Panthers Rumors & News

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Russell's 3rd-period goal pushes Oilers past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Center Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers' 20-year-old superstar who was playing his first career game at the BB&T Center, had been held without a point. But then McDavid picked up the secondary assist on defenseman Kris Russell go-ahead goal as Edmonton ended the Florida..." February 22

  • Late goal at St. Louis seals Panthers' 5-0 trip

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The Florida Panthers went to overtime 20 times in their first 57 games this season, and in the closing seconds of the third period Monday night, it certainly appeared they were headed there again. Vincent Trocheck made certain that didn't happen. The Florida center got a..." February 20

  • Barkov, Huberdeau help Panthers win fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES --With Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau returning to a struggling lineup, the Florida Panthers could prove to be a very dangerous postseason opponent. The young centers' performance against the Los Angeles Kings continued their late season run up the Eastern Conference..." February 19

  • Panthers looking for offensive help "Florida is healthy, rolling and looking to buy. The Panthers won their third game in a row and sixth in their past seven by defeating the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Friday at Honda Center. The victory brought the Panthers to within two points of the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic..." February 19

  • Jagr scores 760th career goal; Panthers down Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jaromir Jagr reached another milestone on Friday night and the Florida Panthers continued terrorizing Western Conference contenders. Jagr collected his 760th career goal as the Panthers scored three times in less than six minutes during the second period in a 4-1 victory..." February 18

  • Panthers need OT to earn 6-5 win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Florida's ageless Jaromir Jagr was just as happy to have his familiar linemates back as he was about collecting career point No. 1,900 during the Panthers' wild 6-5 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Jagr's milestone point, which came on a primary assist..." February 16

  • Panthers' Rowe: Huberdeau 'a lot better than I thought he was'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson said recently that Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau would have to get used to the, "new normal," and that, he would "never be the same again," after sustaining a torn Achilles' tendon as the two-time Norris Trophy winner did during the 2012-13..." February 14

  • Trocheck leads balanced Panthers attack over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bedeviled by injuries and a dropoff in some individual performances, the Florida Panthers entered Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators ranked only 26th in the NHL in scoring. But center Vincent Trocheck said the Panthers now bear little resemblance to the team..." February 11

  • Panthers to auction off Jose Fernandez jerseys

    12 Up "Something tells me the South Florida community will never run out of ways to honor the dearly departed Jose Fernandez. Fernandez's whip crack of a fastball may have disappeared from the Marlins mound, but fans and athletes alike will never let his legacy evaporate. And, at Marlins Night..." February 10

  • Carter scores 2 as Kings rout Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Kings are back in black. They wore back while the Panthers had white jerseys at home for the first time in years. But it was much more than jerseys -- it was about the Kings? offense getting back on the positive side of the ledger after a mini-slump...." February 09

  • Keith Yandle fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment "Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and..." February 09

  • Tom Rowe will coach Florida Panthers through end of season — and maybe longer

    Miami Herald "When Claude Julien was fired by the Boston Bruins earlier this week, his name was immediately attached to the Florida Panthers. Tom Rowe made it clear Thursday he intends to remain behind the Florida bench at least for the foreseeable future. When asked if he enjoyed coaching and wanted to..." February 09

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Florida Panthers owner Viola won’t be Trump’s Secretary of the Army

    Edmonton Journal "Vincent Viola, the billionaire founder of trading firm Virtu Financial Inc. and owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, has withdrawn his nomination to be Secretary of the Army after distancing himself from his business ties proved too difficult, according to two Trump administration officials and a..." February 04

  • Panthers will get ‘cornerstone players’ Barkov and Huberdeau back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers will be getting a huge boost ahead of tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. On Friday morning, the team announced that forwards Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau have been cleared to return to the lineup. Barkov’s missed the last 15 games with an upper-body..." February 03

  • Huberdeau, Barkov return to lead Panthers past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- It took 52 games to feel this way. Jaromir Jagr told Aleksander Barkov he wasn't used to playing in the offensive zone as much as he was on Friday night, when the Florida Panthers peppered the Anaheim Ducks with 37 shots. But that's what happens when the Panthers have..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Panthers place Dylan Mcilrath, Paul Thompson on waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers made a couple of roster moves on Tuesday morning by placing defenseman Dylan McIlrath and forward Paul Thompson on waivers. Mcilrath, originally a first-round pick (No. 10 overall) by the New York Rangers back in 2010, was acquired by the Panthers in a trade for Steve..." January 31

