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Panthers rookie Aaron Ekblad already feeling comfortable in NHL

Five games into his Florida Panthers career and rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad is already feeling like an NHL player. "I feel like I'm here and I'm battling every single day," Ekblad said before embarking on his first NHL road trip. "I'm giving absolutely everything. I've got to play here and be here. With the support that I have from the guys on this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

You Want Rumors?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - Panthers general manager Dale Tallon is most certainly on the hotseat. The new owners are demanding that this team be competitive and the Panthers are mired in the same old mess. Yes, they have good young players, but the older veterans brought in by Tallon haven’t done the job. Many believe he’s the guy on the hotseat. The Panthers...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

I NOW Consider Roberto Luongo A Hall Of Famer

One question I find interesting is exactly when in a player's career does he establish himself as a Hockey Hall of Famer regardless of what may happen in the remainder of his career.  I think Roberto Luongo has reached that threshold. Luongo has been a top goaltender in the NHL for many years.  The problem has been that I have been waiting for that one final big accomplishment...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers' Luongo climbs all-time shutout list with win over Sabres

  Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for his 67th career shutout, leading the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night for their first victory of the season. Luongo moved past Patrick Roy into sole possession of 13th place on the career shutouts list. Luongo, who blanked the Sabres for the fourth time in his career, also extended his scoreless streak against...
Via AP on Fox
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers notes: Florida hits road hungry to break into win column

The bags are packed, the sticks are stowed and the white away jerseys are off their hangers -- the Florida Panthers are hitting the road. Embarking on a four-game, nine-day road trip that begins in Buffalo, N.Y., and ends in Glendale, Ariz., Panthers coach Gerard Gallant is hoping that some time away from home is just what the team needs to break out of their early-season slump....
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallant insists if Panthers keep putting pucks on net, goals will come

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Gerard Gallant remains composed while weathering his first storm as Florida Panthers head coach, believing that if the team continues to put forth the same effort they did Monday, the offensive floodgates will open soon enough. Through three games the Panthers have managed just three goals. After notching just one goal against New Jersey on Saturday in their home...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 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
7 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
7 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
9 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
12 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
16 days ago  |  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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