PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lawson Crouse Trade All About Dollars and Sense

The “Summer of Change” in Sunrise isn’t over yet: Last week, the Florida Panthers traded injured center Dave Bolland to the Arizona Coyotes. The cost of unloading Bolland’s boat-anchor contract (another three years at $5.5 million per) was Florida’s 2015 first round draft pick, Lawson Crouse. In exchange for Bolland and Crouse, the Panthers received a third-round draft...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Cats & Coffee: It’s Time to Pick a Ticket Package

Good morning and welcome to “Cats & Coffee,” a weekly segment presented by Community Coffee in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers. As the Florida Panthers prepare to return to the ice n...
Via NHL.com
18 hours ago

Las Vegas still seeking name; adds ex-Florida staffers

Desert Knights could be the front-runner for new team’s moniker When the Florida Panthers tangle with the NHL’s newest franchise in Las Vegas come the 2017-18 season, there will be a connection of sorts between the two teams. Last week, the yet-to-be-named expansion club added former Panthers scout Erin Grinnell and former Florida Director of Player Personnel Scott Luce to its...
Via Little Box Cats
19 hours ago

Florida Panthers 20 under 21: #14 - Thomas Schemitsch

Fine showing at development camp has d-man on the rise The Panthers are high on this right-shooting, 19-year-old defenseman, loaded with offensive ability. At development camp this summer, he did not disappoint. At #14, on our list is: #14 - Thomas Schemitsch - Defense- Owen Sound Attack Highest ranking: 14 Lowest Ranking: 16 The Panthers were very pleased with the selection of...
Via Little Box Cats
2 days ago

Panthers Package Lawson Crouse in Salary Dump Trade

The Florida Panthers have been one of the NHL’s more active clubs this offseason, but their latest personnel decision has some fans scratching their heads. In a polarizing move, the Sunrise-based team agreed to a deal with the Arizona Coyotes late Wednesday night, dealing former Chicago Blackhawk Dave Bolland and 2015 first-rounder Lawson Crouse in exchange for two draft picks...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Coyotes don’t expect Bolland to play ‘for the foreseeable future’

In order to land Lawson Crouse from the Florida Panthers, the Arizona Coyotes also had to take on Dave Bolland’s anchor of a contract that has three years and $16.5 million remaining. But the Coyotes aren’t expecting to have to fork over much of Bolland’s salary because they’re not even sure when, or if, he’ll be suiting up in Arizona. Following the trade, Coyotes GM John...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Florida Panthers 20 under 21: # 16 - Ryan Bednard

At # 17 on our countdown, we again find ourselves looking at a tall, young goaltending prospect, this time, from North America: #16 - Ryan Bednard- Goalie- Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) Highest Rank: 12 Lowest Rank: 18 My previous entry in this series was a look at Swedish goaltending prospect Hugo Fagerblom, who is seemingly on his way down and out of the Panthers farm system...
Via Little Box Cats
3 days ago

Coyotes acquire Crouse, Bolland from Panthers for picks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have acquired prospect Lawson Crouse and veteran Dave Bolland's contract from the Florida Panthers for two draft picks. Arizona sent a 2017 third-round pick and a conditional 2018 second-rounder that could become another 2017 third to Florida. The Coyotes are taking on the final three years of the injured Bolland's deal to pick up Crouse...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Right wing Hudler signs 1-year deal with Stars

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Free agent right wing Jiri Hudler has signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Dallas Stars.Hudler, a veteran of 11 NHL seasons, had 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists) in 72 games combined for Calgary and Florida last season.Stars general manager Jim Nill said Wednesday that Hudler has a championship pedigree.Hudler has appeared in 83 career playoff games and...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Cost-Efficient is the Florida Panthers’ Roster?

Salary cap leagues are all about getting the most “bang for your buck” — determining what player to sign, for what term, at the cheapest rate possible. The best general managers strike a proper balance, paying for star power while digging for gold in the league’s bargain bin. The Florida Panthers appear to have set themselves on the right track following an offseason of change...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

30 in 30: Florida Panthers fantasy outlook

Florida Panthers fantasy outlook Aleksander Barkov primed for full breakout; Keith Yandle, James Reimer key additions by Pete Jensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider [barkov photo] As part of NHL.com's 30 in 30 series, our fantasy hockey staff is...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago

30 in 30: Inside look at the Florida Panthers

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Florida Panthers. The Florida Panthers are coming off the most successful regular season in their history, but that wasn'...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago

2016-17 Team Preview: Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers were the biggest surprise of last regular season, riding breakouts from their elite young talent along with the resurgence of some veterans to win the Atlantic Division. Despite bowing out in the first round, last season's success has the Panthers facing the most pressure they have in years. Many consider them as a sneaky Stanley Cup contender this year. They...
Via Razzball Hockey
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Team USA’s Charlie McAvoy obliterates Team Canada’s Lawson Crouse

Exhibition games are supposed to be fun and slow paced. It doesn’t make for great TV most of the time as it just ends up being background noise for whatever else is going on. We saw recently in the KHL how serious some exhibition games can be, but when it comes to USA vs. Canada exhibitions games, all bets are off. When Team USA’s Charlie McAvoy (recently drafted by the Bruins...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 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
July 03, 2016  |  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
July 01, 2016  |  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
July 01, 2016  |  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
June 29, 2016  |  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
June 28, 2016  |  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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