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2017 NHL Draft: Panthers Pick Owen Tippett #10 Overall

With the 10th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Florida Panthers Have Selected Owen Tippett From the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL. About Owen Tippett Owen Tippett is probably the best sniper coming out of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. His elite shot should be more than good enough to succeed at the NHL level which makes him a tremendous pick for the Florida Panthers at 10th...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Florida Panthers add Chris Pronger as senior adviser

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida adds former NHL MVP Chris Pronger to front office

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Former NHL MVP Chris Pronger eventually wants to be a general manager, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon saw that as opportunity. The Panthers added Pronger to their front-office staff, announcing Thursday they’ve given him the title of Senior Advisor to the President of Hockey Operations. In simpler terms, he’ll be Tallon’s understudy of sorts and...
Via MyNorthwest.com
6 days ago

Panthers Wrong to Leave Marchessault Unprotected

Oh, how we moaned when Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was rather unceremoniously booted upstairs last May. And oh, how we applauded when Tallon was reinstated as Florida’s GM in December. After all, Tallon is a long-time National Hockey League executive who is not only popular around the league, but was also the main architect of the Chicago Blackhawks’ dynasty...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

The Panthers’ Perilous Protection List

After rampant speculation lasting nearly a calendar year, all 30 National Hockey League teams have released their protection lists for the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft. Ever since 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (err, sorry, make that 10:30) Sunday morning, there have been heads scratched around the league due to the sheer volume of inexplicable decisions, many of which stand to...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Florida Panthers Expansion Draft Primer

Which Cat will end up being Knighted? The NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, are about to take center stage. After a roster freeze goes into effect at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Golden Knights will select one player from each of the league’s thirty existing teams. Vegas will have a three-day period, from June 18-20, to stock its initial roster. The selections will be announced...
Via Little Box Cats
12 days ago

NHL Mock Draft 2017: Florida Panthers select Kristian Vesalainen with No. 10 pick

Cats hypothetically go Finn (again) for first-round choice With the 10th pick in this year’s SBN’s NHL Mock Entry Draft, Litter Box Cats is proud to select, on behalf of the Florida Panthers, from Finland, Kristian Vesalainen. Name: Kristian Vesalainen Team: Frolunda (SWE) Position: Left Wing Height: 6’3” Weight: 209 lbs. Shoots...
Via Little Box Cats
13 days ago

Thursday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

No pre-expansion draft moves for the Cats... yet. We draw another day closer to the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights. The Cats have until 3 p.m. Saturday to make any moves before a league-wide roster freeze goes into effect. Protected lists for all 30 teams are due in to NHL Central Registry two hours later. As we know, the Panthers will lose one player...
Via Little Box Cats
14 days ago

Florida Panthers hire Sharks assistant Bob Boughner as head coach

Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bob Boughner believes that he’s ready to finally be an NHL head coach. The Florida Panthers agree. Boughner is Florida’s new coach, his hiring getting announced by the team Monday morning. The former NHL defenseman becomes the 15th coach in the franchise’s 24-year history, and its fifth since 2011. “He sees the game in a modern way and is eager to work...
Via MyNorthwest.com
16 days ago

AP source: Panthers offer coaching job to Bob Boughner

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Florida Panthers have offered their coaching job to San Jose assistant coach Bob Boughner. The sides are working through details with the expectation that a deal can be finalized no later than Monday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the talks are...
Via MyNorthwest.com
18 days ago

Shawn Thornton hired as Florida Panthers' business executive

Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville NBC affiliate said Predators advanced to “Stanley Cup Finals.” They didn’t.

We’ve seen plenty of local networks screw up NHL coverage, and the latest is Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV 4. The Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Sunday to win their second-round series 4-2, and WSMV then aired a teaser for coverage with the caption of “Preds head to Stanley Cup Finals!” The problem there, beyond the usage of “Finals” versus the NHL-preferred “Final...
Via The Comeback
May 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Gerard Gallant will be the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly found their coach. According to reliable TSN reporter Darren Dreger, Gerard Gallant will be the first head coach of the Golden Knights. Gallant wasn’t out of work long.After two full seasons with the Florida Panthers, the 53-year-old was fired just 21 games into the season after the Panthers won just 11 of their first 21...
Via The Comeback
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/4: Tar Heels zigged the Zags

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading after fouling out in last night's championship. Happy birthday today to Ben Gordon, Roberto Luongo and Jack Del Rio. On this date in 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game in the NBA. Daily brain workoutName every...
Via Yardbarker
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr wants to return to the Florida Panthers, but should they want him back?

Jaromir Jagr is immortal, eternal, and amazing. He’s 45-years old and still trucking along for the Florida Panthers, and, despite his advanced age, has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s now the NHL’s second all time leading scorer, its leading scorer beyond age 40, third in goals, and continuing his amazing play for a Panthers team that has had an entirely miserable season...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Rowe is the Florida Panthers’ biggest problem

Just a couple of days before the Florida Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Tom Rowe called out the team’s core players for underperforming after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Rowe told the Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “Just because guys… have contracts, doesn’t mean they can’t be traded either.” With that comment, Rowe put the blame on...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Who will be the Florida Panthers’ coach next season?

The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Trade deadline move too little, too late for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
Via isportsweb.com
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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