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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers

Western trip rolls into Edmonton after forgettable start in Calgary Panthers (20-18-8 48P) vs Oilers (24-15-7 55P) . WHEN: 9:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 9ish WHERE: Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, Sportsnet 1 ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN GOODIES: Pro Wrestling Night February 9! Hear from coach Tom Rowe following...
Via Little Box Cats
1 day ago

Trocheck scores twice, but Panthers fall to Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Mikael Backlund scored twice in a 13-second span in the second period to break a 2-all tie and the Calgary Flames won 5-2 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.Backlund gave Calgary its first lead on a power play at the 11:23 mark. Matthew Tkachuk deflected Mark Giordano's point shot high in the air and over Roberto Luongo. The puck came down at the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano after disastrous first half

The New York Islanders have decided to part ways with head coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday after an incredibly disappointing first half of the season.  The team named assistant coach and assistant GM Doug Weight as interim head coach.Capuano has been behind the Isles bench since 2010, when he took over for Scott Gordon on an interim basis before being retained by the club after the...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames

Four-game trip - and four late starts for us East Coasties - commences in Calgary Panthers (20-17-8 48P) vs Flames (23-20-3 49P) . WHEN: 9:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 8:30ish WHERE: Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, Sportsnet West ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN GOODIES: Updated as events arise! #FlaPanthers...
Via Little Box Cats
2 days ago

Panthers look to continue road success at Flames

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Florida Panthers haven't lost a road game in more than a month. It's a trend that they're hoping continues when they visit the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night. The Panthers (20-17-8) won four straight road games dating back to Dec. 15, when they lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre. Goalie James Reimer...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Jagr lifts Panthers past Blue Jackets, 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Jaromir Jagr scored early in the third period, helping lead the Florida Panthers past the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night. Shawn Thornton, Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for Florida, and Trocheck, Aaron Ekblad, Jason Demers and Jakub Kindl had assists. James Reimer made 30 saves. With the Panthers leading 3-2, Jagr swatted...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks reportedly won’t use draft picks for playoff push

The Vancouver Canucks are basically the kings of dealing assets for vets who are supposed to help a playoff push, when in reality, the team is far from being competitive. We saw this flawed team-building strategy when GM Jim Benning dealt former first-round pick Jared McCann and multiple draft picks for the steady but unspectacular Erik Gudbranson. The Canucks failed to realize...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers: How has firing coach Gerard Gallant affected the team?

After only 22 games this season the Florida Panthers decided to fire their head coach Gerard Gallant. Replacing him was the Panthers’ own General Manager Tom Rowe. Rowe has since coached the team through 20 games. But has this switch brought any improvements to the team? Many criticized the team’s management for their decision to fire Gallant and the team’s results have not...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The unbreakable Jaromir Jagr now wants to play until he’s 55

Jaromir Jagr is just like the Energizer Bunny, his career keeps going and going and going. The 44-year-old doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, as Jagr admitted he wants to play until he’s 55. Back in December, Jagr said he would work everyday to play until he’s 50. Now he has raised the bar. “I go to 55,” Jagr told NorthJersey.com Monday as the Panthers beat the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jagr passes Messier on assists list

It didn’t take long for Jaromir Jagr to pass Mark Messier for second all time in points in the NHL, as his third period assist against the Bruins gave him 1,888 career points. But let’s just say it wasn’t the prettiest pass in the world. If Jagr keeps getting assists like that, it’s going to be very tough for him to play until he’s 50. But I still hope he tries. From...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid rough December, Florida Panthers co-owner picked for Donald Trump’s cabinet

For outsiders looking at the Florida Panthers organization, 2016 continues to be a very strange year to understand. To recap: The Panthers organization have had a bizarre December. Panthers ownership fired head coach Gerard Gallant, despite relative success. The move was a clear signal towards further embracing analytics with a collaborative management group. But, only days later...
Via The Comeback
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Blackhawks fans engage in makeout session behind Joel Quenneville (vid)

A couple of Chicago Blackhawks fans seated behind their favorite NHL team’s bench couldn’t keep their eyes focused on the on-ice action and instead engaged in a pretty hot-and-heavy makeout session. And Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, separated by a mere foot or two along with some plexiglass, was none the wiser. The very-public-display-of-very-intense-affection occurred...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Making sense of Florida Panthers firing Gerard Gallant, which NHL coach could be next

The Florida Panthers stunned the hockey world on Sunday amid reports of head coach Gerard Gallant being fired. Coming off a surprise 47-win, 103-point season and a Jack Adams nomination in 2015-16, Gallant’s job appeared safe. But despite the relative absurdity of firing a coach coming off a great season (and currently one game over .500 this season), there is a method behind...
Via The Comeback
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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