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Panthers eager to turn things around under new coach Gallant

  Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons. Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points in the NHL. By...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Panthers eager to turn page after last season

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons. Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers media day sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Florida Panthers' media day. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owners write letter committing team to South Florida

The owners of the Florida Panthers say the team isn't going anywhere. In an open letter to fans Wednesday, co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu refuted recent relocation talks while reaffirming their commitment to bring a Stanley Cup to South Florida. "Despite media speculation to the contrary, we have no plans or intentions to move this franchise," Viola and Cifu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owners write letter comitting team to South Florida

The owners of Florida Panthers say the team isn't going anywhere. In an open letter to fans Wednesday, co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu refuted recent relocation talks while reaffirming their commitment to bring a Stanley Cup to South Florida. "Despite media speculation to the contrary, we have no plans or intentions to move this franchise," Viola and Cifu stated...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Owners End Speculation They May Be Moving

An Open Letter To Their Fans... As we close in on the one-year anniversary of our ownership of the Florida Panthers, we want to reiterate our commitment to Broward County, South Florida and our Panthers fans and business partners. As we said at the press conference when we bought the team, we view ourselves as stewards of the team for the community and our plan is to build an organization...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Depth breeds training camp competition for Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers players are preparing for battle. The prize? A future in Sunrise. With a mixture of budding young talent and veteran free agent signings, roster spots will no longer be handed to the most affordable option. Players will be forced to battle for every inch knowing that the numbers in their contract won't outweigh those in the stat sheet. No player is above the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preds falter to Panthers, fall to 1-1-0 in rookie tournament

Two down, one to go. The Nashville Predators continued their strong play in the rookie tournament but fell to the Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Sunday night. In a reversal from yesterday, Rob Madore started between the pipes for Nashville and Magnus Hellberg played the second half. Madore turned aside six of seven shots while Hellberg stopped 13 of the 14 he faced. Over the past 24...
Via Section 303
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: ‘Effort Overall Was Pretty Good’ In Bruins-Panthers Rookie Game

The Boston Bruins lost 2-0 to the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon in the first game of their round-robin rookie tournament in Antioch, Tenn. Despite the loss, Bruins assistant general manager Don Sweeney saw some good things from the team’s rookies. “(David Pastrnak) had some chances … There were some very good individual efforts and some plays made. Malcolm made some...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Tournament Day 1 Stats and Observations

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers Boston Bruins Statistics (Through one game): Florida Panthers Statistics (Through one game): Thoughts: The main thing I took away from game one between the Bruins and Panthers was that, outside of Boston’s David Pastrnak, no one really impressed me. That includes Aaron Ekblad. Speaking of Ekblad, the number one overall pick finished the game...
Via The Predatorial
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Goalie Jacob DeSerres Stops David Pastrnak Penalty Shot (Video)

The Boston Bruins were shut out 2-0 in the first game of their rookie camp tournament against the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon. B’s forward prospect David Pastrnak, who played center on the first line, earned a penalty shot in the third period. His shot beat Florida Panthers goaltender prospect Jacob DeSerres glove side, but the puck hit the post and bounced to the right...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Notes: David Pastrnak Plays No. 1 Center In 2-0 Loss

The Bruins began their rookie camp round-robin tournament Saturday against the Florida Panthers in Tennessee, and top forward prospect David Pastrnak started at center on the top line alongside wingers Anthony Camara and Seth Griffith. The B’s selected Pastrnak with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft to bolster the organization’s depth at right wing following the free...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers prospects understand importance of strong showing in camp

They may only be exhibition games, but for Florida Panthers prospects the upcoming rookie tournament in Nashville might as well be the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For each of the 26 players in attendance, the four-team tournament will pose different challenges and yield various rewards. With only a week to plead their cases to coaches and management, one impressive game or moment during...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers prospects camp sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Florida Panthers' prospects camp on Friday. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers prospects camp: Rookies, it's time to get to work

If you're getting a sense of deja vu don't be alarmed, you aren't crazy. It was only a month ago that Florida Panthers prospects convened at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs for their annual development camp. While many of the names remain same, the difference between development camp and this week's prospects camp is night and day. The players that entered the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Vincent Trocheck hopes to force Panthers to keep him on opening-night roster

Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim, a first-round draft pick in 2002, certainly will never forget his first rookie camp with the Islanders. "I remember in the first [rookie] game against Philadelphia we had eight fights in the first five minutes,'' laughed Bergenheim, who along with several veterans have already begun to hold informal practices at the team's training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Q&A with Al Montoya aka 'The Big Cubano'

Watch FloridaPanthers.com's exclusive sit down with goaltender Al Montoya, the first Cuban-American to play in the NHL.
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Champion Colby Cohen Leaves Nottingham

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Colby Cohen has left the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers after finishing a short-term contract with the club. Cohen, a second round draft pick of the Avalanche back in 2007, joined the Panthers prior to Lthe season after Cody Wild went down with an injury. A Stanley Cup champion with the Bruins, Cohen played a combined seven games between Porin Ässät...
Via The Hockey House
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ekblad ‘confident’ he can make Panthers’ roster

The Florida Panthers recently signed defenseman Aaron Ekblad to an entry-level contract, but when his NHL career will start remains to be seen. It’s common for first overall picks to jump straight to the NHL after being drafted, but Panthers GM Dale Tallon has tried to avoid putting too much pressure on the 2014 draft pick by keeping his expectations measured. Ekblad’s also...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad

The Aaron Ekblad era has officially begun in South Florida. Over two months since walking across the Wells Fargo Center stage to shake hands with Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon after hearing his name called as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Ekblad signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Panthers on Wednesday. "We are very pleased to have...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers, No. 1 Pick Aaron Ekblad Agree To Three-Year Contract

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida’s annual camp for prospects. Ekblad was the Ontario Hockey League’s top defenseman last season, with 23 goals and 53 points...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers sign No. 1 pick Aaron Ekblad

Florida Panthers fans can now officially celebrate the dawning of the Aaron Ekblad era. Two months after selecting him with the first-overall pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Panthers signed the 18-year-old defenseman to his entry-level contract Wednesday. “We are very pleased to have signed Aaron,” said Panthers GM Dale Tallon in a statement. “He is a talented, strong...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign top overall pick Ekblad, 3-year deal

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida's annual camp for prospects. Ekblad was the Ontario Hockey League's top defenseman last season, with 23 goals and 53...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Sign #1 Overall Pick Aaron Ekblad

from the Florida Panthers, Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with D Aaron Ekblad. “We are very pleased to have signed Aaron,” said Tallon. “He is a talented, strong, smart and hardworking defenseman who is ready to take the next step in his professional...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton skates in Panthers gear at Bruins practice

Here’s a preview of what it will look like when Shawn Thornton officially takes the ice for the Florida Panthers this season. Thornton joined a handful of Bruins for a practice session, sporting his new uniform. These scenes are pretty common heading into camp as players participate in whichever practice is closest to them, but it’s still a bit odd seeing Thornton with his old...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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