Panthers come up trumps in draft lottery

The Florida Panthers ended up as last year’s NHL draft lottery losers but the franchise were left delighted after seeing their number come up in this year’s draw. The Panthers upset the odds by climbing a place to earn the right to the top pick in the draft in June, handing the Buffalo Sabres another blow and continuing their run of not winning a number-one draft pick since 1997...
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Roberto Luongo live-tweets his untangling of daughter's toy

Roberto Luongo pretty much gave up on the prospect of playoffs when he was traded back to the Florida Panthers last month. So, with the Panthers now done for the summer, how has Bobby Lu been spending his offseason? Well, judging by the goalie’s always stellar Twitter account, it’s been pretty eventful so far. First, he took some time Tuesday night to live tweet the NHL draft...
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Roberto Luongo Live-Tweets His Struggle To Untangle Daughter’s Toy

The Florida Panthers did not make the playoffs this year, so that means Roberto Luongo gets to spend more time with his family. That also means that, instead of manning the pipes in Stanley Cup postseason games, Luongo’s biggest challenge involves untangling his young daughter’s toys. The goaltender took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to document his struggles with a giant...
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Panthers know what changes to make in order to return to playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. -- In reflecting on the Florida Panthers season, GM Dale Tallon asked the question on everyone's mind. ''What happend to the team that made the playoffs and won the division two years ago, a year and a half ago?'' Tallon said. One season after finishing at the bottom of the NHL, the Panthers made little improvement in their follow-up campaign, finishing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Let's Exchange Picks

After the Florida Panthers won the draft lottery on Tuesday it has come to my attention that there are teams out there who would like to exchange picks.  Florida is missing some key things in their organization. My list as I see it: 1. A # 1 Defenseman. Someone to munch minutes, kill penalties and stop the bleeding 2. Top 6 Scoring Winger. The Panthers need a triggerman in...
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Florida Panthers Jump over Sabres, Win 2014 NHL Draft Lottery

On Tuesday night, the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery was conducted. Though the Sabres had the least amount of points in the league, 52, and had a 25% chance of winning the lotto, the Panthers, who had an 18.8% chance, had their ping pong ball selected first. This comes a year after Colorado beat out Florida for the number one pick last year, though the Cats finished in last place. The top...
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Panthers win No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery; Preds get 11th slot

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday night. The Panthers (29-45-8) had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
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The Florida Panthers Win The Draft Lottery

from, The Florida Panthers will pick first in the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the lottery Tuesday. As the 29th place team in the final 2013-14 NHL standings, the Panthers entered with an 18.8 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick. The Buffalo Sabres had the best chance to win the lottery (25 percent) based on their 30th-place finish. The Sabres will pick...
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Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a $5,000 fine for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp, the National Hockey League  announced Sunday. The Panthers captain received a major penalty and a game misconduct early during the first period in Florida's 3-2 loss on Saturday night. Jovanovski and Tropp initially came together in a collision along the boards...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Panthers Rumors: Dale Tallon wants to add five veteran players this summer

It is going to be a very busy off-season for the Panthers general manager Dale Tallon as he desires to make over his roster by adding at least five veteran players to the group going into next season.Tallon was not over the moon with the performances of the veteran players on the roster this season and is determined to change that ahead of the start of training camp. Harvey Fialkov...
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Nick Bjugstad First Rookie to Lead Panthers in Scoring ... Cats Set NHL Record with 38 Point Team Leader

Nick Bjugstad ends the year as Florida's leading scorer with 38 points -- the lowest point total to ever lead an NHL team following a full 82-game schedule. Scott Pellerin led the expansion Minnesota Wild with 39 points in 2000-01 despite ending the season with the Carolina Hurricanes. "I did what I could do this season and it is what it is as far as the record goes,&...
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Panthers Goalie Roberto Luongo Struggles With Broken Water Bottle

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has seemed to enjoy his time back with the Panthers since being traded and has been more lively with the fans. On Saturday night, fans got a kick out of Luongo struggling with a broken water bottle, which sprayed everywhere but in his mouth. Some solid comic relief for a team that has struggled all year. [YouTube] The post Panthers Goalie Roberto...
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Disappointing season gives young Panthers core crucial development

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Southeast Division championship banner hanging in the rafters here serves as a distant reminder for Erik Gudbranson. It has been two full years since the Florida Panthers defenseman stepped on ice for a playoff game. And he loathes the feeling. "There's no worse feeling," Gudbranson said. "We want to be playing right now. This sucks. It'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Barch's toughness needed on young Panthers' team

As the Panthers finish off another disappointing season Saturday night against the playoff-bound Columbus Blue Jackets, the players know that many of their teammates won't be back. Veteran forward Krys Barch, one of 10 unrestricted or restricted free agents on the team, hopes he's among the returnees. Judging from the comments of interim coach Peter Horachek – whose own...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Roberto Luongo’s New Panthers Mask Is Pretty Hawt

via @MarkHMasters Since being traded to the Florida Panthers from the Canucks at this year’s NHL trade deadline, Roberto Luongo has used the mask he last wore in his previous stint with the Panthers from 2000-2006. On Thursday, however, Luongo debuted a new mask he’ll likely wear from here on out. The Panthers, already eliminated from playoff contention, only have two games remaining...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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