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  • Florida Panthers Sign Brady Keeper

    Litter Box Cats "The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Brady Keeper on a two-year, entry-level contract. ”Brady is a promising puck-moving defenseman who possesses strong offensive instincts and plays a physical game,” said GM Dale Tallon. “He has been a leader..." March 18

  • Panthers, Islanders Expected To Be Active This Off-Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the New York Islanders sitting in second place in the Metropolitan Division and the Florida Panthers not yet out of postseason contention, eight points back of the final wild card slot with a game in hand, fans are not yet looking toward next season with plenty of meaningful games left..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Push for the Playoffs: Can the Florida Panthers pull off the impossible?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We can agree to file this one under ‘Long Shots,’ but the Florida Panthers have a spark at the moment. Yes, they are eight points back. Yes, that’s a pile of points to overcome in 11 remaining games. Yes, their odds resemble that of a snowball’s chance in hell..." March 17

  • Mike Hoffman just had to have banner mocking his ‘hours’ with Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every now and then, a player will “join” a team via a trade, only to never play a game with that team before being traded again. It’s part of the process during three-team trades, whether they’re official or unofficial, so that was the case with Mike Hoffman..." March 16

  • Panthers' Aleksander Barkov sets Panthers record in win

    CBS Sports "Barkov notched five assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild. The 23-year-old also added two shots, a hit and a plus-5 rating to his ledger, and incredibly, Barkov had a sixth helper wiped off the board when Aaron Ekblad's first-period goal got..." March 09

  • Panthers Agree to Terms with Serron Noel on 3-Year, Entry-Level Contract "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Serron Noel on a three-year, entry-level contract. "Serron is a highly skilled, hard-working, young player who we believe has the..." March 08

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Panthers were wise not to blow things up at trade deadline

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s face it. Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon has earned the criticisms he’s absorbed over the years. The blunders surrounding moves like shedding both Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith are well-documented, and the critiques are very much justified. With..." March 02

  • Panthers recall goaltender Samuel Montembeault

    Litter Box Cats "The Florida Panthers have recalled goaltender Samuel Montembeault from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds on an emergency basis. Montembeault, 22, has appeared in 37 games for Springfield, owning a 13-14-8 record, a 3.16 goals..." March 01

  • Florida Panthers Tried To Acquire Mark Stone

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers have cleared a large amount of cap room this season by trading away players like Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann, and many have speculated that they’ll use it in free agency on targets like Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. While that..." February 26

  • Penguins acquire defenseman Chris Wideman from Panthers for Jean-Sebastien Dea

    PensBurgh "After news hit of the (questionable) trade for Erik Gudbranson, Jim Rutherford wasn’t finished, cutting a deal with the Florida Panthers to bring in another right-handed defenseman in Chris Wideman for Wilkes-Barre Scranton regular Jean-Sebastien Dea. " February 25

  • Avalanche acquire Derick Brassard from Panthers

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Derick Brassard from the Florida Panthers according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.  D. Brassard traded to Colorado — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger)..." February 25

  • Panthers acquire young forward Cliff Pu from Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations

    Fox Sports Florida "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Cliff Pu from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations. Pu will report to Florida’s American Hockey League..." February 25

  • Islanders, Panthers, Sabres Sign Minor League Goaltenders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Several teams have fortified their depth in net before the NHL Trade Deadline, which also acts as a deadline for players to sign and be postseason-eligible. The New York Islanders have signed Jeremy Smith, the Florida Panthers have signed Chris Driedger, and the Buffalo..." February 24

  • Panthers Sign Vatrano to Extension

    The Hockey Writers "The Florida Panthers and Frank Vatrano have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that carries an annual average value of $2.53 million, Renaud Lavoie is reporting. Vatrano was set to be a restricted free agent on July 1. An undrafted free agent from East Longmeadow,..." February 24

  • Luongo ties Belfour on all-time wins list "Roberto Luongo tied Ed Belfour for third place in NHL history with his 484th victory when the Florida Panthers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-1 at BB&T Center on Saturday. Luongo, starting for the first time in five games after spending time on the bereavement list, made 18..." February 24

  • Sharks trade forward Vincent Praplan to Panthers

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Barracuda announced that they have traded forward Vincent Praplan to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. Praplan will report to the Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. In 27 games with the Barracuda this season,..." February 22

  • Mike Hoffman Asked To Submit No-Trade List

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers have already traded away Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann in an attempt to clear some salary off their books moving forward, and are at least preparing to do it again if the need arises. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic tweets that Mike Hoffman has been asked to submit his..." February 21

  • Report: Rangers and Islanders Among 4 Teams on Artemi Panarin's Wish List

    12 Up "The NHL trade deadline is right around the corner. With many contenders looking to make a move, there is no bigger name available right now than Artemi Panarin.  You may think the Blue Jackets should keep the talented winger but all signs point to him moving on. He will..." February 21

  • San Jose Sharks claim enforcer off waiver wire

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks have claimed forward Micheal Haley off of waivers. Haley, who played in the Sharks organization 2014-2017, from was placed on waivers Tuesday by the Florida Panthers. This season, Haley has three goals and 30 penalty minutes in 24 games. Haley, 32, was a favorite..." February 20

  • Duchene, Panarin among players to watch before Trade Deadline "Here are a few players to watch before the deadline comes, listed in alphabetical order:   Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: The two-time Vezina Trophy winner can be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has refused to discuss a new contract. Despite..." February 18

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Panthers place MacKenzie Weegar on IR, activate Jayce Hawryluk

