Panthers Progressing by the Numbers

After an off-season of change, many fans and pundits alike didn’t quite know what to make of the made-over Florida Panthers. Between the near-total overhaul of the defense corps, the restructuring of the bottom-six forwards and injuries to Jonathan Huberdeau and Nick Bjugstad, opening night of the 2016-17 NHL campaign saw the club dress 10 skaters who didn’t play in last year’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins

Cats hit the road for first of three meetings with the Pens Panthers (3-1-1 7P) vs Penguins (3-2-1 7P) . WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish WHERE: PPG Paints(!) Arena - Pittsburgh, PA ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, ROOT ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Pens, #FLAvsPIT, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook ENEMY INTEL...
Via Little Box Cats
16 hours ago

Rookie Shane Harper Succeeding on Panthers’ Fourth-Line

When Shane Harper slipped into a Florida Panthers uniform on October 13, he had done something that hundreds of players had before him. Not much fanfare surrounds the typical NHL debut — save for highly-touted rookies, most greenhorn skaters take the ice without drawing excessive attention from the media and fans. According to, 7,456 hockey players have appeared...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Thunderbirds sweep weekend pair

Springfield posts win over Penguins and IceCaps The Springfield Thunderbirds ran its winning streak to three games with victories over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and St. John’s IceCaps this weekend. Thunderbirds 1, Penguins 0 Springfield finished up its season-opening three-game road trip with a 1-0 win in Wilkes-Barre on Friday night. Reto Berra raised his record to...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day ago

Shane Harper scores first goals of career, Panthers turn it on late to top Avalanche

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Shane Harper scored his first two NHL goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night. Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Marchessault each had a goal and an assist and Aaron Ekblad also scored a goal for the Panthers while Roberto Luongo made 26 saves. Matt Duchene and Blake Comeau scored goals for the Avalanche. Semyon Varlamov...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers recall Kyle Rau from Springfield

Thunderbirds pipeline is officially open The Florida Panthers have reached down to Springfield for the first time this season, recalling Kyle Rau from the Thunderbirds on Friday. Jussi Jokinen (knee) is apparently questionable for tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, so Rau will go if the veteran Finn is unable to. Rau played in nine games (no points) with the Panthers...
Via Little Box Cats
3 days ago

Panthers’ Additions Contributing Early

Three games played. Five out of a possible six points. In a perfect world, this sort of outcome would be the product of a well-written script, executed to perfection. Given the sort of change that the Florida Panthers underwent this offseason — impacting both on-ice talent and front office personnel — it wouldn’t be a stretch of an assumption. And yet, things haven’t been...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers set to raise a banner on opening night

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) For Shawn Thornton, the moment will be bittersweet. The Florida Panthers will unveil their Atlantic Division championship banner on Thursday night, the last official piece of last season's business before this new season opens at home against the New Jersey Devils. For fans, it'll be a nice moment. For players, maybe not so much. ''It's cool that there's a banner...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers are using Uber to try to get more fans to actually come to games

Attendance can be the bane of a professional sports teams existence in a sun belt market. When you have sun and good weather, it is tough to find an excuse to head to a game. It becomes amplified times ten when you’re a fledgling hockey team in a warm weather market like the Florida Panthers. Sometimes for the Panthers, trying to get fans to come out to their games has been an...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Huberdeau’s injury is an unfortunate development for upstart Panthers

The Florida Panthers received some awful news on Sunday, as George Richards of the Miami Herald reports Jonathan Huberdeau will miss the next three-to-four months with a lower leg injury. Huberdeau was injured in a preseason game against the New Jersey Devils after Sergey Kalinin stepped on the back of his ankle with a skate. Florida Panthers say Jonathan Huberdeau expected to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jagr on facing Hurricane Matthew: “I want to see how strong I am”

Jaromir Jagr has seen it all. He is a man who has played in multiple decades and has seemingly defied old age. The one event he hasn’t seen yet is a hurricane. That’s about to change as Hurricane Matthew impacts Florida. Luckily, Jagr has something to say to the hurricane and it isn’t going to be pretty for the hurricane if it gets in his way. “I want to see how strong...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Whoops: Panthers & Stars each wear white jerseys in NHL preseason game

The Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars got together for a neutral-site game in London, Ontario as the NHL preseason continued, but it seemed the Panthers forgot to check which uniform they were supposed to wear. This resulted in a rare white jersey vs. white jersey uniform matchup on the ice as both the Panthers and Stars were wearing their road uniforms for the exhibition game. ...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ goalies train with white pucks to improve focus

Just when you think you have seen every type of training technique, an NHL team surprises you with one. Such was the case with the Florida Panthers who have some special pucks used to enhance the focus of their goaltenders. .@FlaPanthers goalies now using white pucks to improve focus…you really lose sight of them on the ice. — George Richards (@GeorgeRichards...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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