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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Florida Panthers Agree To Terms With Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers officially have agreed to terms with Dryden Hunt, Thomas Schemitsch and Jayce Hawryluk on one-year two-way contracts. Hawryluk’s agreement had been previously reported, with CapFriendly noting that he had accepted his qualifying offer worth $874K in the NHL. The..." July 17

  • Panthers Re-Sign Samuel Montembeault And Jayce Hawryluk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Panthers have re-signed two of their remaining restricted free agents as goaltender Samuel Montembeault has signed a one-year, two-way deal, CapFriendly reports.  The contract is worth his qualifying offer of just over $708K in the NHL and $70K in the AHL. ..." July 16

  • Panthers view Sergei Bobrovsky signing as needed element for return to playoffs "The Florida Panthers made one of the biggest splashes this offseason when they signed free agent goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year contract. Landing the two-time Vezina Trophy winner (2013, 2017) not only gave Florida a top-flight goalie, it was another sign of how committed..." July 15

  • Florida Panthers Agree To Terms With Anthony Greco, Dominic Toninato

    Our Sports Central "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Anthony Greco and forward Dominic Toninato on one-year, two-way contracts. Greco, 25, appeared in one game with Florida, making his NHL..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Spencer Knight won't be rushed by Panthers with Sergei Bobrovsky on board "Spencer Knight became the first goalie chosen in the 2019 NHL Draft when the Florida Panthers selected him with the No. 13 pick, but that doesn't mean he's going to be rushed to the NHL. Quite the opposite. The Panthers signed two-time Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky to..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Panthers Agree to Terms with Jake Massie on 2-Year, Entry-Level Contract "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Jake Massie on a two-year, entry-level contract. Massie, 22, appeared in 30 games with the University of Vermont, recording..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Florida Panthers signings look good short term, but there is cause for future concern

    Litter Box Cats "From a fan’s perspective, the Florida Panthers have been one of the most frustrating NHL teams to follow over the past decade. Dale Tallon’s arrival in 2010 signaled a new era for the team, with the architect of the Stanley Cup winning Chicago..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Sergei Bobrovsky on 7-Year Contract "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on a seven-year contract. "Sergei is an elite starting goaltender who has consistently proven to be one of the best..." July 01

  • Panthers expected to sign Anton Stralman to three-year, $16.5 million deal

    Yardbarker "The Panthers are set to make a splash on the back end.  Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that they are set to sign defenseman Anton Stralman to a three-year, $16.5M contract. The 32-year-old missed 29 games due to injuries last season, but it..." July 01

  • Report: Noel Acciari to sign with the Florida Panthers

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Not an offensive player, but a guy who provided a big physical presence on the fourth line is gone. This leaves the opportunity for someone from Providence to come in or for Don Sweeney to sign another player today but he will be missed on an energetic merlot line! " July 01

  • Report: 'All signs' pointing to Brett Connolly signing with Panthers

    The Score "All signs reportedly point to free-agent forward Brett Connolly inking a four-year contract with the Florida Panthers when free agency begins Monday, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Connolly's name has been circling the rumor mill over the past week,..." June 30

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Panthers trade James Reimer to Hurricanes for Scott Darling, 6th-round pick

    The Score "The Florida Panthers have traded goaltender James Reimer to the Carolina Hurricanesin exchange for netminder Scott Darling and a sixth-round pick in 2020, the teams announced Sunday. Florida will buy out the final two seasons of..." June 30

  • Could Roberto Luongo’s retirement, cap penalty actually help the Canucks?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Hear me out here. Prior to Roberto Luongo’s retirement announcement earlier this week, the Vancouver Canucks were readying, reportedly, a very large (and very ridiculous) offer to free agent defenseman Tyler Myers. Then the Luongo announcement came. And with him not..." June 29

  • Florida Panthers Acquire Forward Dominic Toninato from Colorado Avalanche "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired forward Dominic Toninato from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Jacob MacDonald. Toninato, 25, appeared in two games with the Avalanche and..." June 29

  • Report: Panthers 'working hard' to trade James Reimer

    The Score "The Florida Panthers are reportedly "working hard" to trade goaltender James Reimer, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Reimer, who is signed for two more years at a $3.4-million cap hit, is the club's only goalie under contract after Roberto Luongo's retirement..." June 28

  • Panthers' Joel Quenneville: Returning to Chicago will be 'a special moment'

