’re all discussing where he’ll play next instead of planning his retirement ceremony. A few rumors have popped up regarding the next chapter in Jagr’s career, but the most recent report indicates he’ll be back in Florida in 2015-16. #FlaPanthers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Odds are “pretty good” Jagr stays with the Florida Panthers

At age 43, Jaromir Jagr is showing no signs of slowing down. In the final year of his current contract, it’s ridiculous that we’re all discussing where he’ll play next instead of planning his retirement ceremony. A few rumors have popped up regarding the next chapter in Jagr’s career, but the most recent report indicates he’ll be back in Florida in 2015-16. #FlaPanthers...
Via Bloguin Best
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Boucher: In The Panthers Den

Trips to see the Bolts play in other places generally involve getting on a plane since our neighboring teams have been cut down in recent years (RIP Thrashers). LightningShout contributing photographer Tarra Dunlop and I took the opportunity to head to Sunrise to support our boys in one of their final games of the regular season against the Florida Panthers. We wanted to share some...
Via Lightning Shout
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

In appreciation of Jaromir Jagr

There comes a moment in every great athlete’s career when the inexorable forces of time and age win out, and all of a sudden, the world sees that he just doesn’t have it anymore. Amazingly, that time doesn’t appear to be anywhere on the horizon for Jaromir Jagr. So, as Jagr approaches the end of his 21st NHL season at age 43, it bears repeating: he’s an international treasure...
Via Bloguin Best
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

In appreciation of Jaromir Jagr

There comes a moment in every great athlete’s career when the inexorable forces of time and age win out, and all of a sudden, the world sees that he just doesn’t have it anymore. Amazingly, that time doesn’t appear to be anywhere on the horizon for Jaromir Jagr. So, as Jagr approaches the end of his 21st NHL season at age 43, it bears repeating: he’s an international treasure...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Stamkos Breaks Out, Bolts Shutout Panthers 4-0

In their final road game of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning, behind Steven Stamkos‘ three points, beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 and clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The loss eliminated the Panthers from playoff contention. Stamkos broke out of a personal seven game goal drought in a big way, scoring the first two Lightning...
Via Lightning Shout
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins twist the knife on Florida Panthers’ playoff hopes

The Florida Panthers’ playoff hopes are all but over after last night’s devastating loss to the Boston Bruins. The game itself had a playoff feel to it, as each team knew the importance of this result would go a long way in determining which team would be postseason bound. With the Bruins win, they now have […] The post Bruins twist the knife on Florida Panthers’ playoff...
Via Along the Boards
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Bruins’ Defense Stepped Up In Win Over Panthers (Video)

The offense usually gets the headlines, and that was the case again Tuesday night. The line of Milan Lucic, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak continued its stellar play in the month of March, contributing two goals in the third period to help the Boston Bruins secure a huge 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. Yet the offense wasn’t alone. Also key to the Bruins’ victory...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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