Panthers Rumors & News

  • Senators, Condon shut out Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA - - Every five games Mike Condon has played for the Senators, he has posted two shutouts. Not too bad for a backup, right? "We have no concerns in the crease whatsoever," captain Erik Karlsson said. Filling in for Craig Anderson, Condon stopped 24 shots in a 2-0 win over..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Panthers' Barkov delivers breakaway goal in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Florida Panthers want to be better defensively, and they certainly accomplished that goal the past two games. Aleksander Barkov's breakaway goal 2:02 into overtime gave the Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was the..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Gallant defends Panthers employee after anger over taxi photo

    Sportsnet "Gerard Gallant, fired last Sunday as coach of the Florida Panthers, reached out Thursday to defend a team employee. “I know everyone has seen the photos of me getting into the cab,” he said via text. “(Panthers manager of team services) Stiles Burr is a good, solid kid. What happened is getting..." December 01

  • Panik leads Blackhawks past Panthers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Richard Panik tried to stay positive as his goal-scoring drought stretched across five weeks and 17 games. On Tuesday night, the Chicago right winger's patience paid off. He scored once in regulation and scored again in the shootout..." November 30

  • Doug MacLean: Gallant’s tenure with Panthers was never going to work

    Sportsnet "Sportsnet analyst Doug MacLean says that Gerard Gallant’s tenure as head coach of the Florida Panthers was never going to work. MacLean spoke Monday on Sporstnet 590 The Fan’s The Jeff Blair Show a day after the Panthers fired Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly following a 3-2 loss to the..." November 28

  • Panthers name Tom Rowe head coach

    Fanrag Sports "The Florida Panthers have fired head coach Gerard Gallant following the team’s 3-2 loss on Sunday to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Panthers have opened the season 11-10-1 and are currently in fifth place in the Atlantic Division and two points behind the New Jersey Devils for the second Eastern..." November 28

  • Different visions led to split between Gallant, Panthers

    Sportsnet "Logan Shaw for Michael Sgarbossa. A trade most of us overlooked, but a real window into what is happening in Florida. Gerard Gallant liked Shaw, even though the winger was not a Panther this season. He felt Shaw gave them a hard-to-play-against presence on a team that needed it — especially..." November 28

  • Barkov's shootout tally lifts Panthers over Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- NHL teams have to beat the Florida Panthers in regulation ... or they likely won't go home happy. The latter was the case for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who lost 2-1 in a shootout at the BB&T Center on Saturday night. Columbus could not get anything past Florida goalie..." November 27

  • Hurricanes rally past Panthers behind Leighton

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goaltender Michael Leighton almost acted like it was no big deal, but those around him with the Carolina Hurricanes felt otherwise. Leighton won his first NHL game in almost six years as the Hurricanes used a big second period to rally past the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday..." November 27

  • Florida Panthers fire head coach Gerard Gallant

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have relieved Gerard Gallant of his head coaching duties. Gallant was in the midst of his third season behind the Florida bench. He led the team to a franchise-best 103 points and an Atlantic Division title last season and was a Jack Adams Award finalist. He received a..." November 27

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Weise finally scores as Flyers top Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Philadelphia Flyers right winger Dale Weise went his first 15 games this season without a goal. He was scoreless in the final 16 games of last season, too. In fact, the last time he scored was two teams ago, with the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 19 against the Flyers...." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • After 19-game absence, Bjugstad ready for season debut

    Pro Hockey Talk "Florida will get a big piece of its lineup back when it hosts Philadelphia this evening. Nick Bjugstad, who’s missed the last 19 games with a broken hand, is set to make his debut tonight and play his first meaningful action since last year’s playoff loss to the Isles. Bjugstad, 24, was a..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Panthers get shootout win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Halfway through the game Sunday, the Florida Panthers looked every bit like a team that had played the night before. They were being outshot by a 2-to-1 margin and weren't generating any consistent offense against the New York Rangers. Thanks to the impressive goaltending of..." November 21

  • Luongo, first line help Panthers to 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jaromir Jagr was one game from being in the longest regular-season scoring drought of his 23-season career. He didn't let that game get more than 25 seconds old before he ended the slump. Jagr's tone-setter plus the 39-save performance by Roberto Luongo sparked the Florida..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Brown's 4-point game guides Leafs past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Connor Brown ruined the homecoming of goaltender James Reimer almost by himself. The Toronto Maple Leafs right winger scored two first-period goals and added two assists in a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. "It was one of those games where we feel..." November 17

  • Mullet of Florida Panthers star Jaromir Jagr is older than half of the Toronto Maple Leafs

