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NHL 30 For 30: Florida Panthers

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30, a series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr blown away after meeting LeBron James, calls him 'God'

Jaromir Jagr is a future Hall of Famer who has won two Stanley Cup championships and five scoring titles. He also has 12 All-Star selections under his belt and hold numerous NHL records. But even the 43-year-old legend lost his mind when he met LeBron James. Jagr posted a photo of the two sports icons together on his Facebook page with a caption in Czechoslovakian. The translation...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ariana Grande returns to roots of hockey fame

Ariana Grande is famous these days for her donut-licking antics and highly successful music career, but long before she ever graced the stage as a performer, Grande was famous in the Florida hockey community for a very different achievement. Grande grew up in Boca Raton, Fla. and was raised as a Florida Panthers fan. According to a story from the Sun Sentinel, Grande even went to...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

'Inside the Panthers: Palm Tress and Prospects' premieres July 17 on FOX Sports Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On Fri., July 17, at 6 p.m., FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Panthers, will premiere a brand new episode of "Inside the Panthers" before the start of the Marlins LIVE pregame show. Throughout the past 30 days, the Panthers stood at the center of the hockey universe and on this edition of "Inside the Panthers," fans will be treated...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign Alex Petrovic to two-year contract

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms with D Alex Petrovic on a two-year contract. "We are very pleased to have re-signed Alex," said Tallon. "Alex is a strong, physical defenseman who possesses great size and strength. He took great strides last season, logging valuable minutes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to entry-level contract with Lawson Crouse

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with F Lawson Crouse on a three-year, entry-level contract. "We are very pleased to have signed Lawson to an entry-level contract," said Tallon. "Lawson is a strong, skilled and physically mature forward with good hands, who will provide us...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack’s new mask has a picture of Roberto Luongo

The bromance between Eddie Lack and Roberto Luongo is one of the strongest (and most entertaining) in the NHL. How deep does the love run? So deep that Lack placed a picture of Luongo on his new goalie mask. The full reveal of Lack’s new Carolina Hurricanes mask looms in the future, but it’s fair to say we’ve all seen the best part. New team but put something familiar on my...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack’s new mask has a picture of Roberto Luongo

The bromance between Eddie Lack and Roberto Luongo is one of the strongest (and most entertaining) in the NHL. How deep does the love run? So deep that Lack placed a picture of Luongo on his new goalie mask. The full reveal of Lack’s new Carolina Hurricanes mask looms in the future, but it’s fair to say we’ve all seen the best part. New team but put something familiar on my...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to 1-year deals with Corban Knight, Garrett Wilson

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with F Corban Knight and F Garrett Wilson to one-year, two-way contracts. Knight, 24, played in 58 American Hockey League (AHL) games last season, recording 36 points (16-20-36) for the Adirondack Flames and San Antonio Rampage, while appearing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo calls Carey Price the world’s greatest goalie

Roberto Luongo’s Twitter account is a constant source of entertainment. This proved true once again when a fan asked for a birthday wish from the world’s greatest goaltender. Here’s the request from the fan: It sure would be nice to get a Happy Birthday from the world's greatest goalie! @strombone1 — Njerí Sims (@NJ_Artist14) July 7, 2015 And Luongo passed on the request...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers at the Ft. Lauderdale Art Walk

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Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals sign free-agent G Dan Ellis

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals. The team announced the deal Saturday. The 35-year-old Ellis went 4-3-1 with a 2.35 goals-against average in eight games with the Florida Panthers last season. He has played in a total of 212 NHL games with six clubs, including Nashville under current Capitals coach Barry Trotz.
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to one-year contract with Rob Flick

SUNRISE, FLA. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced on Thursday that the club has agreed to terms with F Rob Flick on a one-year, two-way contract. "This signing adds further depth to our organization," said Tallon. "Flick is a big, two-way forward who is coming off of a career-best season in Providence." Flick, 24, scored a career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Savard getting traded in 2015 is ridiculous

Funny … After I went on about how the Boston Bruins were driving their fans insane, they actually had a pretty good week. They traded Martin Jones, who they got in the Milan Lucic deal, for a 2016 first round pick and a prospect. And on Wednesday, they made a seemingly innocuous trade when then sent Reilly Smith to Florida in exchange for Jimmy Hayes. It’s a fairly even trade...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Savard getting traded in 2015 is ridiculous

Funny … After I went on about how the Boston Bruins were driving their fans insane, they actually had a pretty good week. They traded Martin Jones, who they got in the Milan Lucic deal, for a 2016 first round pick and a prospect. And on Wednesday, they made a seemingly innocuous trade when then sent Reilly Smith to Florida in exchange for Jimmy Hayes. It’s a fairly even trade...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Savard Played Crucial Role In Bruins’ Resurgence To Contender Status

Marc Savard’s tenure with the Bruins ended Wednesday when he was traded with Reilly Smith to the Florida Panthers in a deal that sent Jimmy Hayes to Boston. The move marked the end of a nine-year run for Savard with the Bruins. Of course, the last four years have been difficult for the 37-year-old forward. He hasn’t played since January of the 2010-11 campaign after suffering...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire Reilly Smith from Bruins in exchange for Jimmy Hayes

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers acquired forward Reilly Smith and the contract of forward Marc Savard on Wednesday from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Jimmy Hayes. Smith has appeared in 203 games with Boston and Dallas, scoring 36 goals and adding 64 assists for 100 points. He had 13 goals and 27 assists last season, plus had four goals and an assist in 12 playoff...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyes bought out, Panthers add 3 to roster

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers have bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes and added three players shortly after the NHL free agency period opened. Boyes was put on waivers earlier in the week and bought out Wednesday once he cleared. He had 21 goals for the Panthers two seasons ago, but dropped to just 14 goals in 78 games this past season. The Panthers signed...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to terms with McKenna, Harper, Acolatse

SUNRISE, Fla -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms with G Mike McKenna on a two-year, two-way contract. In addition the club also announced that F Shane Harper and D Sena Acolatse have both agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract. "The signing of these three players adds further depth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Officially Buy Out Brad Boyes, Need Goal Scoring

View image | gettyimages.com The Florida have officially bought out veteran forward Brad Boyes.  Boyes has supplied the Panthers will goal support for the past two seasons, which has helped the team greatly. Last season, despite not being a top-line player, Boyes registered 38 points last season.  In 2013-2014, Boyes registered 21 goals. True goal-scoring talent is something...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Boucher: 2015 NHL Draft Road Trip

When it was announced that the 2015 NHL Draft was going to be held at the BB&T Center, I knew I wanted to be there. It’s a reasonable drive from Tampa and would offer the opportunity to experience a different kind of NHL event. The Florida Panthers had the honor of hosting this year’s draft at the BB&T Center and what a great experience it was. The Panthers and their...
Via Lightning Shout
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What I Think of Pick 11 – Lawson Crouse

View image | gettyimages.com With the 11th pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Florida Panthers selected Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs.  Lawson Crouse registered 29 goals and 22 assists (51 points) in 56 games including 70 penalty minutes. Scouts describe him as a big bodied forward, with a short temper, who will mesmerize the defense on the fore-check. Crouse is...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 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
June 25, 2015  |  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
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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