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PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers hang on to edge Coyotes

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Scottie Upshall scored at 10:56 of the third period and Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in front of another small crowd and the Florida Panthers earned a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. The announced crowd was 7,691, which was just 380 more than the franchise record low of 7,311 that watched the Panthers' game against Ottawa on Oct. 13th. Brandon...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Upshall tally in 3rd helps Panthers edge Coyotes

  Scottie Upshall scored at 10:56 of the third period and Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in front of another small crowd and the Florida Panthers earned a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. The announced crowd was 7,691, which was just 380 more than the franchise record low of 7,311 that watched the Panthers' game against Ottawa on Oct. 13th. Brandon Pirri tied...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo stands tall as Panthers hold off Coyotes

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Scottie Upshall scored in the third period and Roberto Luongo made 32 saves in front of another small crowd and the Florida Panthers earned a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. The announced crowd was 7,691, which was just 380 more than the franchise record low of 7,311 that watched the Panthers' game against Ottawa on Oct. 13th. Brandon...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers vs. Coyotes sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Florida Panthers' game against the Arizona Coyotes. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers backup G Al Montoya embracing role as Cuban ambassador

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- When the Florida Panthers host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, backup goaltender Al Montoya will spend the evening in the spotlight as the organization celebrates Hispanic Heritage Night. The first Cuban-American to play in the NHL, Montoya has embraced his role as an ambassador of hockey to Florida's booming Hispanic community that, according to the U...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A perennial rebuilder, Derek MacKenzie excited for chance to help turn around Panthers

Derek MacKenzie has been down this road before. A fixture on perennial rebuilders throughout his 10-plus years in the NHL, the veteran center has made a living playing on the fourth line with up-and-coming organizations. Now, as the 33-year-old begins the next chapter of his career with the Florida Panthers, MacKenzie is once again excited to be a part of what he considers to be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Have Record Low Attendance

#457178578 / gettyimages.com 7,311 people showed up for the Florida Panthers’ home opener against the Ottawa Senators, setting the record for lowest attendance in franchise history (it was previously 10,063). The Panthers lost 1-0. Florida (1-2-2) went into their home opener winless, which might have something to do with the low attendance, but it doesn’t fully explain the dismal...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Florida Panthers

From Hometown Hockey: Who: Florida Panthers Where: First Niagra Center, Buffalo, NY When: 7:00PM Know thine enemy: On paper, the Panthers looked much improved heading into the 2014-15 campaign, but the opposite has proven true. For all the additions to the roster, the team is as inept as it gets on offense, having mustered just […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Florida...
Via Two Pad Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nobody Went to the Panthers-Senators Game

Okay, so we know that the Florida Panthers drew a record low 7,311 fans to their game against the Ottawa Senators Monday night. For many, this is motivation to call NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to the table to answer, once again, for the league’s ‘90s era expansion plan that severely diluted the talent pool and […] The post Why Nobody Went to the Panthers-Senators Game appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers set franchise record for lowest attendance

Photos from Monday’s Florida Panthers game against the Ottawa Senators at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., are just sad to look at. The Panthers’ stadium is built to accommodate 19,250 people, but the Panthers rarely come close to drawing enough fans to fill the stadium. So far this season, Florida has come in dead last in attendance throughout the league, averaging just...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers have pathetic attendance at home game

What’s it like when an NHL game is held and almost no one bothers to show up? Just ask the Florida Panthers. In an embarrassing display of abject fan apathy, photos were circulated on social media Monday night depicting a nearly empty BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., both before and during the game between the […] The post Florida Panthers played host to Ottawa Senators and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Have About 35 People Show Up For Game (Photos)

The Florida Panthers have never been much of a draw here in South Florida. Trust me, I can’t name you three hockey fans that I know. They have always been one of the lowest teams in attendance and it looks like they are off to an exceptionally awful start this year.  The attendance figure for their second home game of the season officially came in listed at a franchise-low 7...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Panthers have a slight attendance problem

The Florida Panthers played their second home game of the young NHL season on Monday night at the BB&T Center. The announced attendance was 7,311. The arena seats nearly 20,000 for hockey. As the puck dropped tonight against the Ottawa Senators, it was an ugly scene is South Florida. Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch captured the fan frenzy. 7,311? I’m going to call bullsh...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Attendance for Panthers opener is a franchise low

We’re only a couple of games into the 2014-15 season and it may already be time to sound the alarm for the Florida Panthers. The opener – a game which should yield one of the largest attendance figures of the year – barely drew a crowd. #FlaPanthers attendance of 11,419 sets franchise low for a home opener, including when they were home team in Helsinki in 2009 (11,526) ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there any hope for the Florida Panthers?

The 2014-15 National Hockey League season finally gets underway this week, and there’s no shortage of storylines throughout the league. However, as is usually the case, very few throughout the nation are actually talking about the Florida Panthers. Just a couple of years removed from a surprise playoff run, the Panthers spent the summer drafting first overall and throwing too...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Aleksander Barkov among top 2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers

Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers, C 2013-14 Stats: 8 G, 16 A, 24 P, 54 GP The second overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Barkov is actually set for his 4th season of pro hockey. The native of Finland played two seasons with his hometown Tappara Tampere prior to his NHL debut with the Panthers last year. The Panthers won’t be great this season, but they’ll lean on...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Florida Panthers Preview: Summer Additions Bring Optimism

The Florida Panthers want to make the playoffs in 2014-15 after finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference last season. In an effort to improve a roster lacking veteran talent, the Panthers opened their checkbook and signed several experienced players in the summer. Dave Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, signed a five-year...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers will reduce arena capacity with curtains/tarps

The Florida Panthers are trying to make tickets for their games a hot item. Along with announcing that the ridiculous promotions and incentives for ticket buyers are now a thing of the past, the team has also reduced capacity at Sunrise. #FlaPanthers to reduce capacity at Sunrise arena by using a large black curtain as well as upper deck tarps. pic.twitter.com/NZ9RgcrQc8 — George...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo pokes fun at himself with funny tweet

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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