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Florida Panthers drop ice-dancing cheerleaders

When the Florida Panthers struggled in recent years, at least there were the Lady Panthers to brighten the mood at the BB&T Center. No more, as the cheerleading and ice dancing squad has been disbanded, the Panthers announced Wednesday via Twitter. The Panthers thanked the dancers for nine years of service. In addition to performing during games at the BB&T Center, the Lady...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady disrespected again, this time by John Madden

I grew up with EA Sports’ Madden video games. When EA Sports implemented Franchise Mode in 1998, I wouldn’t have gone outside once the entire fall if my mom hadn’t made me. While my Madden-obsessive days have come to an end, the all-time classic game still pops up from time to time. That’s exactly what happened this week. For those who are unfamiliar, EA Sports’ promotion...
Via cover32 - Patriots
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Coach Gerard Gallant talks about the state of the Panthers

Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant has had a busy summer. From development camp to free agency, the first-year coach has had a lot on his plate. Take a look at how he grades his team on their progress through their development camp, how his coaching staff is coming together and how he feels about the team's roster:
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Aleksander Barkov still isn't 100% after knee injury

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov sustained a knee injury during the 2014 Winter Olympics, as a member of Finland's team. According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Barkov attended the Panthers' development camp last week, but was unable to complete the last two days. Barkov has been working to recover from the injury for the last five months, although he still has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Racine, Weegar look to standout among young Panthers' defensemen

Nobody would blame Jonathan Racine and Mackenzie Weegar for feeling as if they've accomplished something. The two Panthers prospects received glowing reviews from either General Manager Dale Tallon and Director of Player Development Bryan McCabe during the team's development camp last week. Within those comments, however, lies the reality Racine and Weegar face. They&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Looking To Relocate?

  The Florida Panthers have not had much success in the franchise’s history. Despite success early on in the organization with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, the Panthers have never been able to build off the success which included 12 straight seasons without making the playoffs (2000-2011). According to The Score http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/539519 the team has...
Via KC Sports Ninja
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers looking to move?

It’s no secret that the Florida Panthers have struggled, both on the ice and at the box office, in recent years. They’ve ranked near the bottom of the league in attendance, and have made the playoffs only once in the past decade. They’ve also tangled recently with Broward County (where their arena is located) officials over money and the use of taxpayer money for their arena...
Via Around The Rink
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Re-Sign D-Man Dmitry Kulikov To Three-Year Contract

Last winter wasn’t very good for the Florida Panthers. This summer, however, has gone largely according to their plan. The Panthers crossed another item off their offseason to-do list on Friday, signing defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal. Financial details weren’t released. TSN reported the contract will pay the former first-round pick $13 million over those three...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitry Kulikov to Remain a Panther for Three More Seasons

Photo courtesy of Bridget Samuels via photopin.com NHL- The Florida Panthers certainly didn’t have a great season, but resigning Dmitry Kulikov will help the team progress towards a brighter future. He may be a player who has gone under most peoples’ radars but he is a 23 year-old defenceman with a intriguing mixture of talent and potential. No financial breakdown has been released...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers re-sign defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to 3-year deal

Last winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers. This summer, however, has gone largely according to their plan. The Panthers crossed another item off their offseason to-do list on Friday, signing defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal. Financial details weren't released. TSN reported the contract will pay the former first-round pick $13 million over those three...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Re-live the Florida Panthers 2013-14 season in 60 seconds

Mid-summer hockey cravings starting to set in? What better way to quench your thirst for Florida Panthers hockey than by re-living the best moments of the team's 2013-14 campaign. From Aleksander Barkov's first NHL goal to the return of goaltender Roberto Luongo, this past season in Sunrise certainly had its fair share of unforgettable moments. With the opening night of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers News: Dmitry Kulikov stays in Florida

The Florida Panthers are a lot of things, loaded with young and exciting defensemen is actually one of them.from the miami heraldPer the venerable Bob McKenzie of TSN,Florida and Dmitry Kulikov agree to terms on a 3-year, $13M deal, per @TSNBobMcKenzie #TSN #NHL— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) July 18, 2014That's a pretty sweet deal for both sides. The 23 year old blue liner will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers re-sign Kulikov to three-year, $13M deal

