Panthers Rumors & News

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • The enduring Jaromir Jagr: An oral history

    Sportsnet "Jaromir Jagr‘s hands are out in front of him. His palms are facing one another, and the gap between those palms is narrowing as he talks. For the last minute or so, Jagr’s been sitting here in the Florida Panthers locker room explaining why he’s still playing pro hockey. No one would ever argue..." November 27

  • Kings withstand late flurry in 3-1 win over Panthers

    Los Angeles Times "In this case, games on consecutive days may have been the ideal cure for the Kings. Look at it this way: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had only a day to ponder being pulled after 40 minutes. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty could regroup and move on after continued residence in the penalty box. And..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Bolland to be healthy scratch versus Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Remember when Dave Bolland was a hot commodity on the free-agent market? It wasn’t that long ago, so you should. To refresh your memory, the Maple Leafs wanted to keep him, but, ultimately, they couldn’t match the Panthers’ five-year, $27.5 million offer. Bolland signed with Florida on July..." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Henrik Lundqvist fed up, even after Rick Nash saves Rangers against Panthers

    New York Post "When this wildly entertaining game had ended with a 5-4 Rangers victory on Saturday night on Rick Nash’s hat-trick, power-play goal at 2:01 of overtime after the Panthers had struck twice within 39 seconds late in the third to tie it, Henrik Lundqvist was not amused. “I’m still annoyed,” said..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Ducks Dominate Panthers, Sweep Season Series With 3-1 Win

    Anaheim Calling "After watching a hot goalie stymie a comeback the last time out, the Anaheim Ducks weren't about to allow another quality crease performance undo a dominant effort. Anaheim outshot the host Florida Panthers by a 41-24 margin, getting a late shorthanded goal by Andrew Cogliano to seal a 3-1 win..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • Panthers' Kulikov out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

    The Score "Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will be out two-to-four weeks with a knee injury, as first reported by George Richards of the Miami Herald. The 25-year-old will not, however, require surgery. Kulikov suffered the injury on Nov. 14, and was initially expected to miss at least a..." November 19

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Aaron Ekblad scores with 20.2 seconds left to lift Panthers to 1-0 win over Lightning

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Now, it's a rivalry, sort of. After two chippy, one-goal games in three days, the Panthers and Lightning may just finally be good at the same time, a prerequisite for any rivalry, rather than just being geographically linked. Unlike Saturday's wild, wide-open shootout 5-4 victory by the..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Florida Loses Dmitry Kulikov

    The Hockey Writers "The Florida Panthers lost defenseman Dmitry Kulikov in Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kulikov took a hit along the boards during the game that sent him down the tunnel at the start of the second period. He wouldn’t return to the game. Shortly after the hit, the team would..." November 16

  • Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Will rejoin lineup Monday

    CBS Sports "Barkov (hand) will return to the lineup Monday against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Barkov was considered a game-time call for Saturday, but ended up missing the contest in favor of some more rest." November 16

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Sasha Barkov will be back in the #FlaPanthers lineup Monday w/ Jagr and Huberdeau barring any setbacks...Trocheck could be back to wing

  • Pirri nets penalty shot and shootout goal to lift Panthers to 5-4 win over Lightning

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Since rejoining the Panthers a few seasons ago, veteran goalie Roberto Luongo has inarguably been the team's most valuable player game in and game out. In most losses Luongo is quick to shoulder the blame even when he rarely deserves it. However, in Saturday's wild and wacky 5-4 shootout..." November 15

  • Ex-Maple Leaf, Canuck Booth flying to KHL?

    Sportsnet "Free agent David Booth appears to have found his next job. According to KHL News and some Instagram posts from both Booth and his wife, Ashley, it looks as if he will join the KHL’s Admiral Vladivostok. “Can’t wait to see our new temporary home. #Vladivostok @hcadmiral,” Ashley posted on..." November 14

  • Sabres bask in the Florida sunshine

    Buffalo News "Find a way. It’s a mantra of good teams. Do whatever it takes to sneak out a win, even on a night when your play might not be the best. It’s too soon to call the Buffalo Sabres a good team, but things are at least trending in a positive direction because that’s exactly what they’re..." November 13

  • Jaromir Jagr's goal lifts Panthers to 4-3 win over Flames and ends 5-game slide

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After morning skate Tuesday, Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov questioned the team's leadership during the last two blowout losses of their five-game losing streak. Kulikov, 25, who played in his 401st game with the Panthers, said that instead of pulling together and leading by example,..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • LA Kings rely on Lucic, Carter and Toffoli to beat Panthers

    L.A. Daily News "Jeff Carter scored the tying goal and assisted on the back-breaking one during the Kings’ 4-1 victory Saturday over the travel-weary Florida Panthers at Staples Center. Milan Lucic scored the third-period goal that sealed the deal. Tyler Toffoli added two assists. Once again, the Kings looked..." November 08

