PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Florida Panthers Re-Sign Defenseman Jonathan Racine

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have re-signed defenseman Jonathan Racine to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. ...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Thursday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Checking in on the latest Cats news The dog days of summer drag on with no end in sight, but that doesn’t mean all has been quiet on the Florida Panthers front. Sports Radio 560 WQAM extended it’s agreement with the Cats The team finally got around to making Logan Shaw’s new deal official. And finally, a rumor out of Edmonton has the Panthers and Oilers possibly working...
Via Little Box Cats
3 days ago

Florida Panthers Re-Sign Forward Logan Shaw

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have re-signed forward Logan Shaw to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The ...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Michael Matheson Poised to Crack Panthers’ Roster

Defense has been a focal point for the Florida Panthers this offseason—three new faces populate the blueline, sourced into Sunrise from around the league via trade and free agency. One potentially key component of this re-worked unit, though, bears a familiar face. Michael Matheson had his cup of tea at the NHL level last season, skating in three regular season games before emerging as...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Florida Panthers & Sports Radio 560 WQAM Extend Radio Agreement

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today that they have reached a multi-year contract extension with CBS RADIO’s 560 WQAM to continue to broadcast all Panthers regular season and playoffs games. Play-by-play announcer Doug Plagens and ...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Panthers Extend Logan Shaw

The Florida Panthers have re-signed right wing Logan Shaw to a one-year, two-way contract, according to TSN. The deal carries a value of $660,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL, according to General Fanager. The 23-year-old forward made his NHL debut last season, grabbing 53 games with the Cats, scoring five goals and seven points in a depth role. Part of his high game count...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

James Reimer’s wife had a great way to announce her pregnancy

We could all argue about which Florida Panthers goalie gives the team the best chance to win going forward this season: Incumbent Roberto Luongo, or newcomer James Reimer. But one thing we thought we couldn’t argue was which goalie had more social media skills. Luongo’s strombone1 Twitter account is generally thought to be one of the best Twitter accounts by an athlete in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jonathan Racine sign one-year extension with Panthers

Florida reportedly locks up last of its restricted free agents According to CapFriendly, the Florida Panthers have signed AHL defenseman Jonathan Racine to a one-year extension. The contract is worth $660K at the NHL level and carries a salary of $70,000 at the AHL level, where I'd expect Racine to spend the season. Racine was originally drafted by the Panthers in the third round...
Via Little Box Cats
8 days ago

Red rallies past White for 6-4 win in Panthers development camp scrimmage

Dryden Hunt and Anthony Greco each lit the lamp twice The Florida Panthers wrapped its week-long development camp with a spirited scrimmage on Friday morning. Team Red rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Team White by a final count of 6-4 at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. The game consisted of two twenty-five minute periods and the White squad got off to a fast start in the...
Via Little Box Cats
8 days ago

Aaron Ekblad doesn't expect Panthers to wilt under greater expectations

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Ekblad is fully aware that the Florida Panthers will be dealing with a new issue this season, that being the burden of preseason expectations.He's not bothered.The Panthers reached the playoffs and won the Atlantic Division last season, two major steps for a franchise that has known almost nothing but struggle since reaching the Stanley Cup final for the...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scoring the new Florida Panthers look

Those who have been paying a very close attention to the designs of NHL teams probably noticed plenty of makeovers to knock out the garish 90’s looks. The San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, and the Dallas Stars are prime examples of teams that vastly improved their design over the past 15 or so years. The Florida Panthers, meanwhile, kept their looks relatively constant since...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trocheck, Smith sign long-term deals with Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck signed new deals with the Florida Panthers on Sunday, becoming the latest beneficiaries of the team's plan to lock up its young talent long-term. Smith got a five-year, $25 million extension that will keep him under contract through the 2021-22 season. His deal was announced not long after Trocheck finalized his six-year, $28...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers lock up All-Star Aaron Ekblad for 8 more seasons

Aaron Ekblad will not be a free agent for a long time. That alone made this free-agency day for the Florida Panthers an overwhelming success. The Panthers have locked up their star 20-year-old defenseman for eight additional years, the sides formally completing the work Friday on what will be a $60 million extension that keeps him in Florida through the 2024-25 season. The deal...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign James Reimer

The Florida Panthers have made what you might think is an odd free agency day signing. Goaltender James Reimer has joined the Cats on a five-year, $17 million deal. The Panthers have certainly not gotten complacent with their recent success, signing Keith Yandle and re-signing Aaron Ekblad to huge deals. But you might wonder why the Panthers would put that money into Reimer when...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr delivers sandwich to paparazzo outside his home

I guess we can call this “killing them with kindness.” One consequence of being famous is that your privacy can be severely violated. And no matter how wrong that may be, it’s something that’s not going away anytime soon. For Jaromir Jagr, he reacted a bit better than most after seeing a persistent photographer waiting for hours outside his home in his native Czech Republic...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jaromir Jagr makes lunch for paparazzo camping outside house

Florida Panthers right wingman Jaromir Jagr is one of the most recognizable guys in the NHL today and it looks like even thousands of miles away he is getting noticed. He showed off how nice of a guy he can be earlier this week when he made lunch for a paparazzo camping outside his house. Jagr was home in the Czech Republic when he noticed the cameraman hanging outside his house...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr takes home 2016 Bill Masterton trophy during NHL Awards

If you’re like me and grew up in the 1990s, chances are you are about as shocked as anyone to see Jaromir Jagr still playing NHL-level hockey. After all, he is the only player still left from your copy of the classic video game, ‘NHL ’94’. Jagr, the seemingly ageless wonder, proved he still belonged in the league with a crazy 2015-16 season for the Florida Panthers. The...
Via The Comeback
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Goaltender Mike McKenna talks about 'mysterious injections' in the KHL

Goaltender Mike McKenna hasn’t made much noise with his professional hockey career, appearing in just 22 NHL games, but he’s got lots of hockey fans talking after posting a bizarre comment on Twitter. McKenna, who most recently skated with the AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers, stated that he’s heard about “mysterious injections” being given to KHL athletes. Publicly...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

The legend of Jaromir Jagr continues as he has his own beer

Jaromir Jagr once had a peanut butter named after him way back when he was a young’n with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Well, now that his NHL career is of legal age, Jagr can now have an alcoholic beverage named after him. And one Ontario brewing company is making it happen: Introducing Jaromir Czech Jagr, our first ever lager. This one is a 5% Czech styled Pilsner. Available...
Via The Comeback
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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