Blackhawks fans engage in makeout session behind Joel Quenneville (vid)

A couple of Chicago Blackhawks fans seated behind their favorite NHL team’s bench couldn’t keep their eyes focused on the on-ice action and instead engaged in a pretty hot-and-heavy makeout session. And Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, separated by a mere foot or two along with some plexiglass, was none the wiser. The very-public-display-of-very-intense-affection occurred...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo was a good sport after getting roasted in the shootout

Roberto Luongo is one of the few personalities in the NHL. He always knows how to keep everything light-hearted and frame it all as a game. After getting taken down in the shootout, he was able to bring a little self-deprecating humor to Twitter. Artemi Panarin turns him absolutely inside out. John Buccigross, the Sportscenter anchor and noted hockey fan, posted a video of the incident...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers fall 2-1 to Blackhawks in a shootout

Cats earn a point in Tom Rowe’s NHL head coaching debut The Florida Panthers peppered Corey Crawford with 39 shots, but only mustered a single goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Tom Rowe, replacing the fired Gerard Gallant, earned a point in his game as an NHL head coach. Although Florida carried the play for most of the for most of the first...
Via Little Box Cats
10 hours ago

Now with new coach, Panthers feel determined to get better

CHICAGO (AP) -- New Florida coach Tom Rowe met with captain Derek MacKenzie and the rest of the Panthers' leadership on Monday. He talked to the whole team on Tuesday.Rowe knows Gerald Gallant is well-liked in Florida's locker room, and he wanted to be as transparent as possible on why the coach was let go just 22 games into the season."I came in and I told them, I said `Listen,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Florida Sun-Sentinel posts unfortunate typo in Panthers coaching change column

The Florida Panthers made a somewhat shocking decision to fire head coach Gerard Gallant this week. Many pundits chalked the decision up to Florida embracing stats aka ‘analytics,’ as the Panthers organization have gone all-in on using statistical analysis to steer the future of the club. In a David Hyde-penned column on Gallant’s firing, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel made...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Chicago Blackhawks

Tom Rowe era - on the bench - gets underway as roadie heads for Game Two Panthers (11-10-1 23P) at Blackhawks (14-6-3 31P) . WHEN: 8:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 8ish WHERE: United Center - Chicago, IL ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, Comcast Chicago, NHL.TV ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN GOODIES: Panthers Holiday Plan deal now on sale (more) ...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day ago

Philosophical Divide Shakes Up Panthers

Sunday night, the Florida Panthers shocked the hockey world by being the first team to fire a head coach this season. It was unexpected. Gerard Gallant recently received a contract extension, led the team to an Atlantic Division title (riding a tidal wave of PDO at 102.1), was a 2016 Jack Adams finalist and was coaching a team only two points removed from a wild card spot. While...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Former NHL GM got roasted by a Panthers executive on Twitter

When the Florida Panthers fired head coach Gerard Gallant on Sunday night, many around the world of hockey were surprised by the news. After all, Gallant built up some momentum in Florida and coached the Panthers to a 103-point season and a division title last year. But following a slow start to this young season, the team felt that a coaching change was needed.Amongst the scores...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Making sense of Florida Panthers firing Gerard Gallant, which NHL coach could be next

The Florida Panthers stunned the hockey world on Sunday amid reports of head coach Gerard Gallant being fired. Coming off a surprise 47-win, 103-point season and a Jack Adams nomination in 2015-16, Gallant’s job appeared safe. But despite the relative absurdity of firing a coach coming off a great season (and currently one game over .500 this season), there is a method behind...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears complete sweep of Thunderbirds with 4-3 win

Springfield losing streak hits six After losing at home on Friday night, the Springfield Thunderbirds dropped the second of a home-and-home with the Hershey Bears on Saturday by a 4-3 count. The Bears got early first period goals from Travis Boyd and Chandler Stephenson to chase T-Birds starter Reto Berra at the 7:55 mark. Berra finished with 2 saves on 4 shots. Christian Thomas...
Via Little Box Cats
2 days ago

Florida Panthers fire head coach Gerard Gallant

From being a Jack Adams award finalist to fired in less than a year, Gerard Gallant may have had one of the worst swings in NHL coaching history. He just took a moribund franchise to the playoffs for the first time in a decade plus and he has now been shown the door by the Florida Panthers. What exactly did he do to deserve such a firing? To put it simply, Gallant was in the wrong...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Panthers fire coach Gerard Gallant

A person familiar with the decision says the Florida Panthers have fired coach Gerard Gallant. The move was made Sunday night after the Panthers' 3-2 loss at Carolina. The Panthers fell to 11-10-1 through 22 games, good for only 10th in the Eastern Conference. Tom Rowe, who was promoted to general manager before the season, will assume the coaching duties, said the source who...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers honor Jose Fernandez with helmet decals

Jose Fernandez’s impact went far beyond the baseball world. The Florida Panthers will honor Fernandez during their season opener against the New Jersey Devils by wearing custom No. 16 decals on their helmets. Fernandez wore number 16 during his four seasons in the big leagues. Tonight, we honor José. #JDF16 — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) October...
Via The Comeback
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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