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Panthers come up trumps in draft lottery

The Florida Panthers ended up as last year’s NHL draft lottery losers but the franchise were left delighted after seeing their number come up in this year’s draw. The Panthers upset the odds by climbing a place to earn the right to the top pick in the draft in June, handing the Buffalo Sabres another blow and continuing their run of not winning a number-one draft pick since 1997...
Via Hockey Fan Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo live-tweets his untangling of daughter's toy

Roberto Luongo pretty much gave up on the prospect of playoffs when he was traded back to the Florida Panthers last month. So, with the Panthers now done for the summer, how has Bobby Lu been spending his offseason? Well, judging by the goalie’s always stellar Twitter account, it’s been pretty eventful so far. First, he took some time Tuesday night to live tweet the NHL draft...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Live-Tweets His Struggle To Untangle Daughter’s Toy

The Florida Panthers did not make the playoffs this year, so that means Roberto Luongo gets to spend more time with his family. That also means that, instead of manning the pipes in Stanley Cup postseason games, Luongo’s biggest challenge involves untangling his young daughter’s toys. The goaltender took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to document his struggles with a giant...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's Exchange Picks

After the Florida Panthers won the draft lottery on Tuesday it has come to my attention that there are teams out there who would like to exchange picks.  Florida is missing some key things in their organization. My list as I see it: 1. A # 1 Defenseman. Someone to munch minutes, kill penalties and stop the bleeding 2. Top 6 Scoring Winger. The Panthers need a triggerman in...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Jump over Sabres, Win 2014 NHL Draft Lottery

On Tuesday night, the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery was conducted. Though the Sabres had the least amount of points in the league, 52, and had a 25% chance of winning the lotto, the Panthers, who had an 18.8% chance, had their ping pong ball selected first. This comes a year after Colorado beat out Florida for the number one pick last year, though the Cats finished in last place. The top...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers win No. 1 pick in 2014 NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers will have the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the lottery Tuesday. The Panthers had an 18.8 percent chance (second best) of getting the No. 1 pick. The Buffalo Sabres had the best chance to win the lottery but will pick second in the draft. Here are the top 13 picks: 1. Florida Panthers 2. Buffalo Sabres 3. Edmonton Oilers 4....
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery; Preds get 11th slot

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday night. The Panthers (29-45-8) had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery; 'Canes get 7th slot

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday night. The Panthers (29-45-8) had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Earn Number One Pick In NHL Draft Lottery

The Florida Panthers have won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery, snagging themselves the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Panthers had the second best odds of winning, beating out the Buffalo Sabres. This will be the second time in franchise history that the Panthers have chosen first overall. The full lottery results are as follows: 1st: Florida Panthers 2nd: Buffalo Sabres 3rd: Edmonton...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

...And With The 1st Overall Pick

"The Florida Panthers would like to congratulate (insert Stanley Cup champs name here. I'm guess the St. Louis Blues) on their tremendous season, the great fans in Philadelphia and all the hard working people at the Wells Fargo Center. With the 1st overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft the Florida Panthers are proud to select from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers win No. 1 overall pick in 2014 NHL draft

Last year, the Florida Panthers had the worst record in the NHL, yet missed out on the top pick thanks to the way the balls bounced in the 2013 draft lottery. Tonight the Panthers, owners of the second-worst record in the NHL behind the Buffalo Sabres, were on the right side of that small injustice, winning the draft lottery and the rights to the No. 1 overall pick. Florida had an...
Via Around The Rink
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers jump up one spot to win first pick in NHL Draft lottery

After missing out on the first pick in last year's draft, the Florida Panthers lucked out this year, winning the right to pick first in the upcoming NHL Draft.
Via FOXSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers jump up one spot to win first pick in NHL Draft lottery

Call it a reversal of fortune. The Florida Panthers were awarded the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to be held in Philadelphia on June 27-28. Florida, which finished 29th in the NHL with a 29-45-8 record for 66 points, had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the draw. The Buffalo Sabres finished last in the NHL with a 21-51-10 record and had a 25 percent chance of hanging on to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this scenario — they lost out on the first pick to Colorado, who jumped up from No. 2 and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win draft lottery, will pick first overall in upcoming draft

On Tuesday evening, the NHL Draft Lottery took place in Toronto. After the dust settled, the Florida Panthers won the lottery and will pick first in June’s NHL Draft which will take place in Philadelphia. While the New Jersey Devils did not qualify for the playoffs, they will be picking 30th in the first round of this year’s draft. This is due to the NHL giving New Jersey back...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.
Via FOXSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers Win The Draft Lottery

from NHL.com, The Florida Panthers will pick first in the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the lottery Tuesday. As the 29th place team in the final 2013-14 NHL standings, the Panthers entered with an 18.8 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick. The Buffalo Sabres had the best chance to win the lottery (25 percent) based on their 30th-place finish. The Sabres will pick...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Predicting Tonights Lottery

  A real short and sweet draft lottery prediction blog today.  I'll go into more depth tomorrow on the Rangers and Flyers first round match up.  First up let's look at tonight's draft lottery.    I am no physic but I have a funny suspicion that the Florida Panthers will win tonight.  Oiler fans get excited.  Florida has won the draft lottery twice before, and...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers GM wants to build around young nucleus

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) This season had a familiar feel for the Florida Panthers, who again relied heavily on prospects and again missed the playoffs.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gostisbehere Is A Big Part Of Philly’s Future

Last year the Flyers were very happy with the draft, as they took Samuel Morin, a defenceman that many feel will help them in the not too distant future. But they have another prospect that until recently has been somewhat overlooked, and is just now starting to have his talents noticed. Shayne Gostisbehere is a native of Margate, Florida. His Grandfather is from Montreal and...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Jovanovski fined $5,000 for elbowing

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp in NHL Game No. 1216 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, April 12, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:26 of the first period. Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing.
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a $5,000 fine for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp, the National Hockey League  announced Sunday. The Panthers captain received a major penalty and a game misconduct early during the first period in Florida's 3-2 loss on Saturday night. Jovanovski and Tropp initially came together in a collision along the boards...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.
Via FOXSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Jovanovski Fined For Hit On Corey Tropp

NEW YORK (April 13, 2014) – Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp in NHL Game No. 1216 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, April 12, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:26 of the first period. Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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