Panthers Rumors & News

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Panthers to interview Bob Boughner for head coaching job

    TSN "The Florida Panthers will interview Bob Boughner about their vacant head coaching job, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The Panthers got permission from the San Jose Sharks to speak to Boughner earlier this month. Boughner, 46, has been an assistant coach under Pete DeBoer in..." May 24

  • Report: Panthers waiting to interview Housley

    TSN "The Florida Panthers head coaching slot could remain vacant for another three weeks, if general manager Dale Tallon is set on speaking to the final name on his short list. According to Harvey Fialkov of the Florida Sun Sentinel, the team is waiting to interview Nashville Predators assistant..." May 24

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Panthers to interview Reirden for head coach

    TSN "Washington Capitals associate head coach Todd Reirden is the latest to join the Florida Panthers' list of head coaching candidates. TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reports Reirden, who is also a potential candidate for the Buffalo Sabres' head coach opening, will have an interview..." May 15

  • Therrien gets second interview in Florida

    Pro Hockey Talk "Leading candidates are starting to emerge in the Panthers’ head coaching search. After Denver University bench boss Jim Montgomery had a second interview for the job, former Habs head coach Michel Therrien is reportedly being brought back for another as well, per the Miami Herald. This..." May 10

  • 8 potential sign-and-trade destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Sportsnet "With the countdown to NHL’s unrestricted free agency lacking some of the zip of last year’s Stamkos Watch, the introduction of a potential Ilya Kovalchuk bidding war provides a welcome wrinkle to the hockey off-season. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero confirmed with Kovalchuk’s..." May 10

  • Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Progressing well, avoids back surgery

    CBS Sports "Barkov (back) is making positive strides in his rehab, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports, adding that the center won't require surgery and is already preparing for next season. Though he missed 21 games, Barkov was a force to be reckoned with when he did play -- he fashioned 52 points,..." May 07

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • Panthers get permission to speak to Sharks' Boughner

    TSN "The Florida Panthers have been given permission from the San Jose Sharks to speak to Bob Boughner about their vacant head coaching job, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Boughner, 46, has been an assistant coach under Pete DeBoer in San Jose for the past two seasons. Before..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • Panthers to talk extension with Jagr’s agent this week

    Sun Sentinel "Although the underachieving Florida Panthers are watching the Stanley Cup playoffs instead of participating in them, general manager Dale Tallon believes the talent-laden, youthful roster only needs a few tweaks to get back on the winning track. While Tallon is busy interviewing coaching..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Therrien among candidates interviewing for Panthers coaching job

    Sportsnet "Former Montreal Canadiens bench boss Michel Therrien is among candidates interviewing for the Florida Panthers’ vacant head coaching job, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels. Therrien was fired on Feb. 14 by the Canadiens, who immediately replaced him with Claude Julien. He was in the fifth..." May 01

  • John Madden may reunite with Gallant in Vegas

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gerard Gallant may have a familiar face with him behind the Golden Knights’ bench next season. Per the Columbus Dispatch, John Madden — currently the head coach of the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate in Cleveland — has drawn interest from Vegas to become Gallant’s assistant. The two have worked..." May 01

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Wants Sign-And-Trade To NYC Or Florida

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As reported last week, Russian veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who has played the last four years in the KHL, wants to return to the NHL next year. The 34-year-old wing now says he would like a sign-and-trade out of New Jersey, according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. It was also tweeted by..." May 01

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Panthers looking for ‘modern day guy’ as next head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are just two coaching vacancies left — in Buffalo and Florida, respectively — and on Thursday, Panthers GM Dale Tallon outlined what the club is looking for in its next bench boss. “We’re looking for a modern day guy, a good communicator and a good teacher,” Tallon said, per WQAM radio...." April 27

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Panthers re-name Dale Tallon as GM; Tom Rowe to remain with team

    Sportsnet "Dale Tallon has been re-named general manager of the Florida Panthers, the team announced Monday morning. The club also announced outgoing GM and interim head coach Tom Rowe will remain with the franchise as a “special advisor” to Tallon. More to come…" April 10

  • Panthers end season by shutting out Caps

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals accomplished what they set out to in the final game of the regular season. They played it without anybody getting hurt. James Reimer stopped 38 shots for his second shutout in two days, and the Florida Panthers defeated the Capitals 2-0 on Sunday..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Shawn Thornton throws skates in trash after final NHL game