    ESPN "Jaromir Jagr's mullet is older than half of the players on the Toronto Maple Leafs. No, seriously. Jagr, now with the Florida Panthers, played his first NHL game on Oct. 5, 1990. Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri was born the very next day. And at 26, he's one of Toronto's veterans these days...." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Ekblad lifts Panthers over Habs in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens' franchise-record home winning streak is no more. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored at 2:59 of overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, snapping Montreal's home ice streak at 10..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Malgin nets winner in OT as Panthers defeat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo admitted he lost his temper. New York Islanders Jaroslav Halak said he was frustrated. In the end, Panthers rookie Denis Malgin scored at 4:14 of overtime as Florida defeated New York 3-2 on Saturday night at the BB&T Center...." November 12

  • Maple Leafs F Seth Griffith claimed off waivers by Panthers

    Sportsnet "Seth Griffith was claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers on Saturday and should find himself with more of an opportunity there than he received during a month-long stint with the Maple Leafs. Griffith only dressed for three games with Toronto after being claimed off waivers from Boston on..." November 12

  • Wingels rallies Sharks past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla.-- Tommy Wingels made up for an early mistake and helped the San Jose Sharks continue their winning ways on the road. The San Jose forward scored the game-winning goal at 8:53 of the third period to cap a comeback as the Sharks beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 at BB&T Center on..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Panthers Acquire Dylan McIlrath from Rangers for Steven Kampfer

    Hockey Fights "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired defenseman Dylan McIlrath and a conditional seventh round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer." November 08

  • Jaromir Jagr expected to play for Panthers "Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr is expected to be on the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning at BB&T Center on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, SUN, NHL.TV). Jagr was a full participant in the morning skate Monday. He left the Panthers' 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday after..." November 07

  • Smith, Luongo fuel Panthers past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The beard was gone ... and so was the losing streak. Call it a coincidence, but clean-shaven Roberto Luongo was clearly pleased after his Florida Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Monday night at the BB&T Center. "I wanted to look like a 25-year-old so I..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Diminutive Panthers rookie Denis Malgin emerges as 'dangerous' scoring threat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Never mind that the fresh face and diminutive stature seem better cast for the Junior Panthers. Denis Malgin has been defying his youthful appearance in adult hockey since he was 16 in his native Switzerland. Now 19, the Florida Panthers' wunderkind forward is on his way to his first battle..." November 05

  • Oshie scores twice, Capitals run win streak to 5

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Just when it looked like it might be another slow third period for the Washington Capitals, they stepped on the gas. T.J. Oshie scored twice, Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist and Washington scored three third-period goals to rally past the Florida Panthers 4-2 on..." November 05

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Rask, Bruins hold off Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Boston Bruins are 5-0-0 and have allowed just six total goals when Tuukka Rask is in between the pipes. When Rask is out, the Bruins are 0-4-0, and their three backup goalies have allowed a total of 18 goalies. Rask, who had 32 saves and led the Bruins to a 2-1 win..." November 01

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Sceviour hat trick leads Panthers over Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Florida Panthers center Colton Sceviour couldn't even recall the last time he scored three goals in a game. Sceviour had three goals -- one at even strength, one on the power play and one shorthanded -- and an assist for his first career hat trick to lead the Florida Panthers to a..." October 30

  • Nilsson notches shutout as Sabres blank Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Anders Nilsson was pleased to record his second career shutout. He was even happier to help the Buffalo Sabres end their losing skid. Nilsson made 33 saves to lead the Sabres to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon. It was his second career shutout...." October 29

  • Bozak's two goals help Maple Leafs snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Frederik Andersen made it a point to relax and joke around with his teammates a bit more following Tuesday night's 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The result was a calmer, more patient goaltender on Thursday as Andersen made 29 saves for just his second win of the season in a..." October 27

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Penguins present former captain Jaromir Jagr with piece of the 'Igloo'

    CBS Sports "When most of us look back on Jarmir Jagr's career, we're going to think of him in a Pittsburgh Penguins uniform, a puffy mullet flowing out the back of his helmet and him leaving everyone else in the dust. Now 44 years old and still mesmerizing hockey fans, albeit in different ways these days,..." October 26

  • Crosby sparks Pens' comeback vs. Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby, playing for the first time this season, scored his first goal and created a ripple effect all through the Pittsburgh Penguins' four lines. Carl Hagelin, first goal of the season. Eric Fehr, first goal. Tom Kuhnhackl, first assist. Crosby, back after missing..." October 25