Who Won the Gudbranson for McCann Trade?

It’s not often that we big trades happen between the trade deadline and the draft. Yesterday, however, during the Sharks and Blues Game Six, news broke that the Panthers had traded defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a 5th round pick to Vancouver for Jared McCann, a 2nd rounder and a 4th round pick. Before the trade last night, it was widely assumed that Gudbranson and McCann were both...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 hours ago

Panthers Talking With BC’s Ian McCoshen: Report

On a night loaded with news about the Florida Panthers blue line, the Miami Herald’s George Richards reports that the Panthers are discussing a contract with Boston College defenseman Ian McCoshen. The Hudson, Wisconsin native just finished his junior year of NCAA hockey and was a huge part of Boston College having a great year that saw them work their way to the Frozen Four,...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Brian Campbell to Test Free Agency: Report

Veteran leader Brian Campbell may be headed to free agency rather than re-signing with the Florida Panthers, according the Miami Herald’s George Richards per general manager Tom Rowe. While details are scarce, it’s not entirely surprising, seeing as the veteran defender has strong underlying numbers with great possession marks throughout his career. The 37-year-old posted a 5...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Erik Gudbranson to Canucks, Jared McCann to Panthers in head-scratcher trade

Who said we had to wait until draft day for major off-season trades to start happening? The Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks bamboozled us with a surprise trade Wednesday night, reported by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. The Panthers sent defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks for center Jared McCann, a 2016 second-round pick and a 2016...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Jaromir Jagr confirms decision not play in World Cup of Hockey

PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic will have to do without Jaromir Jagr at the World Cup of Hockey after the star winger confirmed he won't be available to compete in September.Czech Republic general manager Martin Rucinsky says Jagr announced his decision in a telephone call over the weekend.Jagr retired from the national team after last year's world championship, and was not included...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ off-season shakeup continues with firing of director of scouting Scott Luce

Coming off of arguably the most successful season in franchise history, the Florida Panthers surprised some by shuffling the deck in their front office and the changes keep coming. Last week, the Panthers officially announced they had moved GM Dale Tallon from his position in the front office to an expanded role as the president of hockey operations and had filled Tallon’s former...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Report: Panthers logo leaks as team announces new look coming in June

The Florida Panthers are getting a redesign and we might already have a first look. The Panthers announced that they’d be unveiling a new logo at the BB&T Center on June 2. In the press release, the team said Aaron Ekblad, Steven Kampfer, Vincent Trocheck and Shawn Thornton will be on hand to show off the new duds. NEWS: Panthers to unveil new logo and uniforms on June 2 at...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers make Tallon president, Rowe GM

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers have shaken up their front office, with Dale Tallon becoming president of hockey operations and Tom Rowe replacing him as general manager. Those moves occurred earlier this month, but the team did not confirm them until Monday. Eric Joyce and Steve Werier are new assistant general managers for the Panthers, who won 48 games and set a franchise...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers continue to gut management despite excellent season

The Florida Panthers had their best season in franchise history in 2015-16, finishing atop the Atlantic Division with 103 points. Despite an upset first round loss to the New York Islanders, the Panthers’ successful year signaled a change from the consistently mediocre teams of the past. The organization is loaded with young talent like Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad, and Nick...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr is coming back for another season with the Panthers

Jaromir Jagr is the gift that keeps on giving. The Florida Panthers announced Jagr is coming back next season, agreeing to a one-year contract with the team. Florida Panthers Re-Sign Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr)More > — Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) May 5, 2016 In the press release announcement, Jagr was praised by...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers retire ‘Kevin Spacey in Space’ shirt after elimination

The Florida Panthers were eliminated from the postseason Sunday courtesy of a 2-1 double-overtime loss to the New York Islanders. But the Panthers were one of the bigger surprises of the 2015-16 NHL season and not only did their play on the ice attract more attention than the team historically has received, a whimsical locker room ritual became the talk of the league. But all that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers fans should be optimistic for the future

There is nothing more disappointing than getting close to your ultimate goal and falling short. The Florida Panthers fell in the first round, but it isn’t anything to be ashamed of and they will come back even stronger next season. Let me tell you how they are going to do just that. 1. Aleksander Barkov is going to get better Just short of a point-per-game pace, Barkov was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 25, 2016  |  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 — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 23, 2016 Bjugstad...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 23 players in the history of the Florida Panthers selected to the All-Star Game

23 Florida Panthers have been selected to the NHL All-Star Game. How many of them can you name? Clue: Year
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

A New Series: How The Panthers And Islanders Have Stacked Up

A week ago, SQ took a look at what was sure to be an exciting series between the Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders. With the series split at two games apiece, the two teams certainly have not disappointed. In that preview, we said the key for the Panthers was goaltending, and the key for the Islanders was puck possession. As the series now becomes a best-of-three, how...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 21, 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

Panthers penalized twice after fans throw fake rats on ice

The Florida Panthers celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the infamous “rat trick” incident in which Scott Mellanby reportedly killed a rat with his stick in the locker room before going out and scoring two goals back in 1995-96 by handing out 10,000 fake rats to fans in attendance for their game against New Jersey. Eager to relive the insane days of old where there were lengthy...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers good luck charm Kevin Spacey expected to attend game

“Spacey in Space” apparently may to turn into “Spacey in BB&T Center,” perhaps as soon as this weekend. “House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey, who has turned into some kind of quasi-good luck charm for the Florida Panthers, is expected to be in attendance at the team’s game against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. It all started when the team started giving...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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