Panthers Rumors & News

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Florida Panthers unable to land goalie they wanted in trade, bring in two during second day of NHL Draft

    Miami Herald "The Panthers added two goalies on the second and final day of the NHL Draft in Sunrise. They just didn’t get the one they really wanted. General manager Dale Tallon said the Panthers were hot on a deal with the New York Rangers for goaltender Cam Talbot and were pretty confident they were..." June 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles get pick 147 from FLA for 2016 5th rounder

  • Florida Panthers pick left wing Lawson Crouse with 11th selection

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On Wednesday, Lawson Crouse was the only one of six highly touted draft prospects to belt a home run during batting practice at Marlins Park. On Friday evening, the Panthers believe they hit a home run when General Manager Dale Tallon gave the honor to Bill Torrey, the franchise’s original..." June 27

  • Rangers hold on to Talbot for now but Flames to turn up heat

    New York Post "So, Glen Sather was unable to parlay the interest in Cam Talbot into a first-round selection in the NHL draft that commenced with round one on Friday night. But that does not mean the Blueshirts’ general manager, whose backup netminder had drawn serious interest from six teams — the Flames,..." June 27

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.

  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Rookie Team "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Calder Trophy as rookie of the year goes to Aaron Ekblad.

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Maple Leafs acquire rights to Hyman from Panthers "The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to unsigned center Zach Hyman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers on Friday in exchange for center Greg McKegg. Hyman, 23, completed a four-year collegiate career with the University of Michigan by..." June 20

  • Panthers part with Kopecky, Upshall, focus on future

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "While looking ahead at what the Florida Panthers hope to add for the future in the upcoming NHL Draft, General Manager Dale Tallon said Thursday that the team will be cutting ties with some components of the recent past. Tallon said contract offers will not be made to any of the team's..." June 19

  • 5 possible trade destinations for Patrick Sharp

    The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Cam Talbot is a hot commodity. Edmtn, Cgy, SJ, Dallas + Florida have expressed interest. Multiple trade offers. First 3 most likely targets.

  • Panthers re-sign forward Brett Olson

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon re-signed minor league center Brett Olson to a one-year, two-way contract to provide front-end depth for the team's new AHL affiliate in Portland. The 6-foot Olson, 28, enjoyed a career-best 45 points (14 goals) in 78 games last season with the San Antonio..." May 30

  • Panthers' Montoya struggled to find rhythm as Luongo's backup

    Fox Sports Florida ""It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." An introduction famously penned by writer Charles Dickens in his classic novel "A Tale of Two Cities" and a fitting way to describe the season of Florida Panthers backup goaltender Al Montoya. In his first year with the Panthers, the..." May 28

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Panthers' Jagr announces end of international career…again

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, who is signed through next season, announced his retirement from international competition Sunday after the Czech Republic national team lost 3-0 to the United States in the bronze-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship at O2 Arena in..." May 18

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    Zdenek Janda @zdenek_janda

    Jaromir Jagr just confirmed that this was his last game for the Czech national team.. Legend. Thanks for everything!

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Brad Boyes remains consistent offensive threat for Panthers

    Fox Sports Florida "Although his best days are most certainly behind him, veteran Brad Boyes continues to be a model of offensive consistency for the Florida Panthers. The 33-year-old forward has crossed the 35-point plateau in each of the past three seasons and ranked fifth on the Panthers with 38 points in his..." May 03

  • Gaudreau, Ekblad, Stone named finalists for Calder; Forsberg left off ballot

    The Score "Three freshmen are over the final hurdle in the sprint toward the Calder Trophy. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Stone of the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, respectively, have been tabbed as the three finalists for the award handed out to the..." April 24

  • Hobey Baker finalist Hyman won’t sign with Florida

    Pro Hockey Talk "University of Michigan senior Zach Hyman — taken by Florida in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft — has informed the Panthers he won’t be signing an entry-level deal with the club. The move will allow Hyman to become an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 16, though the Panthers may trade..." April 21

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    Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers

    BREAKING: #FlaPanthers re-sign Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract.

  • Jaromir Jagr lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Devils in season finale

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On Fan Appreciation Night, the players gave the fans something to appreciate besides $50,000 worth of giveaways and the jerseys off their backs. They gave them hope for the future. After knocking off the disheveled Devils 3-2 Saturday night at the BB&T Center in a matchup of two teams heading..." April 12

  • Panthers re-sign Jagr to one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have re-signed Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract the club announced. In 20 games with the Panthers this season Jagr had six goals and 18 points. “Once he got here and he saw the talent, he’s really on board and he’s really excited,” said GM Dale Tallon. The..." April 12

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers D Erik Gudbranson left Thursday's game with upper body injury after going into boards; not at practice today doubtful for Sat.

