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Quick notes: Training camp roster, Florida’s offer for Talbot

Apparently the Florida Panthers were only rumored to have offered Jimmy Hayes for Cam Talbot. That is not confirmed. What appears to be confirmed is their offer of a pair of 3rd rounders and a 5th rounder for Talbot: – The Florida Panthers offered two third-round draft picks and a fifth-rounder for New York Rangers […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft: Scouting Ten Best Players Available On Day 2

Thirty NHL hopefuls heard their names called Friday night in South Florida, but the fun is just getting started. After Round 1 of the 2015 NHL Draft was completed Friday, Rounds 2 through 7 will take Saturday, beginning bright and early at 10 a.m. Here’s a look at the top talent available on Day 2, as ranked on NESN.com’s NHL Draft Big Board. 1) Jeremy Roy, 6-0, 185 (Defenseman...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Huberdeau's agent denies report of long-term contract

The Florida Panthers do not have an imminent long-term contract in the works with forward Jonathan Huberdeau, but the team has conducted preliminary talks according to Huberdeau's agent, Allan Walsh. The 22-year-old former Calder Trophy winner had the best year of his career this past season, posting career highs in goals (15), assists (39) and points (54). He led the Panthers in...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida's Aaron Ekblad wins Calder Trophy as top NHL rookie

LAS VEGAS (AP) Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Ekblad accepted the trophy Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas after winning a tight three-man race with Ottawa's Mark Stone and Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau. The No. 1 overall pick in last summer's draft, Ekblad scored 39 points with a plus-12 rating for the Panthers...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Ekblad: Matchups With Bruins Were ‘Really Tough Games’ (Video)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad was the best rookie defenseman in the NHL this season, and that earned him a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder Trophy, an award given annually to the league’s most outstanding rookie. Ekblad played against the Boston Bruins five times this season, and several of those games were important in the playoff race as both teams fought...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs land Zach Hyman from Panthers for Greg McKegg

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired forward Zach Hyman and a conditional 2017 seventh-round pick from the Florida Panthers for forward Greg McKegg on Friday. Hyman was an All-American at Michigan. He led the Big Ten in scoring last season with 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists). The Toronto native was also a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tallon trims age off Panthers

The young will lead the Panthers next season according to general manager Dale Tallon, who announced Thursday that the club will not offer new contracts to unrestricted free agents Scottie Upshall and Tomas Kopecky. "I like young teams, I like young players," Tallon said to reporters. "We have some good young players in our system and we’re going to give them an opportunity. I...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

With NHL draft looming, Panthers eager to make splash

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Dale Tallon's hands were not on the Stanley Cup during the Chicago Blackhawks' victory celebration earlier this week. His fingerprints, one could argue that they were. Much of the groundwork for Chicago's run as the NHL's dominant team - three Cups in six years, in challenging salary-cap times no less - was laid by Tallon when he was the Blackhawks' general manager...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Florida Panthers

TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Prospects in 20 Days: Kyle Connor

(Youngstown Phantoms) By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) With only 12 days left until the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft in Florida, we will be breaking down a prospect each day up until June 26th. Today, we will take a closer look at forward Kyle Connor. (NHL.com) Left Wing Kyle Connor, Youngstown (USHL), 18 years Height: 6’1” Weight: 177 pounds, Shoots: Left RANKED...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Topps unveils new Will Farrell MLB trading card

Shhhhh… Don’t tell John Madden, but former “Cactus Leaguer” aka comedian Will Farrell has his very own baseball trading card, courtesy of card giant Topps. Here’s Topps brand manager Zvee Geffen explaining the logic behind such an honor bestowed on Farrell: “He’s [Ferrell is] such a comedic icon of our generation … Baseball is really a product that tows the line...
Via Low Brow Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Florida Panthers Do With Their Free Agents?

Tomas Kopecky View image | gettyimages.com It’s not that I don’t like Kopecky, but at this point, I think he’s only a fourth line option for the Panthers.  I’d much rather see them use his roster spot to sign a veteran free agent or give a younger guy the chance to become a constant figure on the Panthers roster. Scottie Upshall View image | gettyimages...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Prospects in 20 Days: Mathew Barzal

(Christopher Mast/Everett Silvertips) By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) With only 16 days left until the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft in Florida, I will be breaking down a prospect each day up until June 26th. This is the fourth consecutive year I am doing these features so I hope you enjoy! Today, we will take a closer look at forward Mathew Barzal. (NHL.com) Center Mathew...
Via The PensNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman soothes financial worries over Coyotes, Panthers before Cup

  Commissioner Gary Bettman sees few glaring problems with the NHL as the Stanley Cup Final gets underway in a model Sun Belt hockey market, and he is eager to soothe any worries about two of his league's other warm-weather teams. Bettman insisted Wednesday night that the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers are in good shape, downplaying reports of financial troubles for the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman soothes worries over Coyotes, Panthers before Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Commissioner Gary Bettman sees few glaring problems with the NHL as the Stanley Cup Final gets underway in a model Sun Belt hockey market, and he is eager to soothe any worries about two of his league's other warm-weather teams. Bettman insisted Wednesday night that the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers are in good shape, downplaying reports of financial...
Via AP on Fox
26 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
May 17, 2015  |  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
May 17, 2015  |  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
May 14, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  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
May 02, 2015  |  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
April 27, 2015  |  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
April 25, 2015  |  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
April 25, 2015  |  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
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