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Florida Panthers season preview: Luongo, Jagr look to lead young team to playoffs

Plus: Florida features plenty of youthful enthusiasm and veteran leadership throughout its roster. Acquired from the New Jersey Devils at last season's trade deadline, future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr quickly got up to speed with promising upstart Aleksander Barkov (16 goals, 20 assists) and Jonathan Huberdeau (team-leading 54 points), who signed a two-year contract in the offseason...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Box Score: Tampa Bay Lightning 3 – Florida Panthers 2

Scoring Summary 1st Period 12:47 FLA Derek MacKenzie (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Quinton Howden (1), Alex Petrovic (1) 1 – 0 FLA 18:47 FLA PPG – Nick Bjugstad (1) Slapshot – ASST: Brian Campbell (1), Brandon Pirri (1) 2 – 0 FLA 2nd Period NONE 3rd Period 14:34 TBL Ondrej Palat (1) Backhand shot – ASST: Brian Boyle (1), Victor Hedman (1) 2 – 1 FLA 16:12 TBL...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Week on FOX Sports Florida

Panthers Week Schedule Tuesday, Oct. 6 7 p.m. -- Panthers at Dallas Stars Classic Game 9 p.m. -- Florida Panthers Preseason Special 9:30 p.m. -- ITP: Unmasked: Roberto Luongo Wednesday, Oct. 7 7 p.m. -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Panthers Classic Game 9 p.m. -- Florida Panthers Preseason Special 9:30 p.m. -- ITP: The Big Cubano: Al Montoya Thursday, Oct. 8 7 p.m. -- Washington Capitals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers release Booth, end bid for second stint with team

The Florida Panthers put an end to David Booth's bid to earn a second stint with the club on Wednesday.After signing a professional tryout contract with Florida earlier this month, Booth was waived by the team, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.The 30-year-old left wing was selected by the Panthers with a second-round pick (53rd overall) in the 2004 draft and spent...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyes' NHL journey comes full circle with Toronto contract

When Brad Boyes pulled his Maple Leafs hat out of a box at his parents' house recently, the box was covered in dust. Boyes is not about to stash the rest of his hockey equipment away in a box to collect dust, however. Instead, he'll be brushing off that Maple Leafs cap and trying his hand at a job with the team that drafted him 15 years ago. Boyes had to earn that job; after receiving...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers (Last Season: 38-29-15, finished sixth in the Atlantic Division)Coach: Gerard Gallant (94-105-21; fifth season; second with the Panthers)Key Departures: Jimmy HayesKey Additions: Jaromir JagrKey Player: Jonathan HuberdeauI chose Huberdeau as the key player for the Panthers because he’s the epitome of what this team is about. He’s young (22 years old), and...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers rookie Kyle Rau won't let size deter NHL dream

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Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad nets power-play goal to lift Panthers past Stars

Nick Bjugstad's power play goal midway through the third period was the difference in the Florida Panthers' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars. Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice for Florida and Roberto Luongo stopped all 15 shots he faced in the first two periods. Mike McKenna allowed two goals on nine shots in the third. Jason Demers and Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, and Jack Campbell...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2015 class includes Tony Dungy, Zach Thomas

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday its nine 2015 inductees for its November ceremony at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The selections span a breadth of sports and skills: former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy, University of Miami diving coach Randy Ableman, former University of Miami football star Bennie Blades, 1971 National Bowler of the Year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr makes no effort to stop blackmailer from releasing post-sex selfie (PHOTO)

Jaromir Jagr might have been one of the hottest skaters around the net a few years back, but these days, at least when it comes to blackmailers, the 25 year NHL veteran is cooler than the ice. After an apparent bedroom romp last week, the 43-year-old Jagr shrugged off his 18-year-old partner's alleged extortion attempt, doing nothing to stop the scheming Czech model from releasing...
Via The Other Paper
13 days ago  |  Discuss

An 18-Year-Old model tried to blackmail Jaromir Jagr. Jagr Responded like this.