  • Panthers avenge loss to Bruins in 4-2 victory to hurt Boston's playoff chances

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This one was about payback. All season long the Panthers have been chasing the Bruins for a wild-card berth, but were unable to do so after a heart-stomping 3-2 loss in Boston 10 days ago. While the Panthers were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs after Saturday's loss to the..." April 10

  • Jaromir Jagr moves into 4th place on NHL's all-time points list

    The Score "The legend grows in Florida. With a second-period assist on a goal scored by Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov, legendary forward Jaromir Jagr passed Ron Francis for fourth all-time in points with 1,799." April 10

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers D Erik Gudbranson out for remainder of #Bruins game w/ upper body injury

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Jaromir Jagr: Chances of re-signing with Panthers are 'pretty good'

    The Score "The oldest player in the NHL may play out the rest of his career in Florida. Jaromir Jagr appears to be leaning toward a return to the Panthers, as disclosed in a recent interview in his native country. Since joining the Panthers in late February, the 43-year-old has recorded five goals and..." April 07

  • 2nd period spurt lifts Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price made 25 saves as he posted his 42nd victory of the season. That ties the Montreal record for most wins, shared by Jacques Plante — he reached that total twice — and Ken Dryden. Solidifying lead: With the win, the Canadiens moved one step closer to a first-place finish in the..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Florida Panthers’ Brian Campbell takes pride in iron-man status

    Miami Herald "Over the past decade, the Panthers have had two defensemen who just refuse to take a night off. First it was Jay Bouwmeester, who played in 342 consecutive games before leaving the Panthers in 2009. Today, Brian Campbell holds the team’s “Iron Man” status. On Thursday, Campbell played in..." April 05

  • Luongo notches 400th win as Panthers rout Hurricanes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the first time this season, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant interrupted what he perceived as a listless morning skate Thursday at the BB&T Center and pulled his players to the corner of the rink for a stern chat. He noticed that they were deflated after Tuesday's gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to the..." April 03

  • Bruins defeat Panthers on late Lucic score, 3-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins and Florida Panthers both described it as a Game 7 setting prior to Tuesday night’s tilt, and it ended up living up to that level of intensity and effort. Milan Lucic scored late in the third period when he carried a puck inside the blue line through the entire Florida defense, and..." April 01

  • BC standout Matheson to sign with Panthers, forgo senior year

    SB Nation "Boston College junior captain Michael Matheson will forgo his senior season to sign with the Florida Panthers. The Montreal, Quebec native had three goals and 22 assists in 38 games played this season. A smooth-skating defenseman, Matheson has an incredible skill set and all the physical tools..." March 31

  • Julien on Panthers game: 'Almost like a Game 7 tonight'

    CSN New England "The Bruins jumped back on the ice Tuesday morning after an off-day on Monday, and now get ready for another game with heavy playoff implications as they get ready to host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. The B’s went through a full morning skate with Daniel Paille and Brett Connolly as the extra..." March 31

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    Harvey Fialkov @hfialkov

    At morning skate at Gaaaaaden...looks like Luongo will play tonight #flapanthers

  • Jagr, Ellis lead Panthers to clutch win over Senators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In their most important game of the season, the Florida Panthers found themselves without their most important player. Goalie Roberto Luongo had hoped to play both games vital to the Panthers' playoff hopes this weekend, but in Saturday's game at Montreal aggravated the shoulder injury that..." March 30

  • Jaromir Jagr to talk contract extension once season concludes

    Miami Herald "Florida general manager Dale Tallon said he met with Peter Svoboda, the agent for Jaromir Jagr and expressed the team's desire to sign the pending free agent for next season. Tallon said he and Svoboda spoke about a number of things and that a contract for Jagr isn't forthcoming with the team..." March 29

  • Panthers ink Gophers forward Kyle Rau to entry-level contract

    Fox Sports Florida "The Florida Panthers have signed University of Minnesota forward Kyle Rau to an entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday. "We are very pleased to have agreed to an entry level contract with Kyle," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. "He played extremely well at the..." March 29

  • Jaromir Jagr's agent will meet with Panthers to discuss contract "At 43 years old Jaromir Jagr is already the oldest player in the NHL and one of the oldest players in league history. And he doesn't seem to be ready to give it up. He could even be back with the Florida Panthers next season. According to a report from Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports on Friday..." March 28

  • F Nick Bjugstad Undergoes Successful Back Surgery "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that F Nick Bjugstad underwent successful surgery on his lower back today at the Mayo Sports Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will be out for the remainder of the regular season and a full recovery is..." March 28

  • Panthers' second-period surge buries Maple Leafs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers have taken their long-shot pursuit of a place in the playoffs to the cradle of hockey. Their aim to endure a rapid-fire four-city Northern tour in six days passed the first hurdle Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over the hapless Maple Leafs at Air Canada Center. Toronto native..." March 27