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "There were goodies and giveaways on Fan Appreciation Night. Most of all, the Panthers’ home finale Saturday was about goodbyes. Foremost and fondest was veteran enforcer Shawn Thornton playing in his 705th and final NHL game with family and friends watching from a private suite at the BB&T..." April 09

  • Huberdeau scores twice; Panthers win Thornton's final game

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- From the perspective of the Florida Panthers, who were playing their final home game of the season, this was a bittersweet goodbye to their fans. Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and James Reimer posted his second shutout of the season as Florida defeated the Buffalo Sabres..." April 08

  • Blues improve playoff position with win in Florida

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Third place is important to the St. Louis Blues. That was made clear Thursday night as Patrik Berglund scored the go-ahead goal with 9:23 remaining in the third period to lead St. Louis to a 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. With two games remaining..." April 06

  • Five players to watch in the NCAA Frozen Four

    Sportsnet "Now that the NCCA men’s basketball championship has been decided, it’s time to move on to the next one. No, the American college hockey Frozen Four doesn’t get nearly the attention that its winter sport counterpart does. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t stories to follow or players to keep an..." April 06

  • Tom Rowe takes blame; praises passion of disgruntled Panthers fans

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Tom Rowe didn’t take offense to the sentiment on a banner calling for his firing that was pulled by a plane flying around the BB&T Center on Monday. The embattled Florida Panthers interim coach even saw humor in it, and interjected some of his own Wednesday. The banner read: Rowe must go!..." April 06

  • Panthers assistant GM won’t confirm Rowe is out

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers assistant co-general manager Eric Joyce filled in for interim coach Tom Rowe on his weekly spot on the “Joe Rose Show” on WQAM-560 Wednesday morning, but he wouldn’t confirm or deny whether Rowe will be relieved of his coaching duties after the season, as the Sun Sentinel reported on..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • Disappointing Panthers look to future, must play for pride in final week of season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Four, three, two, one … Yes, the Florida Panthers must play them out, the remaining games, much as they might like to get a start on pursuing Northern pike in some cool, clear lake by their favorite summer retreat. This season is a lost cause, but there is a future to audition for during the..." April 04

  • Tom Rowe not expected to return as coach of Florida Panthers

    Miami Herald "Tom Rowe of the Florida Panthers was the latest local coach to have his employment status questioned by a banner plane flying high over a South Florida sports venue. Before Monday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, a plane circled BB&T Center in Sunrise towing the message: ‘Rowe must go!..." April 04

  • Jagr will wait to decide future

    Miami Herald "Jaromir Jagr said on Monday he was going to wait until the official end of this season before he decides what his future plans entail. For three other prominent members of the Florida Panthers, their immediate future may have already been taken care of. As Jagr contemplates another NHL..." April 04

  • Canadiens clinch division with win over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The 24-time Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens, with a past that qualifies them as hockey royalty, didn't even make the playoffs last year. Now they are back after clinching the Atlantic Division title with a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night at the..." April 03

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Krejci, Rask help Bruins complete sweep of Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- If the Boston Bruins hang on and end their two-year absence from the playoffs, they can look at the season series with the Florida Panthers as the thing that got them back to the postseason fun. The Bruins, keeping pace in their scramble for a playoff berth, completed a sweep of..." April 01

  • Shawn Thornton thinks Alexei Emelin is ‘what’s wrong with the league’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thursday’s game between the Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens got a little chippy after Alexei Emelin delivered a hit on Derek McKenzie. McKenzie’s teammate, Shawn Thornton, was on the ice and saw it all happen. As you’d expect, Thornton took exception to Emelin’s hit, and he went after..." March 31

  • Habs clinch, Panthers eliminated from playoff contention

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Between injury and offensive woes, Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher is not enjoying the easiest of seasons. But as the season winds down, the struggles appear to be in the past. Gallagher enjoyed a career night, with a goal and three assists, to send the..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • Rowe suggests core Panthers could be moved

    TSN "The Florida Panthers have fallen out of the Eastern Conference playoff race and Tom Rowe suggested Tuesday changes could come this offseason. Speaking ahead of Tuesday's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rowe ripped his team's Monday night effort in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres and said..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Panthers’ James Reimer leaves game with apparent injury

    Fanrag Sports "Florida Panthers netminder James Reimer sustained an injury during the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He skated off the ice into locker room under his own power, but had to be replaced in the crease by Reto Berra. Reimer left with a 2-0 deficit. It took a while..." March 29