Wednesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

Brittain, Schemitsch advance in ECHL playoffs Happy Hump Day, Florida Panthers fans! Let’s get to the organizational stuff first this morning. Congratulations to prospects Sam Brittain and Thomas Schemitsch, who are moving on to the second round of the ECHL playoffs. Brittain made 26 saves and Schemitsch had two assists in the Manchester Monarchs 6-5 overtime win over the Adirondack...
Via Little Box Cats
19 hours ago

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Sunrise Circus Finally Over?

This past Monday, the epic saga that is the Florida Panthers added yet another chapter. General manager and interim head coach Tom Rowe was relieved of his duties, shuffled to an advisory role in the Cats’ front office. Taking his place in the GM role is president of hockey operations – and the guy who was GM in the first place, Dale Tallon. Thus ends one of the most enduring...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Report: Gerard Gallant will be the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly found their coach. According to reliable TSN reporter Darren Dreger, Gerard Gallant will be the first head coach of the Golden Knights. Gallant wasn’t out of work long.After two full seasons with the Florida Panthers, the 53-year-old was fired just 21 games into the season after the Panthers won just 11 of their first 21...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers reinstate Dale Tallon as general manager

Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/4: Tar Heels zigged the Zags

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading after fouling out in last night's championship. Happy birthday today to Ben Gordon, Roberto Luongo and Jack Del Rio. On this date in 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game in the NBA. Daily brain workoutName every...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr wants to return to the Florida Panthers, but should they want him back?

Jaromir Jagr is immortal, eternal, and amazing. He’s 45-years old and still trucking along for the Florida Panthers, and, despite his advanced age, has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s now the NHL’s second all time leading scorer, its leading scorer beyond age 40, third in goals, and continuing his amazing play for a Panthers team that has had an entirely miserable season...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Rowe is the Florida Panthers’ biggest problem

Just a couple of days before the Florida Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Tom Rowe called out the team’s core players for underperforming after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Rowe told the Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “Just because guys… have contracts, doesn’t mean they can’t be traded either.” With that comment, Rowe put the blame on...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers owner part of Florida Derby win

Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the Florida Panthers’ coach next season?

The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Trade deadline move too little, too late for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Panthers back in playoff picture following perfect road trip

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The plan for the Florida Panthers over the last few weeks was about as basic as possible. Hang around the periphery of the playoff race until injured stars Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov healed, then try to make a run. Huberdeau is back. Barkov is back. Voila! The Panthers are back in the postseason mix. Winners in eight of their last nine games -...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Panthers coach calls Luongo “the most unlucky goalie I think I’ve ever been around”

Roberto Luongo has had a rough go of things in net for the Florida Panthers as of late. Head coach Tom Rowe believes his struggles have amounted to one thing: Being unlucky. Luongo has allowed 32 goals in his last nine games, including 11 in his last three. On Wednesday night in San Jose, Luongo gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 6-5 OT win. Rowe didn’t criticize Luongo for his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Video: Jagr fakes out Gibson, scores an awesome goal

If you’re wondering whether or not Jaromir Jagr still has what it takes to hold his own in the NHL, watch the goal he scored on John Gibson on Friday night. After scooping up a loose puck the Ducks gifted to the veteran in their own zone, Jagr found himself standing all alone in front of Gibson’s crease. He then pulled out a series of nasty dekes to pull Gibson out of his skates...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

45-year-old Jaromir Jagr just made a ridiculous play to score his 760th career goal

On Wednesday, Jaromir Jagr became the second player in NHL history to reach 1,900 career points, and did so on his 45th (!) birthday: And on Friday night during the Panthers-Ducks game in Anaheim, Jagr made a play that would be an incredible play for any hockey player, but especially a dude that is 45 years old. Watch Jagr striaght-up take the puck away from Anaheim’s Josh Manson...
Via The Comeback
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman is gambling with the future of the NHL

The 2017-18 NHL season will begin with the addition of its first expansion team since 2000. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are joining the league as the first major professional sports team of the four major leagues to play in Sin City.Generally, one doesn’t go to Vegas to watch sports in person unless you are a fan of the teams that play for UNLV or want to attend the occasional...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars score on themselves during delayed penalty

The Dallas Stars haven’t had a very good season. On Thursday, things got a bit worse.Jiri Hudler accidentally scored on his own net after attempting a drop-pass during a delayed penalty. It’s a hockey player’s nightmare. Woof. How often do you see that?When things don’t go well in the NHL, sometimes they really, really don’t go well. There’s no telling what will happen...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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