  • Strong start helps Sharks, Stalock to 5-2 win

    CSN Bay Area "The message was simple. The Sharks wanted to get on top of the Florida Panthers as soon as possible on Thursday night at SAP Center for a few reasons. Primarily, San Jose had allowed the first goal in four straight games, and six of the last seven. That’s not a good habit to get into. Further,..." November 06

  • Rookie Rocco Grimaldi scores in hometown debut but Panthers fall 3-2 in shootout to Ducks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Anaheim native Rocco Grimaldi nearly penned a storybook opening chapter in his first NHL game in front of his family and friends with a goal. And Roberto Luongo played his heart out but neither effort was enough to prevent a heartbreaking 3-2 shootout loss to the reeling Ducks Wednesday night..." November 05

  • Panthers' Jagr expects to play against Ducks: report "Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr told the Miami Herald on Monday that he intends to play Wednesday at the Anaheim Ducks. Jagr, 43, practiced Monday and said he felt well enough to return to the lineup after missing the previous two games because of a lower-body injury. Jagr last played..." November 03

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers recall Garrett Wilson, send back Logan Shaw

  • Kuznetsov continues hot start, scores in overtime to lift Caps over Panthers

    Washington Post "Evgeny Kuznetsov couldn’t keep a straight face, breaking into a smile and then a giggle as he said that his latest goal was just another “lucky play.” If that were true, Kuznetsov would be the luckiest player for the Washington Capitals. Kuznetsov glided toward Al Montoya, his stick knifing the..." November 01

  • Brad Marchand's two goals lead Bruins past Panthers

    Boston Herald "The Bruins were again a strong team with and without the puck, although they did have to rely on sensational goalie Tuukka Rask (31 saves) to make a bundle of Grade A saves, and improved to 4-0-0 on the road this season with a 3-1 victory last night against the up-and-coming Florida..." October 31

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Trocheck, Luongo lead Panthers past Avalanche after Jagr exits with injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Already handicapped by an injury to their best all-around forward, the Florida Panthers were further hamstrung Tuesday by an injury to their leading scorer. Veteran superstar Jaromir Jagr exited early with a lower-body injury in the opener of a three-game homestand against the Colorado..." October 28

  • Panthers optimistic Jaromir Jagr won't be out long

    Miami Herald "Like most of his teammates, Jaromir Jagr took Wednesday off from skating. After leaving Tuesday's 4-1 win over visiting Colorado in the first period with an apparent groin injury, that was expected. Now, the question becomes, when will Jagr return to the Panthers? Coach Gerard Gallant says it..." October 28

  • Luongo passes Fuhr on career wins list

    The Score "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo passed Grant Fuhr for ninth on the NHL's all-time wins list Tuesday in his team's 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. The win was No. 404 of Luongo's career." October 28

  • Panthers' Jaromir Jagr leaves game vs. Avs with lower body injury

    CBS Sports "Jaromir Jagr's performance for the Florida Panthers has been one of the most amazing stories of the young NHL season, if for no other reason than he's still averaging a point per game even though he's four years older than any other player in the league. The problem with still playing in the..." October 27

  • Panthers center Barkov out with broken hand: report "Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has a broken hand and will be out indefinitely, according to the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel." October 26

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    Harvey Fialkov @hfialkov

    Sad to say it's known that Barkov has broken bone in hand Don't know how serious yet 2,weeks or 2 months? #FlaPanthers

  • Top line doesn't skip a beat as Bjugstad leads Panthers to 6-2 victory over Stars

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A day after top-line center Aleksander Barkov sustained what appeared to be a serious hand injury, Hall of Fame defenseman and Panthers television analyst Denis Potvin said this could be Nick Bjugstad’s chance to show he can be an elite centerman. Well, Bjugstad, who took Barkov’s spot on the..." October 25

  • Hawks ride power plays to 3-2 win over Panthers

    Second City Hockey "The Chicago Blackhawks might need some good fortune to keep winning with Duncan Keith on the mend, and they got it in a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Eight power plays helped the Hawks dominate possession early and take a lead that the Keith-less defense wouldn't..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Crosby, Penguins end power-play drought, get past Panthers in OT

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "No one would have blamed Kris Letang and the Penguins' four-man power-play unit if it took the ice with something less than supreme confidence in overtime Tuesday night. After all, for the first five games of the season, the team failed to score a power-play goal, watching different things go..." October 21

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • Crosby comes into Tuesday's game against Florida with no points in first five games of the season

    Miami Herald "When one of the top players in the NHL has yet to record a single point five games into the season, everyone takes notice. Yet the Panthers say they're not focused on Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby breaking out of his slump against them Tuesday night at the Consol Center. "We're not..." October 19

  • NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice?

    Yahoo! Sports "Note: While attending the NHL Players Media Tour in September, we polled 27 skaters and goalies about a few topics in the League. Their answers are anonymous to encourage candor.) There’s really nothing more delightfully squirmy than when you ask an NHL player which arena has the worst ice,..." October 19