  • Panthers' Marchessault scores winner in wild one vs. Sens

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- On a night full of offensive highlights, the ugliest goal was the most crucial. Jonathan Marchessault scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:03 left in the third period to lead the Florida Panthers past the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center...." January 31

  • Frustrating times in Florida for struggling Panthers

    Pro Hockey Talk "After making the playoffs last season and a busy offseason with many important personnel moves, the Florida Panthers entered the 2016-17 campaign with much higher expectations. But this season has been one giant and constant struggle for the Panthers. Jonathan Huberdeau hasn’t even played a..." January 30

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Marchessault's OT goal lifts Panthers over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- In what might have been James Reimer's last game before becoming a father, the Florida Panthers goalie had a memorable night. Reimer made 31 saves and Jonathan Marchessault scored a power-play overtime goal to lead the Florida Panthers past the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Skidding Panthers welcome back Bjugstad, Petrovic

    Pro Hockey Talk "For most of this year, Florida’s injury situation has been rough — but on Wednesday, things took a turn for the better. D-man Alex Petrovic, out since Nov. 15 with a broken ankle, is expected to return to the lineup when the Panthers host Tampa Bay tomorrow. Also expected back is center Nick..." January 25

  • Rieder's overtime goal lifts Coyotes past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes haven't received many positive results from their youth movement this season, but the team is starting to see signs of hope as it approaches the All-Star break. Tobias Rieder buried a Alex Burmistrov feed from the right circle just 48 seconds into..." January 24

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • McDavid nets winner as Oilers defeat Panthers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The winning goal was scored with just 2.6 seconds left in overtime. The play had to go to the NHL's video-review headquarters to confirm that the puck, by mere inches, had fully crossed the line. Another night, another nailbiter for the Edmonton Oilers. Connor..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Panthers top forwards could miss rest of season "Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov are recovering from injuries but Florida Panthers coach Tom Rowe said Thursday there's a possibility that one or both might not return this season. Huberdeau has yet to play this season because of an Achilles injury sustained Oct. 8, in the Panthers'..." January 19

  • Florida Panthers Owner, Trump Secretary of Army Pick Vincent Viola Once Punched Concession Worker At Horse Auction

    New York Times "Vincent Viola, the billionaire Wall Street trader Donald J. Trump has nominated to be the secretary of the Army, was accused in August of punching a concessions worker at a high-end racehorse auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., according to a police report and local law enforcement..." January 19

  • Backlund's two goals spark Flames to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund can't recall scoring two goals in 13 seconds in his NHL career so far. That's exactly what he did in the second period on Tuesday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "That was probably a..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Panthers recall McIlrath from AHL — but will they play him?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers have recalled defenseman Dylan McIlrath from a conditioning stint in the AHL. The question now is whether they’ll play him. McIlrath has only appeared in four games for the Panthers since getting traded by the Rangers in November — and in three of those games, he logged..." January 16

  • Marchessault scores winner as Panthers defeat Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- One night after losing to the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the incredibly inconsistent Florida Panthers knocked off the best team in the NHL. Jonathan Marchessault scored the go-ahead goal, and Jaromir Jagr added what became the game-winner to lead Florida to a 4-3..." January 14

  • Tavares scores 3 as Isles dump Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- John Tavares continues to haunt the Panthers. Named an All-Star for the third time in his career earlier this week, Tavares scored three goals as his New York Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night at the BB&T..." January 13

  • A NJ Brewery created a legendary new hockey beer and illustration, “Jaromir Lager”

    TSN "Jaromir Jagr is the kind of man that inspires people. Most often it seems, he inspires people to drink and create alcohol. There is the oft-used rec league team name, the “Jagr Bombs”, then there was an Ontario craft beer inspired by him and now someone has perfected the craft, created a..." January 12

  • Panthers slip past Islanders 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Florida goalie Roberto Luongo acknowledged it felt a little odd walking into Barclays Center on Wednesday morning for the first time since last April 24, when the Panthers' season ended with a double-overtime loss to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10