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PANTHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers land Smith from Bruins in exchange for Hayes

  A few hours into free agency, Florida general manager Dale Tallon essentially sounded resigned to the fact that there would be no big splash to make this year. That doesn't mean he didn't try to shake up the Panthers' roster. The Panthers bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes on Wednesday, added five players shortly after the NHL free agency period opened and then picked...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire Reilly Smith from Bruins in exchange for Jimmy Hayes

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers acquired forward Reilly Smith and the contract of forward Marc Savard on Wednesday from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Jimmy Hayes. Smith has appeared in 203 games with Boston and Dallas, scoring 36 goals and adding 64 assists for 100 points. He had 13 goals and 27 assists last season, plus had four goals and an assist in 12 playoff...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boyes bought out, Panthers add 3 to roster

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers have bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes and added three players shortly after the NHL free agency period opened. Boyes was put on waivers earlier in the week and bought out Wednesday once he cleared. He had 21 goals for the Panthers two seasons ago, but dropped to just 14 goals in 78 games this past season. The Panthers signed...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boyes bought out, Panthers add 3 to roster (The Associated Press)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Panthers have bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes and added three players shortly after the NHL free agency period opened.
Via Philly Sports Live
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to terms with McKenna, Harper, Acolatse

SUNRISE, Fla -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms with G Mike McKenna on a two-year, two-way contract. In addition the club also announced that F Shane Harper and D Sena Acolatse have both agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract. "The signing of these three players adds further depth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boucher: 2015 NHL Draft Road Trip

When it was announced that the 2015 NHL Draft was going to be held at the BB&T Center, I knew I wanted to be there. It’s a reasonable drive from Tampa and would offer the opportunity to experience a different kind of NHL event. The Florida Panthers had the honor of hosting this year’s draft at the BB&T Center and what a great experience it was. The Panthers and their...
Via Lightning Shout
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

What I Think of Pick 11 – Lawson Crouse

View image | gettyimages.com With the 11th pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Florida Panthers selected Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs.  Lawson Crouse registered 29 goals and 22 assists (51 points) in 56 games including 70 penalty minutes. Scouts describe him as a big bodied forward, with a short temper, who will mesmerize the defense on the fore-check. Crouse is...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quick notes: Training camp roster, Florida’s offer for Talbot

Apparently the Florida Panthers were only rumored to have offered Jimmy Hayes for Cam Talbot. That is not confirmed. What appears to be confirmed is their offer of a pair of 3rd rounders and a 5th rounder for Talbot: – The Florida Panthers offered two third-round draft picks and a fifth-rounder for New York Rangers […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tallon trims age off Panthers

The young will lead the Panthers next season according to general manager Dale Tallon, who announced Thursday that the club will not offer new contracts to unrestricted free agents Scottie Upshall and Tomas Kopecky. "I like young teams, I like young players," Tallon said to reporters. "We have some good young players in our system and we’re going to give them an opportunity. I...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Florida Panthers

TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Florida Panthers Do With Their Free Agents?

Tomas Kopecky View image | gettyimages.com It’s not that I don’t like Kopecky, but at this point, I think he’s only a fourth line option for the Panthers.  I’d much rather see them use his roster spot to sign a veteran free agent or give a younger guy the chance to become a constant figure on the Panthers roster. Scottie Upshall View image | gettyimages...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr once again retires from international competition

Jaromir Jagr is hanging up his skates from international competition. While Jagr’s career in the NHL is still rolling along, he has announced that he’s done competing with the Czech Republic following his side’s 3-0 loss to the United States during the bronze medal game at the World Hockey Championship. Jaromir Jagr just confirmed that this was his last game for the Czech...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr agrees to new one-year deal with Panthers

  Jaromir Jagr is going nowhere.   The 43-year-old has agreed to a new one-year contract, the club announced Sunday afternoon. The decision was made after just 20 games, as the Panthers acquired Jagr from the New Jersey Devils prior to the NHL deadline. In those 20 games, Jagr scored six goals and added 12 assists, appearing to be rejuvenated by playing with the Panthers’...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Odds are 'pretty good' Jagr stays with the Panthers

At age 43, Jaromir Jagr is showing no signs of slowing down. In the final year of his current contract, it’s ridiculous that we’re all discussing where he’ll play next instead of planning his retirement ceremony. A few rumors have popped up regarding the next chapter in Jagr’s career, but the most recent report indicates he’ll be back in Florida in 2015-16. #FlaPanthers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Defenseman Aaron Ekblad The Top Candidate For Calder Trophy

BOSTON — A defenseman winning the Calder Trophy is rare, but Florida Panthers rookie D-man Aaron Ekblad is a rare talent. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL draft has played with the Panthers since Day 1 of the 2014-15 campaign and is playing at a level rarely seen from defensemen age 18 or 19. Not only does Ekblad deserve a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder, at this point...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers’ Jimmy Hayes is in a rut

Florida Panthers forward Jimmy Hayes was on fire earlier this season, and for a large part of the season, he was the second-leading goal-scorer on the team. His drive, skating, speed and aggression developed from offseason improvements, and he was making a significant contribution to the team. However, since Feb. 17, he has just the one goal […] The post Florida Panthers’ Jimmy...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to John Madden’s criticism

Will Ferrell took a heavy dose of criticism from none other than John Madden for his spring training stunt where he played in 10 different games for 10 different teams in the same day. Ferrell’s stunt was done for charity and recorded with camera crews for a future TV project. Though Ferrell’s day-long affair was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

The scene prior to a recent professional hockey game in Sweden was shocking, to say the least. Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers enforcer Andre Deveaux went off the deep end prior to a playoff game when he attacked an opponent before a game. Seemingly out of nowhere, Deveaux sprinted from the boards to center ice where he unleashed a vicious slash before jumping on...
Via NESN.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden

Earlier this spring, actor Will Ferrell took the Cactus League by storm by playing nine different positions for ten different teams during five different baseball games. While it was a publicity stunt it was also done to raise money for charity. Not everybody was a fan of Ferrell’s stunt and that included legendary announcer John Madden, who called it a lack of respect for the...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn will participate in a Panthers goalie tryout

Two weeks ago, the Florida Panthers had both of their goalies get injured in a game against the Maple Leafs, which nearly led to goalie coach Robb Tallas taking the ice for the team. Naturally, the Panthers decided to have some fun with the situation, and are holding a “Goal of a Lifetime” contest, in which 60 invitees will try out to be the team’s backup practice goalie for...
Via Awful Announcing
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers holding public tryouts for practice goalie

After the Florida Panthers ran out of goaltenders the other night, the team announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day. Both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, forcing 41-year-old goalie coach Robb Tallas to take over the netminding duties. So any hockey fan who wants...
Via The Other Paper
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach Robb Tallas suits up for Panthers in emergency situation (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltending coach Robb Tallas signed a 1-day contract and suited up to play Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an emergency situation. Starting goalie Roberto Luongo was hit by a puck in the neck area in the first period and did not come out after the first intermission. Backup Al Montoya...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What should the Florida Panthers do with Vincent Trocheck?

Vincent Trocheck, a third-round pick of the Florida Panthers from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has impressed a lot in his brief NHL time both this season and last — 14 points in 29 games this season, eight points in 20 games last season. In between these stints in the NHL, he has become a key player for […] The post What should the Florida Panthers do with Vincent Trocheck? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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