Panthers Rumors & News

  • Jagr, Zuccarello, Dupuis named Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Forward Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers, forward Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers and Pascal Dupuis, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this season before retiring, were nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player who "best exemplifies..." May 01

  • Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar named Lady Byng finalists

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar might need to find some extra room in his trophy case. Kopitar was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of..." April 30

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Panthers retiring 'Spacey in Space' hoodie

    The Score "The "Spacey in Space" hoodie was one of the best stories to come out of the Florida Panthers' 2015-16 season, but alas, all good things must come to an end. With the Panthers now out of the playoffs, the team will be retiring "Spacey in Space." " April 26

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  • Dave Bolland expected to leave Panthers this summer

    Today's Slapshot "Florida Panthers forward and 29-year-old veteran Dave Bolland is signed to a monster contract with the Atlantic Division team, making a whopping $5.5 million per season for the next three seasons. He only played in 25 games this year, though, and spent two games at the AHL level on a..." April 26

  • Aaron Ekblad calls for harsher punishments for on-ice disrespect

    The Score "Aaron Ekblad doesn't look like a 20-year-old, and didn't sound like one either Tuesday. The Florida Panthers defenseman shared an introspective opinion on head injuries, and a general lack of on-ice insolence carried by certain players in the league. From Jameson Olive of..." April 26

  • Brian Campbell eyeing return to Panthers

    The Score "Brian Campbell has no desire to bolt South Florida. The 36-year-old defenseman and pending unrestricted free agent - who has quietly played some of the best hockey of his career in his five seasons with the Florida Panthers - wants to return to the organization next season. Campbell said..." April 26

  • Islanders move on with 2OT win over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took the New York Islanders just shy of 23 years -- 8,381 days, to be exact — to finally win a postseason series. They'd like to only wait a couple weeks to win another one. Islanders captain John Tavares cemented his status in franchise lore Sunday night, when he scored in..." April 25

  • Jagr wants to play next season, says Panthers must learn from crushing loss

    The Score "With 60 seconds left to play in Sunday's Game 6, the Florida Panthers were up 1-0, and it appeared there would be a Game 7 against the New York Islanders. Then John Tavares happened. The New York captain put his team on his back, tying the game with 53 seconds to go before winning it - and the..." April 25

  • Panthers' Bjugstad didn't make trip to Brooklyn

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It seems all season long the Florida Panthers have been unable to keep their young blossoming star centers Nick Bjugstad and Vincent Trocheck on the ice at the same time. And it looks like it won't be any different for Game 6 Sunday night in the Barclays Center after Bjugstad sustained an..." April 24

  • Isles edge Panthers in double OT on Quine winner

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Two weeks ago, Alan Quine was in the minor leagues. Now he is a New York Islanders hero. Quine scored a game-winning power-play goal with 4:00 left in double overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night at the BB&T Center, taking..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Panthers' Trocheck a game-time decision for Game 5

    The Score "Vincent on the verge. The Florida Panthers could receive a massive jolt to their lineup in Game 5 versus the New York Islanders with Vincent Trocheck - still in recovery from an injured ankle - considered a game-time decision. If Trocheck can go, he's not expected to slot in with his normal..." April 22

  • Petrovic powers Panthers past Isles, evens series

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With a little help from their older teammates, the Florida Panthers' youngsters are adjusting quickly to the rigors of postseason hockey. Now it is time for the fans of south Florida to find out again what happens when a best-of-seven turns into a best-of-three. Alex..." April 21

  • Data-driven Panthers placing high premium on “glue guys”

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers heard the chuckling in late February when they re-signed 38-year-old forward Shawn Thornton for another season. Thornton played less than nine minutes nightly in the regular season, scored one goal in 50 games and turns 39 this summer. But the Panthers, led by data-driven..." April 20

  • Jaromir Jagr hasn’t scored in 34 straight playoff games

    Puck Drunk Love "Jaromir Jagr is one of the most prolific scorers in NHL history, ranking third all-time with 749 career goals. That’s an insane marker. The 44-year-old keeps coming back and continues to be an effective top-six winger, despite his age. Jagr continued his success in 2015-16, having a great year..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Hickey caps Isles' OT win vs. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Thomas Hickey's final goal of the regular season ensured the New York Islanders would return to the playoffs for the second straight season. His first career playoff goal put the Islanders another step closer to some place the franchise hasn't been in 23 years. Hickey scored with..." April 18

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Florida Panthers Recall Logan Shaw from Portland (AHL)

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled forward Logan Shaw from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates. The 23-year old Shaw has played in 53 games with Florida this season recording..." April 16

  • Panthers' Trocheck may test out injured ankle Saturday

    The Score "Vincent Trocheck could be back on skates as early as this weekend. The Florida Panthers' dynamic secondary scorer could test out his injured ankle - beyond recently shedding his walking boot - in an on-ice workout Saturday, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald." April 16

  • Reilly leads Panthers past Isles in Game 2

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- If he keeps this up, Reilly Smith will need to find different ways to celebrate. Smith scored his third goal of the playoffs as the Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 3-1, tying their first-round playoff series 1-1 on Friday night at the BB&T Center...." April 15

