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Panthers owners write letter committing team to South Florida

The owners of the Florida Panthers say the team isn't going anywhere. In an open letter to fans Wednesday, co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu refuted recent relocation talks while reaffirming their commitment to bring a Stanley Cup to South Florida. "Despite media speculation to the contrary, we have no plans or intentions to move this franchise," Viola and Cifu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Owners End Speculation They May Be Moving

An Open Letter To Their Fans... As we close in on the one-year anniversary of our ownership of the Florida Panthers, we want to reiterate our commitment to Broward County, South Florida and our Panthers fans and business partners. As we said at the press conference when we bought the team, we view ourselves as stewards of the team for the community and our plan is to build an organization...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Depth breeds training camp competition for Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers players are preparing for battle. The prize? A future in Sunrise. With a mixture of budding young talent and veteran free agent signings, roster spots will no longer be handed to the most affordable option. Players will be forced to battle for every inch knowing that the numbers in their contract won't outweigh those in the stat sheet. No player is above the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preds falter to Panthers, fall to 1-1-0 in rookie tournament

Two down, one to go. The Nashville Predators continued their strong play in the rookie tournament but fell to the Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Sunday night. In a reversal from yesterday, Rob Madore started between the pipes for Nashville and Magnus Hellberg played the second half. Madore turned aside six of seven shots while Hellberg stopped 13 of the 14 he faced. Over the past 24...
Via Section 303
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers prospects understand importance of strong showing in camp

They may only be exhibition games, but for Florida Panthers prospects the upcoming rookie tournament in Nashville might as well be the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For each of the 26 players in attendance, the four-team tournament will pose different challenges and yield various rewards. With only a week to plead their cases to coaches and management, one impressive game or moment during...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Vincent Trocheck hopes to force Panthers to keep him on opening-night roster

Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim, a first-round draft pick in 2002, certainly will never forget his first rookie camp with the Islanders. "I remember in the first [rookie] game against Philadelphia we had eight fights in the first five minutes,'' laughed Bergenheim, who along with several veterans have already begun to hold informal practices at the team's training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Champion Colby Cohen Leaves Nottingham

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Colby Cohen has left the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers after finishing a short-term contract with the club. Cohen, a second round draft pick of the Avalanche back in 2007, joined the Panthers prior to Lthe season after Cody Wild went down with an injury. A Stanley Cup champion with the Bruins, Cohen played a combined seven games between Porin Ässät...
Via The Hockey House
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers, No. 1 Pick Aaron Ekblad Agree To Three-Year Contract

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers and No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced the deal Wednesday, eight days before Ekblad will begin competing at Florida’s annual camp for prospects. Ekblad was the Ontario Hockey League’s top defenseman last season, with 23 goals and 53 points...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton skates in Panthers gear at Bruins practice

Here’s a preview of what it will look like when Shawn Thornton officially takes the ice for the Florida Panthers this season. Thornton joined a handful of Bruins for a practice session, sporting his new uniform. These scenes are pretty common heading into camp as players participate in whichever practice is closest to them, but it’s still a bit odd seeing Thornton with his old...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton Skates At Bruins’ Captains’ Practice Wearing Panthers Gear (Photos)

Boston Bruins fans got their first look on Tuesday at what life without Shawn Thornton might look like — well, sort of. Thornton is still in the Boston area, and he was on the ice Tuesday morning at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., where he skated with a handful of ex-teammates at Bruins captains’ practice. The veteran enforcer wasn’t wearing any black and gold or a spoked...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

First pics of Shawn Thornton in Panthers gear are heartbreaking…

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Bruins hockey has informally started. Captain’s Practice is taking place today, and along with some of the Bruins on the ice is future Hall of Famer Hall Gill and DOY’s Patron Saint Shawn Thornton. Thornton was sporting his Florida Panthers gear, breaking our little blogger hearts. Thornton in his new colors. pic.twitter.com/i4HE0z5sdj — Joe McDonald ...
Via Days of Y'Orr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo’s take on leaked celeb photos

The Internet practically exploded this weekend as hundreds of celebrity photos were leaked out. Of course, the one we’ve all been waiting for hasn’t surfaced. Thankfully, Roberto Luongo clears up that mystery. Guys I know it's getting frustrating but bare with me, my nudes will be leaked shortly……. — Strombone (@strombone1) September 1, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Florida Panthers C 1. Aleksander Barkov  2. Nick Bjugstad  3. Dave Bolland  4. Derek MacKenzie  5. Brandon Pirri  L 1. Jussi Jokinen  2. Jonathan Huberdeau  3. Tomas Fleischmann  4. Sean Bergenheim  R 1. Brad Boyes  2. Scottie Upshall ...

Aaron Ekbland Ready For Florida Panthers Training Camp

from John Chidley-Hill of the Globe and Mail, Aaron Ekblad is getting back to work. The first overall draft pick of the Florida Panthers said on Saturday he’s free of any concussion-like symptoms less than three weeks after he took a hard hit in a world junior exhibition game. “The concussion is perfectly, completely gone. I feel great,” said Ekblad. “I’ve...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad injured in exhibition game

The Florida Panthers are left holding their breath after an injury to top-prospect Aaron Ekblad on Tuesday night. Ekblad, the Panthers' first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, suffered what is currently being described as an upper-body injury during Canada's 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic. The game was part of Canada's under-20 summer development camp for World...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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