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Panthers Defenseman Aaron Ekblad The Top Candidate For Calder Trophy

BOSTON — A defenseman winning the Calder Trophy is rare, but Florida Panthers rookie D-man Aaron Ekblad is a rare talent. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL draft has played with the Panthers since Day 1 of the 2014-15 campaign and is playing at a level rarely seen from defensemen age 18 or 19. Not only does Ekblad deserve a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder, at this point...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers’ Jimmy Hayes is in a rut

Florida Panthers forward Jimmy Hayes was on fire earlier this season, and for a large part of the season, he was the second-leading goal-scorer on the team. His drive, skating, speed and aggression developed from offseason improvements, and he was making a significant contribution to the team. However, since Feb. 17, he has just the one goal […] The post Florida Panthers’ Jimmy...
Via Along the Boards
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. The Boston Bruins may have more to worry about than just the team right behind them in the Eastern Conference standings. The Florida Panthers are also in position to catch the Bruins, and they'll try to end a seven-game losing streak in Boston in Tuesday night's critical matchup. Boston (38-25-13) holds the East's last...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 3/31: Adonis Stevenson Vs. Sakio Bika Preview With Brian Campbell

Adonis Stevenson wanted to fly, so a small boxing podcast has chosen to give him wings. We didn’t know that he’d jump the shark and fight Sakio Bika, though. No matter your view of rankings organizations, lineal title adherence or the fairness of boxing’s every day structure, the idea that champions should fight the best available contender is a very basic one, almost universally...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ex-NY Rangers goon Andre Deveaux attack an opponent pre-game with a stick chop assault

Former NY Rangers goon Andre Deveaux is currently playing for Rögle BK of the Hockeyallsvenskan. Andre took a shot from behind from Per Helmersson during a game in a playoff series with VIK Västerås.Deveaux responded by assaulting the Vasteras’ captain during warmups in a subsequent match up. And by assaulting we mean: The league is looking at a very lengthy suspension and...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr Has Still Got It: Scores Slick Goal vs. Senators

Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr apparently still has all of his skills, even if he has lost a step. This fake slapshot was an absolute beauty and caught Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson completely off-guard. Jagr side-stepped him and completed the wrap-around with ease. Jagr has 15 goals so far this season and is only […] The post Jaromir Jagr Has Still Got It: Scores...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to John Madden’s criticism

Will Ferrell took a heavy dose of criticism from none other than John Madden for his spring training stunt where he played in 10 different games for 10 different teams in the same day. Ferrell’s stunt was done for charity and recorded with camera crews for a future TV project. Though Ferrell’s day-long affair was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

The scene prior to a recent professional hockey game in Sweden was shocking, to say the least. Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers enforcer Andre Deveaux went off the deep end prior to a playoff game when he attacked an opponent before a game. Seemingly out of nowhere, Deveaux sprinted from the boards to center ice where he unleashed a vicious slash before jumping on...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden

Earlier this spring, actor Will Ferrell took the Cactus League by storm by playing nine different positions for ten different teams during five different baseball games. While it was a publicity stunt it was also done to raise money for charity. Not everybody was a fan of Ferrell’s stunt and that included legendary announcer John Madden, who called it a lack of respect for the...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell defends MLB stunt without ripping into John Madden

When actor Will Ferrell took to the field for 10 MLB teams in five games in one day, he struck out as an athlete but hit a home run for charity and public awareness. He raised an estimated $1 million for Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer.  The March 12 tour de force also raised the hackles of Hall of Fame NFL coach and football analyst John Madden. Though it had no effect...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Panik throws Brandon Pirri's stick over boards (Video)

Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Richard Panik tossed Florida Panthers forward Brandon Pirri's stick into the crowd during the third period of Thursday night's game in Toronto. Pirri accidentally dropped his stick when he got tangled up with Panik on the defensive end, and Panik scooped it up with his own stick and tossed it high over the boards. No penalty was called at the time...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Jagr passes Esposito

The ageless wonder, a.k.a. Jaromir Jagr, has reached yet another milestone in his Hall of Fame career. Last night the 43 yr old winger scored his 718th career goal in Florida's game against the Red Wings. The goal moved Jagr past Phil Esposito for fifth all time in NHL history. He trails Marcel Dionne by 13 goals for fourth all time. Jagr has played for Pittsburgh, Washington...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn will participate in a Panthers goalie tryout

Two weeks ago, the Florida Panthers had both of their goalies get injured in a game against the Maple Leafs, which nearly led to goalie coach Robb Tallas taking the ice for the team. Naturally, the Panthers decided to have some fun with the situation, and are holding a “Goal of a Lifetime” contest, in which 60 invitees will try out to be the team’s backup practice goalie for...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Madden Thinks Will Ferrell Disrespected The Game of Baseball During Spring Training Tour

Well, you had to know this was coming, right? There’s always one miserable Madden to ruin the party. Former NFL head coach and broadcasting legend John Madden apparently was not a big fan of Will Ferrell’s tour around the Cactus League yesterday, in which he played all nine positions for 10 different teams in five games throughout Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Derek MacKenzie

When you play on the fourth line, it’s always nice to be able to chip in some goals. That’s what Florida Panthers’ Derek MacKenzie did Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets. With time winding down in the first period MacKenzie took a stellar pass from Dave Bolland and while diving to try and get his stick on the puck, chipped it up and over Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Derek MacKenzie dives to score a great goal

It’s not often you see a hockey player intentionally leave his feet to score a goal, but that’s exactly what Derek MacKenzie did against the Jets. MacKenzie’s dive is impressive enough, but Dave Bolland’s blind pass deserves some praise too. The post Video: Derek MacKenzie dives to score a great goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers holding public tryouts for practice goalie

After the Florida Panthers ran out of goaltenders the other night, the team announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day. Both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, forcing 41-year-old goalie coach Robb Tallas to take over the netminding duties. So any hockey fan who wants...
Via The Other Paper
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Pirri a sharp shooter for Panthers

Brandon Pirri has been on a tear recently. Since his latest return from injury, he has scored four goals in four games and recorded nineteen shots on goal. Going back before this latest injury, he had ten goals in thirteen games. The Florida Panthers have been crying out for a sniper, and it looks like they […] The post Brandon Pirri a sharp shooter for Panthers appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Call Up Two Goalies To Replace Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya

SUNRISE, Fla. — Dan Ellis has not logged a single minute in the NHL all season. And he might now be the key to the Florida Panthers’ postseason hopes. The Panthers will be without goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya for at least one game and possibly longer after both got hurt against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, setting off a chain...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Robb Tallas suits up for Panthers in emergency situation (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltending coach Robb Tallas signed a 1-day contract and suited up to play Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an emergency situation. Starting goalie Roberto Luongo was hit by a puck in the neck area in the first period and did not come out after the first intermission. Backup Al Montoya...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphic: Jaromir Jagr’s career stats are better than every Panther combined

Jaromir Jagr’s storied NHL career has now taken him to the Florida Panthers. The move was met with a ton of jokes and stats, such as the fact Jagr entered the NHL before the Panthers were even established. Well, here’s another fun comparison. Jagr’s career numbers are pretty much better than the career numbers for the entire Panthers’ roster. Combined. Need proof? The graphic...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers aren’t planning to trade away their young talent

The Florida Panthers are on the fringe of the playoff picture and they have their young talent to thank for the fact they’re in a position to compete for a postseason berth. That young talent has caught the eye of teams around the NHL and these clubs are hoping that they may be able pry some young skill out of the Sunshine State. Would the Panthers be willing to deal some of their...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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