The Florida Panthers have re-signed defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal worth a total of $13 million. Kulikov's new deal carries an average annual value of $4.33 million. The 23-year old Russian scored eight goals and added 11 assists in 81 games with the Panthers in 2013-14.
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitry Kulikov Gets A Three-Year Deal In Florida

via TSN, The Florida Panthers have re-signed defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal worth a total of $13 million. Kulikov's new deal carries an average annual value of $4.33 million. The 23-year old Russian scored eight goals and added 11 assists in 81 games with the Panthers in 2013-14.
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign Brandon Pirri to 2-year deal

Rookie forward Brandon Pirri was arguably the most consistent point-producer for the Panthers in the closing weeks of last season, and as a result earned the first one-way, two-year contract of his fledgling career. Pirri, 23, who was drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2009 draft when Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon was in the same role in Chicago, notched...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A leader in camp, Vincent Trocheck not dwelling on place on Panthers' roster

At the conclusion of the Florida Panthers annual development camp last week, center Vincent Trocheck simply felt different than year's past as he cleaned out his locker at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. After getting a taste of the NHL in his first professional season, Trocheck was not only one of the most experienced players at camp, but also one of the oldest. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton: Bruins ‘Did Me A Favor’ By Eliminating Tough Decision

Shawn Thornton thought he had a decision to make. Luckily for him, the Boston Bruins took that decision out of his hands, and the enforcer doesn’t sound like he has any hard feelings about the situation. The Bruins informed Thornton shortly after the season ended that they would not be-signing him, a decision that made Thornton an unrestricted free agent. Hours after free agency...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to deals with Dylan Olsen, Garrett Wilson, Ryan Martindale

The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Dylan Olsen on a two-year contract as well as forward Garrett Wilson and center Ryan Martindale on one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced Monday. Olsen, 23, appeared in 44 games for Florida last season, registering three goals and nine assists, including a career best five-game point streak. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to deals with Dylan Olsen, Garrett Wilson, Ryan Martindale

The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Dylan Olsen on a two-year contract as well as forward Garrett Wilson and center Ryan Martindale on one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced Monday. Olsen, 23, appeared in 44 games for Florida last season, registering three goals and nine assists, including a career best five-game point streak. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

B's toughness doesn't require an enforcer to fill Thornton hole

Not too long ago, we saw Shawn Thornton walk away from the Bruins. Whether you liked it or not, it happened, so it's time to adjust. With Thorty gone, the Bruins have yet another hole to fill: the enforcer...right?Well, maybe not. They say the enforcer is a dying breed in hockey, and it appears the Bruins may head into the season without one.Now that's not to say the Bruins...
Via BruinsLife
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A little more about Alex Gudbranson, Zack Mitchell, and Jessey Astles stories of perseverance at the Wild Prospect Camp

Alex Gudbranson is hoping to catch on with the Wild or somewhere else. Ever page through your high school yearbook and realize in someways how little things have changed while others bear little resemblance to those in the yearbook.  While younger generations spend most of their time snickering at hair cuts older people understand that for those ‘haters’ their time will come...
Via State of Hockey News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkov ‘looks good’, but knee isn’t 100 percent

Aleksander Barkov‘s rookie season was cut short when he sustained a knee injury while playing for Finland in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Nearly five months later, Barkov is still focused on his recovery with the goal of being 100 percent in time for training camp, per the Miami Herald. He attended the Panthers’ development camp, but didn’t participate in the final two days....
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Goaltending future lacks certainty for Florida Panthers

Although you may not find an advertisement for it in the help wanted ads, the Florida Panthers are currently hiring. Goaltenders wanted, apply within. With only two goaltending prospects currently under contract, the Panthers began their annual development camp this week hoping that one of the four goalie invitees -- Sam Brittain, Evan Cowley, Colin Steves and Hugo Fagerblom  -...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 pick Aaron Ekblad scores as Panthers close development camp with scrimmage

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- On the final day of the Florida Panthers annual development camp, the Red team defeated the Blue team 6-5 in a shootout as defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored in front of a packed house at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. Unlike a traditional hockey game, the Panthers' intrasquad scrimmage was played as two 30-minute halves with a 13-minute intermission...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets identity of giving back reinforced at development camp

Wednesday, 8-year-old Myah Shpiruk of Stuart, Florida had her 37th surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Thursday, she was in the front row of the Ohio Health Ice Haus to watch a 3-on-3 scrimmage full of Blue Jacket hockey players she now considers friends. "We're staying at the Ronald McDonald House and (on Monday) we were greeted by the Blue Jacket...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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