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Blues invite Scottie Upshall to camp

The St. Louis Blues have invited Scottie Upshall to training camp. Recently, the team announced they had invited Scott Gomez to camp and soon after it was revealed that Patrik Berglund would miss at least four months after requiring shoulder surgery. Now the Blues have called on another to tryout for a potential opening on the roster. Upshall most recently skated with the Florida...
Via Frozen Notes
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Blues invite forward Scottie Upshall to camp for a tryout

The St. Louis Blues have invited forward Scottie Upshall to their 2015 training camp on a professional try-out basis, team president and GM Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday. Upshall, 31, dressed in 63 regular-season games with the Florida Panthers last season, posting 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) and 28 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 200-pound forward is a veteran of 12...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Smith on Panthers: 'They were a tough team to play against'

Reilly Smith feels strongly in the Florida Panthers, so much so that the former Boston Bruins forward admitted he didn't necessarily enjoy facing them last season."They were a tough team to play against. Everyone in the league thought that," the 24-year-old Smith told his new team's website. "They were pretty stingy, they put a lot of games into overtime and seemed they were winning...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Craig Minervini returns as host for Florida Panthers television broadcasts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2015) -- FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Florida Panthers, today announced Craig Minervini has joined its roster of Panthers on-air talent for the 2015-16 season. In his new role, Minervini will return to the broadcast as host, a position he previously held with the Panthers from 2003-2012. Currently, Minervini serves as pre...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Madden on Jarryd Hayne: 'He has to make the team'

Count one legendary coach in the corner of Jarryd Hayne. John Madden has been impressed with Hayne's two performances in the preseason, with the former rugby star showing speed, elusiveness and playmaking skills on offense and special teams. So far, Hayne has 117 rushing yards in two preseason games, second behind Denver's Ronnie Hillman's 120.  Hayne has also fielded five punts...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers: Younger is Better

It's impossible to become a championship team overnight. Building a championship team is no easy feat, and with the limitations of a salary cap, creating the perfect roster seems daunting. It can take years of carefully planned trades and draft picks to create a winning team; making the rebuilding process stressful for players and fans alike. But when done correctly, rebuilding...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers prospects to participate in four-team rookie tournament

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers announced the club's rookie camp schedule including participation in a four-team rookie tournament taking place at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. from Saturday, Sept. 12 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. Panthers prospects F Lawson Crouse (2015 first round, 11th overall), D Michael Matheson (2012 first round, 23rd overall) and F Rocco Grimaldi (2011 second...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo gearing up for season

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Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chara and Jagr defying age in a young man’s NHL

It used to be that the veteran players were the leaders on any given NHL team, however times are changing. Many NHL players see their peak performance before the age of 27 these days. By the time a player gets to age 37, he is a good 10 years past his prime. In fact the NHL had just 18 players over 36 years of age last season. Only six of those players (Craig Adams, Martin St...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bruin Shawn Thornton Makes $50K Donation To Jimmy Fund (Photo)

Shawn Thornton gave more than his time to the Jimmy Fund on Tuesday. The former Bruins forward returned to Boston this week to make an appearance at the 14th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. In addition to joining WEEI’s “Dale & Holley” during the broadcast of the telethon, Thornton, now with the Florida Panthers, also contributed a $50,000 donation to the cause...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo thinks 3-on-3 overtime will be exciting

The NHL is moving to 3-on-3 overtime hockey beginning in 2015-16 and the change has been met with mixed reactions. Some fans love the fact that the league is trying to reduce the emphasis on the shootout while others fear this is yet another gimmick. Those mixed feelings are also seen in various NHL players, but Roberto Luongo is one goaltender who thinks the change will be exciting...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Gets Photo Of Cory Schneider In Fan Mail To Sign (Photo)

It probably goes without saying, but if you’re looking for an autograph, you might want to make sure you get the right person. One signature-seeking hockey fan could use a refresher on that one after mistaking Cory Schneider for Roberto Luongo in what ultimately was a pretty humorous gaffe. The fan apparently sent Luongo two pictures to be signed. We’re guessing — and it looks...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton's choice to leave Boston mystifies Shawn Thornton

When the Bruins traded Dougie Hamilton to the Flames earlier this summer, the move raised many eyebrows across the league. Former Bruin Shawn Thornton had a chance to weigh in on the trade recently when he was back in Boston for a charity golf tournament, and he said the biggest surprise about it was the reports that Hamilton actually wanted to leave Boston."I don’t care, to be...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bruin Shawn Thornton endorses newest Bruin Jimmy Hayes

Shawn Thornton left the Bruins after the 2013-14 season, but he spent the past year playing with Jimmy Hayes for the Florida Panthers. So since Hayes was traded to the Bruins earlier this summer, Thornton was a prime candidate to offer his take on how Hayes will fit in with Boston. The scouting report, according to Thornton, is very good. "He’ll be a big body in front of the...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers prospect Montembeault shines in debut

Florida Panthers draft pick Samuel Montembeault put forth the performance he wanted in his first international contest.Unfortunately for the 18-year-old Quebec native, the result wasn't desired as Canada suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to Russia on Wednesday in the World Junior evaluation camp in Calgary, Alberta."I really liked the experience," Montembeault told NHL.com. "It was my...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Crouse eyes larger leadership role

After seeing limited ice time in last year's World Junior Championship, Florida Panthers draft pick Lawson Crouse is looking to expand his role as Canada attempts to defend the gold in the 2016 tournament."Going in, I was just there to do whatever I could to make that team," the 18-year-old forward told NHL.com. "I was there with the attitude that I was going to stick and if not...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Panthers crack Sports Illustrated list of best by jersey number

Six members of the Florida Panthers were listed among the greatest players in the NHL by jersey number, according to Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated. It goes without saying that Jaromir Jagr (No. 68) headlines this list of the Panthers' past-and-present stars. The 43-year-old ranks fifth all-time in the league in goals (722), sixth in assists (1,080), fourth in points (1,802) and...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

All Panthers home games will also be broadcast in Spanish

The Florida Panthers made news last season when they started broadcasting several of their home games in Spanish in addition to English. The experiment proved to be a success and it has resulted in the team announcing that all 41 of their home games in 2015-16 will also be broadcast in Spanish. #FlaPanthers will have all 41 home games broadcast in Spanish by Arley Londoño...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers draft pick Bachman at ease at development camp

Florida Panthers draft pick Karch Bachman is traveling an unconventional route toward the NHL. Bachman has played the last three seasons at Culver Military Academy in Indiana before being selected in the fifth round of last month's draft at BB&T Center. The 18-year-old forward soon found himself at Panthers' Development Camp enduring numerous physical tests, including the team...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 21, 2015  |  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
July 20, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 08, 2015  |  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
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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