Found this on facebook: The story can be translated here too.    
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Huberdeau inks two-year deal

  Another day, another bridge deal in place for a featured youngster and his team. After kicking around the idea of accepting a potential offer sheet, Jonathan Huberdeau and the Florida Panthers agreed to a two-year deal just in time for training camp this week. Huberdeau led the Panthers in scoring last year with 54 points (15 goals, 39 assists) and will get a bump up to $3.25...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers prospects win first game of 2015 rookie tournament

ESTERO, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers Prospects took to the ice this afternoon at Germain Arena for the first game of the 2015 Rookie Tournament against the Washington Capitals rookies. Florida Panthers 2015 first round pick (11th overall) F Lawson Crouse made his Rookie Tournament. After the game, Crouse spoke about the importance of rookie camps and tournaments. "It's your first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers invite David Booth to camp on tryout deal

The Florida Panthers have announced that the club has invited forward David Booth to camp on a player tryout.  #FlaPanthers invite @D_Booth7 to 2015 Training Camp on a PTO –> — Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) September 9, 2015   Booth had the best seasons of his career with Florida in the late 2000’s, with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas A&M Assistant Coach Has A Little Trouble Celebrating Christian Kirk's Touchdown

John Madden once said that you should not do anything if you can't handle the praise. While that is true, what should you do if someone else is the one having trouble celebrating? Christian Kirk made a great play when he returned a punt 79-yards for a touchdown, but it was his assistant coach that had a little trouble with the celebration.Not him. GIF: Texas A&M coach attempts...
Via FatManWriting
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers: Younger is Better

It's impossible to become a championship team overnight. Building a championship team is no easy feat, and with the limitations of a salary cap, creating the perfect roster seems daunting. It can take years of carefully planned trades and draft picks to create a winning team; making the rebuilding process stressful for players and fans alike. But when done correctly, rebuilding...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo thinks 3-on-3 overtime will be exciting

The NHL is moving to 3-on-3 overtime hockey beginning in 2015-16 and the change has been met with mixed reactions. Some fans love the fact that the league is trying to reduce the emphasis on the shootout while others fear this is yet another gimmick. Those mixed feelings are also seen in various NHL players, but Roberto Luongo is one goaltender who thinks the change will be exciting...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Gets Photo Of Cory Schneider In Fan Mail To Sign (Photo)

It probably goes without saying, but if you’re looking for an autograph, you might want to make sure you get the right person. One signature-seeking hockey fan could use a refresher on that one after mistaking Cory Schneider for Roberto Luongo in what ultimately was a pretty humorous gaffe. The fan apparently sent Luongo two pictures to be signed. We’re guessing — and it looks...
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

All Panthers home games will also be broadcast in Spanish

The Florida Panthers made news last season when they started broadcasting several of their home games in Spanish in addition to English. The experiment proved to be a success and it has resulted in the team announcing that all 41 of their home games in 2015-16 will also be broadcast in Spanish. #FlaPanthers will have all 41 home games broadcast in Spanish by Arley Londoño...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr agrees to new one-year deal with Panthers

  Jaromir Jagr is going nowhere.   The 43-year-old has agreed to a new one-year contract, the club announced Sunday afternoon. The decision was made after just 20 games, as the Panthers acquired Jagr from the New Jersey Devils prior to the NHL deadline. In those 20 games, Jagr scored six goals and added 12 assists, appearing to be rejuvenated by playing with the Panthers’...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

The scene prior to a recent professional hockey game in Sweden was shocking, to say the least. Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers enforcer Andre Deveaux went off the deep end prior to a playoff game when he attacked an opponent before a game. Seemingly out of nowhere, Deveaux sprinted from the boards to center ice where he unleashed a vicious slash before jumping on...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden

Earlier this spring, actor Will Ferrell took the Cactus League by storm by playing nine different positions for ten different teams during five different baseball games. While it was a publicity stunt it was also done to raise money for charity. Not everybody was a fan of Ferrell’s stunt and that included legendary announcer John Madden, who called it a lack of respect for the...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn will participate in a Panthers goalie tryout

Two weeks ago, the Florida Panthers had both of their goalies get injured in a game against the Maple Leafs, which nearly led to goalie coach Robb Tallas taking the ice for the team. Naturally, the Panthers decided to have some fun with the situation, and are holding a “Goal of a Lifetime” contest, in which 60 invitees will try out to be the team’s backup practice goalie for...
Via Awful Announcing
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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