    The Score "Aside from a tailgating appearance at a Chicago Bears game that went viral, Joel Quenneville kept a low profile between the time he was fired by the Chicago Blackhawks last November and hired by the Florida Panthers in April. However, he recently opened up about his decade-long run in..." June 27

  • Panthers’ Roberto Luongo announces retirement after 19 seasons

    Sportsnet "Longtime goaltender Roberto Luongo has announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the NHL. He made the announcement himself via Twitter on Wednesday. I’ve decided to take my talents to a..." June 26

  • Roberto Luongo retires, hitting Canucks with $3M cap recapture penalty

    TSN "Louuuuu, for the win. Roberto Luongo has made the decision to retire, drawing a close to a colourful and Hall of Fame-worthy career between the pipes. He steps away after 19 seasons as the third winningest goaltender in NHL history with 489 victories. Luongo, 40, made..." June 26

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin meeting with Panthers on Monday

    Sporting News "The Panthers have two big meetings Monday. Blue Jackets free agents Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin are meeting with Florida on Monday, according to TSN. The team is prioritizing a goalie this offseason, but they'll take both players if they can get..." June 23

  • Florida Panthers Select Goaltender Spencer Knight 13th Overall "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that with the 13th pick of the 2019 Draft, the Panthers have selected goaltender Spencer Knight. "We are proud to have selected Spencer with the 13th overall pick of the 2019 NHL..." June 21

  • Florida Panthers gearing up to spend big on free-agent market

    Sportsnet "Dale Tallon has a message for impending free agents: Bring your sunscreen. The Florida Panthers general manager has more than $20 million of free cap space and he intends to put it to good use. The next step towards his ambitious July 1 starts when the free-agent interview..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Aleksander Barkov becomes second Florida Panther to win Lady Byng trophy

    South Florida Sun Sentinel "The Florida Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL annual awards show in Las Vegas. The trophy is given to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct..." June 20

  • Decision On Playing Future Coming Soon From Roberto Luongo

    TSN "TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli is reporting that the Florida Panthers are expecting to hear goaltender Roberto Luongo's intentions for next season in the coming days. Luongo has three options for the 2019-20 NHL season: play, retire or start the season on the long-term..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Panthers looking to trade James Reimer

    TSN "The Florida Panthers are working on a trade for goalie James Reimer, according to a report from The Athletic's George Richards and James Mirtle. Mirtle originally reported he expected the Panthers to trade or buy-out Reimer in the coming weeks as they pursue pending free agent..." June 15

  • Jay Bouwmeester finally won the Stanley Cup. Who are the other notable veterans seeking their first?

    The Hockey News "It took 764 career regular-season games with three teams for Jay Bouwmeester to finally make the playoffs. At 35, with 75 post-season games under his belt, Bouwmeester can finally call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Bouwmeester sat third in games played by an active player without a..." June 15

  • Panthers eye changes to roster, return to playoffs next season, GM says "The Florida Panthers have no excuses if they fail to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs next season.  "Make the playoffs, make the playoffs," general manager Dale Tallon told during the recent NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo. "That's our first goal and..." June 12

  • Florida Panthers Announce Full Coaching Staff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers will have a new group behind the bench next season, led by legendary coach Joel Quenneville. Beside him will be some familiar faces, as the team announced today that Mike Kitchen, Andrew Brunette and Derek MacKenzie will serve as..." June 04

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Rodrigo Abols on a 2-Year Contract "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with forward Rodrigo Abols on a two-year, entry-level contract. Abols, 23, appeared in 45 games with Orebro HK of the Swedish..." May 28

  • 12 NHL goalies potentially available through trade or free agency

    Sportsnet "The 2018-19 season was the year of the tandem netminder. The trend of having a 1A/1B situation in net opposed to a 65-game starter has been building for some time now and the merits of this strategy have been a defining aspect of the season. Two of the Vezina Trophy finalists started..." May 25

  • Maple Leafs hire Panthers Assistant Coach Paul McFarland

    Pension Plan Puppets "Thee Leafs already had one of their assistant coaching spots filled before D.J. Smith had really left: Paul McFarland, formerly of the Florida Panthers joins the Leafs staff, but he seems like he’s there to replace the yet to depart Jim Hiller, not the already gone..." May 24

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Panthers Agree to Terms with Aleksi Heponiemi on 3-Year Contract "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Aleksi Heponiemi on a three-year, entry-level contract beginning in the 2019-20 season. "We are thrilled to have agreed..." May 15