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Shaw Pays it Forward at Panthers Hockey School

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – As an aspiring hockey player growing up in the small Canadian town of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Florida Panthers forward Logan Shaw admittedly didn’t have too many hometown heroes to look up to. Shaw, who the Panthers select...
Via NHL.com
2 hours ago

Lee Stempniak is a low-risk, low-cost third-line option for Panthers

33-year-old could be a bargain for Cats team that needs to watch its cap situation What does Lee Stempniak have to do to find some job stability? Last year, the veteran winger produced the second-best season (51 points) of his career while splitting time with the New Jersey Devils (6 games) and Boston Bruins (19 games). Stempniak's 19 goals were the second-most he's ever scored...
Via Little Box Cats
6 hours ago

Smith rewards Panthers’ confidence with Breakout Season

Smith rewards Panthers’ confidence with Breakout Season SUNRISE, Fla. -- In his first...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

Florida Panthers Sign Forward Greg McKegg to One-Year Contract

SUNRISE, Fla – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today the Panthers have agreed to terms with forward Greg McKegg on a one-year, two-way contract. The 24-year old McKegg recorded two goals in 15 games with Florida during the 2...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adam Mascherin Pick Highlights Panthers’ Second Draft Day

For years, the NHL has predicated itself on size. Skilled prospects often see their draft stock rise or fall based on that intangible, as first-round talents find themselves sliding down the board, waiting for their names to be called. Historically, however, the Florida Panthers have aimed to buck that trend. And on Saturday—the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft—the Cats...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Panthers will hold development camp Jume 11-15 at IceDen

Top prospects will be on hand in Coral Springs The Florida Panthers announced they will hold their annual player development camp from July 11-15 at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. All practices are open to the public and best of all, they are free. The full roster for the camp will released at a later date, but top prospects like Lawson Crouse, Jayce Hawryluk, Dryden Hunt, Ian...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day ago

Odd-man out in Florida, Kulikov excited to join Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Dmitry Kulikov was initially excited upon learning the Florida Panthers had acquired and then signed free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle to a long-term contract last week. Little did Kulikov realize that Yandle's addition would lead to him being the odd man out a few days later, when the Panthers traded the seventh-year defenseman to the Buffalo Sabres. ''I...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Look to the Future at 2016 NHL Draft

With the recent restructuring of the front-office staff and the apparent shift to an analytics-heavy scouting philosophy, conventional logic seemed to be out the window when it came to figuring out who the Florida Panthers would select in the 2016 NHL entry draft. Many analysts figured that the club, and new GM Tom Rowe, would be looking for a top-line defenseman — Erik Gudbrandson...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Panthers acquire Mark Pysyk, draft pick, send Dmitri Kulikov to Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Sabres general manager Tim Murray filled his team's wish list by acquiring veteran defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers.The deal was announced shortly after the second round of the NHL draft opened Saturday. Besides swapping second-round picks, with Buffalo moving up to No. 33 from No. 38, the Panthers acquired defenseman Mark Pysyk...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This Much Change For Better or Worse?

Embed from Getty Images After taking the Atlantic Division by storm and entering the playoffs for only the second time in 15 years, the Florida Panthers are changing the appearance of the franchise. Ownership has decided to change the leaping panther logo that has represented this franchise for the past 23 years. The new jerseys were unveiled on June 2nd at the BB&T in...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire goalie Reto Berra from Avs for Rocco Grimaldi

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche added another forward by picking up Rocco Grimaldi from the Florida Panthers for goaltender Reto Berra.The 23-year-old Grimaldi scored three goals and had two assists in 20 games for the Panthers last season. He spent a majority of the season with Portland of the American Hockey League.Grimaldi was a second-round pick by Florida in 2011.By dealing...
Via Associated Press
7 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
7 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Bolland fails physical, won’t be bought out by Panthers

There appears to be a snafu in the Florida Panthers attempt to buy-out disgruntled forward Dave Bolland. The Panthers were expected to cut ties with Bolland and shed the memory of his awful five-year, $27.5 million contract in order to gain a small amount of cap relief. Apparently, their efforts at buying out Bolland have failed. Luke Fox of Sportsnet.ca reports Bolland won’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers unveil new logo and jerseys

The Florida Panthers unveiled a new logo on Thursday at the BB&T Center and it’s pretty spiffy. It’s official – we have a new look!!Details » https://t.co/xewByUYgZl pic.twitter.com/UVUy0sN0pX — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) June 2, 2016 A fresh look for the Cats.https://t.co/9qTXezGMwb pic.twitter.com/EqANB8VJ9s — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) June 2,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Panthers vs. Islanders

VitalsFlorida: (47-26-9) 1st in Atlantic DivisionNew York: (45-27-10) 4th in Metropolitan DivisionSeason SeriesThe Panthers won two of the three meetings between the two teams this season.Looking at the MatchupThe Isles enter these playoffs with a bevy of injuries. They will have to start the first round without starting netminder Jaroslav Halak, and it has not yet been determined...
Via Yardbarker
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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