  • Tavares leads Isles to Game 1 win in Florida

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The host Florida Panthers' first playoff game in four years might have gone to the home team if not for the first pick in the 2009 draft. Center John Tavares was a force for the New York Islanders, producing two assists and one goal. Tavares set up Kyle Okposo with the..." April 15

  • Roberto Luongo and Panthers veterans hungry for a Stanley Cup

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In his second NFL season, Miami Dolphins iconic quarterback Dan Marino lost to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX. He thought he'd have many more opportunities to fulfill his lifelong dream. And while his bust is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marino never sniffed another Super..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Panthers win, in New York state of mind

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- New York is coming to South Florida. On Sunday, the Florida Panthers will find out if that New York is the Rangers or the Islanders as next week's playoffs loom. On Saturday, though, the Panthers took care of business, completing the best regular season in franchise..." April 09

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Panthers top Habs, clinch Atlantic

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Florida Panthers are Atlantic Division champions. Jaromir Jagr and Teddy Purcell each picked up a pair of assists to help Florida to a 4-1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The win combined with the Tampa Bay Lightning's loss secured..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Panthers edge Leafs, set franchise points mark

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Florida Panthers accomplished two things when they held on to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Monday as Rocco Grimaldi tripled his goal output for the season by scoring twice. The Panthers set a franchise record with 99 points for the season, one more than the 1999-2000..." April 04

  • Willie Mitchell says NHL Player Safety enforcement is ‘slipping’

    Yahoo! Sports "Willie Mitchell is 39 years old. He’s symptom-free from his latest concussion; but having suffered so many in his career, doctors are concerned about his long-term health. The Florida Panthers have made his return to the ice ultimately Mitchell’s call, and he’s not sure what call he’ll make...." April 04

  • Jagr on playoff-bound Panthers: ‘There are so many doubters when it comes to our team’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers clinched a playoff berth Sunday, and they didn’t even have to put their equipment on. It was Boston’s 6-4 loss to Chicago that gave Florida its first postseason spot since 2012. The Panthers haven’t won a playoff series since 1996 — two decades ago — when they went all the..." April 04

  • Panthers clinch franchise's 5th playoff berth after Bruins loss

    The Score "The Florida Panthers are heading to the postseason for the fifth time in their 23-year history, clinching a playoff berth after the Boston Bruins lost 6-4 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon." April 03

  • Panthers set franchise record with win over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Making a comeback they have only pulled off two other times in franchise history, the Florida Panthers were able to accomplish a season's feat they have never previously reached. A fierce rally from a 3-0 deficit, the first for the franchise since November 2011, catapulted..." April 02

  • Jagr named Panthers' Masterton Trophy nominee

    Miami Herald "The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association annually awards the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy to a player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication” to the game of hockey. When it came time for the Florida chapter to nominate a player, there really was..." April 02

  • Where does the NHL draw the line with debris on the ice?

    Yardbarker "No, hockey fans throwing things onto the ice at a game is nothing new. There’s the leaguewide trend: A player scores a hat trick, and it is expected that caps will fly through the air like pollen on a windy day in April. Then there’s the more niche. There's Detroit Red Wings fans'..." April 01

  • Panthers owner: Pirri dealt to avoid paying arbitrator's price

    The Score "It was the threat of arbitration that spooked the Florida Panthers into moving Brandon Pirri at the trade deadline. Co-owner Douglas Cifu confirmed what most pundits deduced in their unpacking of the oddly modest sixth-round pick the Panthers accepted in return from the Anaheim Ducks for the..." April 01

  • Jaromir Jagr worried rivals will hire rat-throwing fans for Florida penalties

    Yahoo! Sports "On Thursday night, the Florida Panthers celebrated the 20th anniversary of their Eastern Conference championship by handing 10,000 commemorative rubber rats to fans. While the hope was that fans would take those souvenir rodents home, they instead followed through with the team’s decades-long..." April 01

  • Panthers survive rat race, defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are breaking franchise records and moved into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division, but everyone was talking about a controversy surrounding rubber rats. Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals, Jaromir Jagr had two assists and the..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Vincent Trocheck said shot blocked yesterday was in same spot he blocked shots v Boston & Tampa - only different leg. Bad odds. #FlaPanthers

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Kadri, Maple Leafs play spoiler vs. Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The last-place Toronto Maple Leafs are going nowhere this year -- with the possible exception of Nazem Kadri. The 25-year-old center, who will be a restricted free agent this season, scored a hat trick -- including two power-play goals -- on Tuesday night to help beat the..." March 29

  • Jagr becomes 2nd in history to score 25 goals in 18 seasons

    The Score "Less than five minutes after Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck scored his team-leading 25th goal of the season, a man twice his age matched him on the power play. Jaromir Jagr, 44, reached the 25-goal mark for the first time since the 2007-08 season when he played with the New York..." March 27

  • Panthers in first place with win over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Another game and another milestone for Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr. The future Hall of Famer scored his 25th goal of the season to lead the Panthers to a 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Saturday. Florida (42-24-9) takes over first..." March 26

  • Panthers' versatile Reilly Smith may be steal of the year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was relatively quiet on the first day of free agency last summer, but the trade he made for forward Reilly Smith just may echo loud by the time this playoff-bound season is done. Smith gave his former team a firsthand look at what they're missing in..." March 26