    Yardbarker "Rookie forward Jayce Hawryluk has returned from a stint on the injured reserve at the earliest possible date after being sidelined early last week. Unfortunately, in announcing his activation, the Florida Panthers also noted that defenseman MacKenzie Weegar is headed for his own stretch on..." February 14

  • Trading Huberdeau could go very, very wrong for Panthers

    Pro Hockey Talk "History is already repeating itself in an unpleasant way for the Florida Panthers, as they look all but certain to miss the playoffs for the 16th time in 18 seasons. You almost have to try to fail enough not to win a playoff series since 1995-96. The good news is that the..." February 13

  • 'Slim' chance Panthers trade for Bobrovsky before deadline

    The Score "The Florida Panthers' chances of trading for Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the Feb. 25 deadline are "slim," a source told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The Panthers did inquire about the netminder, but the asking price was too high..." February 06

  • Panthers interested in trade, 8-year extension for Bobrovsky

    The Score "It seems increasingly likely the Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets may pull off a blockbuster deal. The Panthers are interested in trading for goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and will entice him with a potential eight-year contract extension, reports Larry Brooks of the New York..." February 04

  • Panthers likely to trade recently-acquired Brassard before deadline

    Sportsnet "Derick Brassard hasn’t been a member of the Florida Panthers very long and he might want to keep his suitcase packed. Brassard was traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Panthers on Friday, along with fellowing pending unrestricted free agent Riley Sheahan, in exchange for..." February 03

  • Panthers hope to take a run at Panarin, Bobrovsky

    The Score "Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon might have made Friday's trade with his eyes set on bigger moves. The Panthers hope to take a run at Columbus Blue Jackets stars Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Inquiring about the two pending..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • Penguins acquire Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann from Panthers

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2019 fourth-round pick.

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • The Panthers are hoping to carry their momentum into the second half. This is what’s next

    Miami Herald "We’ve reached the NHL All-Star break, and the Florida Panthers have been a disappointment, sitting 10 points out of the eighth and final playoff spot currently held by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Panthers (20-20-8) have 48 points, and they would need to leapfrog three other..." January 25

  • Vincent Trocheck Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers are about to get back a huge part of their team, as Vincent Trocheck has been activated from injured reserve. Trocheck wasn’t expected back until after the upcoming All-Star break, but could be in the lineup tonight when the Panthers take on the Toronto Maple Leafs...." January 18

  • Panthers' Vincent Trocheck nearing return

    TSN "Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck is nearing a return from the scary injury he suffered to his right leg back in November according to head coach Bob Boughner.  Boughner said Thursday that Trocheck could jump into game action as of right now, but the..." January 17

  • Panthers Willing To Trade Mark Pysyk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Earlier today, it was reported that the Panthers are willing to deal defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich.  It turns out that he’s not the only rearguard that can be had.  In his latest 31 Thoughts column, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." January 17

  • NHL suspends Canadiens' Paul Byron for three games

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens won’t have Paul Byron in the lineup when they play the Blue Jackets Friday night in Columbus (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio). Byron also won’t be able to play Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre or next Wednesday night when..." January 16

  • Florida Panthers Make Bogdan Kiselevich Available For Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It looked like the Florida Panthers were getting an inexpensive depth addition for a potential playoff run when they convinced KHL veteran Bogdan Kiselevich to come to North America last summer. The 28-year old defenseman had been an excellent player for years, suiting up at the World..." January 16

  • Paul Byron to have hearing for hit on Mackenzie Weegar

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron will have a hearing Wednesday with the league's Department of Player Safety for charging Florida Panthers defenceman Mackenzie Weegar on Tuesday night. Byron picked up a two-minute minor penalty for charging in the second period..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Will the Blue Jackets trade Sergei Bobrovsky? Here are six potential landing spots for the veteran goalie

    CBS Sports "Some surprising news came out Columbus on Thursday afternoon when the Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would be absent from the team during their game against the Nashville Predators. There wasn't a lot of information given with that announcement, but the language of..." January 10

  • Panthers' Chris Wideman: Hits waivers after Panthers debut

    CBS Sports "The Panthers waived Wideman on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Wideman made his Panthers debut Saturday after being traded from the Oilers along with a third-round pick in exchange for Alex Petrovic. " January 06

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Oilers acquire Petrovic from Panthers for Wideman

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Alex Petrovic from the Florida Panthers for defenceman Chris Wideman and a 2019 conditional third-round draft pick, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Petrovic, 26, has one assist over 26 games this season with the Panthers, his..." December 30

  • Panthers trade G Michael Hutchinson to Maple Leafs

    Litter Box Cats "In a bit of a surprising move the Florida Panthers announced today that the club has acquired a 2020 fifth-round draft pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for goaltender Michael Hutchinson. Hutchinson, 28, appeared in four games with Florida owning a 1-1-2 record, 4.18 goals..." December 29

  • Will Domi have to answer for preseason sucker punch on Ekblad?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The preseason feels like it was ages ago, but don’t be surprised if the Florida Panthers haven’t completely forgotten about it. On Friday night, the Panthers and Montreal Canadiens will go head-to-head for the first time since Max Domi split Aaron Ekblad open with a sucker punch in..." December 28

  • Stop asking if Barkov is underrated and start wondering where he ranks among league’s best

    The Hockey News "Hey everybody, 2016 called and it wants you to stop asking whether Aleksander Barkov is underrated. As Mike Babcock pointed out, Barkov does not ply his trade in the Center of the Hockey Universe™, so the fan identification and appreciation might be lacking. But the question is no longer..." December 21