PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Florida Panthers must tender restricted free agents today

5 p.m. is the NHL deadline for qualifying RFAs Today is the final day that contracts for the 2015-16 season are valid. Any player without a contract for 2016-17 season will become a free agent on July 1. The window also closes today to exclusively negotiate with any player set to become an unrestricted free agent (UFA). The Florida Panthers have already signed their most important...
Via Little Box Cats
1 hour ago

Cats & Coffee: Yandle commits to the Cats, free agency opens & more

Good morning and welcome to “Cats & Coffee,” a weekly segment in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.  SUNRISE, Fla. -- When the Florida Panthers acquired the negotiating rights of impen...
Via NHL.com
1 hour ago

Florida Panthers & 2016 NHL Draft

All the action right here... At the end of the regular season, it didn't look like the Florida Panthers would have too much ammunition to work with in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. That draft-day prognosis changed for the better on May 25, when the Cats dealt rugged defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks for  forward Jared McCann. In addition to McCann, Florida got Vancouver...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Make Six Selections on Day Two of the 2016 NHL Draft

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers added six players during the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday. The Panthers selected left wing Adam Mascherin (38th overall), defenseman Linus Na...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Acquire Kulikov From Panthers

Just minutes before day two of the 2016 NHL Draft got underway from First Niagara Center, the host Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers struck a deal that saw a swapping of defensemen as well as draft picks. The Sabres have acquired 25-year-old defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and the 33rd-overall selection in exchange for 24-year-old blue liner Mark Pysyk, the 38th and 89th pick in the...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Incoming Pioneer goes in first round to Florida in NHL draft

When North Dakota plays Denver next season, a pair of freshman centers who already have been picked in the NHL’s first round will be opposing each other. For the next season or two, the Avalanche will be monitoring the progress of Tyson Jost — Colorado’s pick at No. 10 overall Friday night in Buffalo — as he plays at North Dakota. A little later in the first round Friday...

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Select Henrik Borgstrom #23 Overall

With the twenty-third pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Florida Panthers have selected Henrik Borgstrom from the HIFK U20 in the Jr. A SM-liiga About Henrik Borgstrom Henrik Borgstrom posted a very impressive 29 goals and 55 points in 40 games last season in the Jr. A SM-liiga, and he is committed to play for the University of Denver next season. While he boasts a solid height...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Panthers select center Henrik Borgström with the 23rd overall pick

SUNRISE, Fla – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 National Hockey League Draft, the Panthers selected center Henrik Borgstrom of HIFK Jr. (Finland). Borgstrom is committed to th...
Via NHL.com
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers sign Keith Yandle to reported 7-year deal

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Keith Yandle signed with the Florida Panthers early Thursday, three days after the team acquired the high-scoring defenseman's negotiating rights in a trade with the New York Rangers.The Panthers sent a sixth-round pick in the draft this week to the Rangers on Monday, and now owe New York a fourth-round pick next year after successfully signing the 29-year-old...
Via Associated Press
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers acquire rights to Keith Yandle for draft picks

The Florida Panthers’ mini makeover continues. George Richards of the Miami Herald reports the Panthers have traded for the rights to veteran defenseman Keith Yandle from the New York Rangers. .@FlaPanthers getting the negotiating rights to UFA defenseman Keith Yandle for a draft pick as well as a conditional if he signs. — –George Richards– (@GeorgeRichards) June 20, 2016...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 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
9 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
11 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad bloodied after falling straight into boards

Nick Bjugstad went through a scary moment on Friday after falling straight into the boards head-first during Game 5 of the Islanders-Panthers series. Bjugstad lost his footing and went straight into the boards during the second overtime between the teams: Slo-mo look at Bjugstad’s injury pic.twitter.com/CyM8UVajnR — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 23, 2016 Bjugstad...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith Shines Amidst Panthers Struggle

The Panthers ended the regular season as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, and things have only continued to heat up as a star forward has been lighting the lamp, night after night. And surprisingly no, it's not Jaromir Jagr. While the Panthers' top line of Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and Jagr opened the series against the New York Islanders without a single point...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 20, 2016  |  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

Will more current NHL players speak up about head trauma?

Perhaps it was just a matter of time before an active player entered the discussion about the NHL’s ongoing concussion case. But that didn’t make it any less impactful when Willie Mitchell pointed his finger at the league for “not doing enough” when it comes to head trauma.The NHL’s ordeal is something that SportsNet’s  Elliotte Friedman wrote "will get worse before...
Via Yardbarker
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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