PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Luongo ready to go for Panthers after offseason hip surgery

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Roberto Luongo showed up for Florida Panthers training camp on Thursday sporting a thick beard, a stark contrast from the goaltender's usual look. ''Too lazy to shave,'' Luongo quipped. A more likely reason is that he was too busy rehabbing. The Panthers have already gotten their first win of the season. Luongo, who was expected to need up to six months to recover...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trocheck scores in North America’s 4-3 win over Sweden

23-U team needs help from Finland to advance Team North America pulled out a 4-3 overtime over Sweden in its final round robin game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Unfortunately, by not finishing off the Swedes in regulation, due in large part to a 21-save second period from Henrik Lundqvist, the exciting 23-and-Under team must get help from punchless Finland to advance to the...
Via Little Box Cats
22 hours ago

World Cup: Finland blanked 2-0 by Sweden

Barkov and Jokinen will not advance without major help After getting beat 4-1 by Team North America, Finland’s offense continued to struggle in a 2-0 loss to arch-rival Sweden. The 0-2 Finns will wrap up round robin play in Group B against Russia (1-1) on Thursday. It’s highly unlikely they will advance to the semi-finals, but they could take the Russians down with them. Tampa...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day ago

Sweden a bigger challenge for North America without Ekblad

TORONTO (AP) A hit by Finland's Leo Komarov on Aaron Ekblad changed Team North America's course at the World Cup of Hockey. Ekblad wasn't able to play in North America's loss to Russia and isn't expected to be available for its final round-robin game against unbeaten Sweden on Wednesday. Florida Panthers general manager Tom Rowe told beat reporters that Ekblad was concussed and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Announce Training Camp Roster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 SUNRISE, Fla – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that 50 players (26 forwards, 17 defensemen, 7 goaltenders) will attend the club’s training camp which ...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Panthers Beat Bolts in Rookie Tournament Finale, Finish Undefeated

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Florida Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon at the Panthers IceDen, capping off a perfect rookie tournament showing in which they outscored their opponents by a combined score of 14-8. Th...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Aaron Ekblad missed Team North America - Russia game with upper-body injury

Cats defenseman reportedly has "mild" concussion Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad sat out Team North America's 4-3 loss to Russia last night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Ekblad's injury probably occurred when he took a high hit from Leo Komarov in Sunday's game against Finland. The 20-year-old not only managed to finish that game, but continued to play at a very high...
Via Little Box Cats
2 days ago

Team North America’s Aaron Ekblad Has Minor Concussion: Report

Team North America’s Aaron Ekblad missed Monday night’s World Cup game against Team Russia because of a mild concussion, according to ESPN’s Craig Custance. Trouba’s speed fits right into North America’s playing style at the World Cup. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Ebklad’s absence for the team’s second game of the preliminary round was originally reported as...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Malgin’s hat trick leads Panthers to victory over Capitals

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – It’s Denis Malgin’s world, we’re just living in it. The 19-year-old center scored three goals to...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Florida Panthers Using White Pucks in Practice

It may sound odd, but with Roberto Luongo and his Twitter personality on the team, odd seems like the right thing for the Florida Panthers. The team started using white pucks at practice as a way to help their humour-riddled goaltender and his back up – James Reimer – work on their focus in net, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. .@FlaPanthers goalies now using...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Panthers’ goalies train with white pucks to improve focus

Just when you think you have seen every type of training technique, an NHL team surprises you with one. Such was the case with the Florida Panthers who have some special pucks used to enhance the focus of their goaltenders. .@FlaPanthers goalies now using white pucks to improve focus…you really lose sight of them on the ice. pic.twitter.com/ythRR9bz8S — George Richards (@GeorgeRichards...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers continue philosophy of signing young, homegrown talent

The Florida Panthers have signed Jonathan Huberdeau to a six-year, $35.4 million contract extension on Tuesday reports Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca. Per Johnston, Huberdeau’s extension includes a modified no-trade clause starting in 2019-20 and becomes an eight-team no-trade clause in the contracts final season. Jonathan Huberdeau has agreed to a $35.4M, six-year extension with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers announce six-year extension for Jonathan Huberdeau

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Huberdeau's $35.4 million, six-year extension was formally announced by the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, the forward becoming yet another piece of the team's young core to be locked into a long-term deal this year.So far in 2016 alone, the Panthers have committed more than $184 million in contracts to five players who are all age 25 or younger. Aleksander...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Team Preview: Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers were the biggest surprise of last regular season, riding breakouts from their elite young talent along with the resurgence of some veterans to win the Atlantic Division. Despite bowing out in the first round, last season's success has the Panthers facing the most pressure they have in years. Many consider them as a sneaky Stanley Cup contender this year. They...
Via Razzball Hockey
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Scoring the new Florida Panthers look

Those who have been paying a very close attention to the designs of NHL teams probably noticed plenty of makeovers to knock out the garish 90’s looks. The San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, and the Dallas Stars are prime examples of teams that vastly improved their design over the past 15 or so years. The Florida Panthers, meanwhile, kept their looks relatively constant since...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers sign James Reimer

The Florida Panthers have made what you might think is an odd free agency day signing. Goaltender James Reimer has joined the Cats on a five-year, $17 million deal. The Panthers have certainly not gotten complacent with their recent success, signing Keith Yandle and re-signing Aaron Ekblad to huge deals. But you might wonder why the Panthers would put that money into Reimer when...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr delivers sandwich to paparazzo outside his home

I guess we can call this “killing them with kindness.” One consequence of being famous is that your privacy can be severely violated. And no matter how wrong that may be, it’s something that’s not going away anytime soon. For Jaromir Jagr, he reacted a bit better than most after seeing a persistent photographer waiting for hours outside his home in his native Czech Republic...
Via The Comeback
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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