Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are on the rise. Since ending the 2017-18 National Hockey League season on a 25-8-2 run, the Panthers have added some quality depth up front, their defense has another year of experience and an intriguing addition, and they’ve bolstered their goaltending battery. Now that the Panthers are finally, finally a force to be
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The Selke Trophy is given to the “forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game,” and while offensive output is not mentioned in the description, it too is a factor. Although left out of this year’s nominees, it is an award the Florida Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov is not only worthy
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The Florida Panthers were on the cusp of a playoff position since the all-star break, but with the 2017-18 regular season in the books, they came up one point short. While at one time only a point behind the New Jersey Devils, the Panthers found themselves five points back with four games to play. Perhaps
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Prior to being dealt to the Florida Panthers at this year’s trade deadline, Frank Vatrano had played 25 games for the Boston Bruins this season. In those 25 games, he amassed just two goals, skated to a minus-3 and rarely saw more than ten minutes of ice time per game. Meanwhile, since becoming a Florida
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The Florida Panthers have found their identity and it’s time for them to make a statement. Fresh off what are probably the two most important wins of the season, the Panthers start the week very much in the playoff race. While they were unable to shut down Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Aleksander Barkov
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The 2018 National Hockey League Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and speculation is rampant regarding who the buyers are – and what they want – and who will be selling – and what they have on offer. The Florida Panthers are approaching the deadline without much they can really offer other teams, at first glance,
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As the first-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, there were, and still are, massive expectations heaped upon the shoulders of Aaron Ekblad. The Florida Panthers defenseman has done nothing but perform, quickly establishing himself as the Panthers’ number one rearguard after stepping into the NHL at 18. He’ll no doubt continue to
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The Florida Panthers are, and pretty much always have been, one of the most colourful teams in the National Hockey League. On the figurative side of things, whether it’s arena shenanigans, overbearing ownership, or general manager Dale Tallon’s twisted revenge plot, the Panthers are never, ever boring. And on the literal side of things, the Cats
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Twenty-two games into the season, Florida Panthers head coach Bob Boughner has done everything but go on the record and announce what six defensemen he plans on having in the lineup every night moving forward. Unfortunately, Alexander Petrovic has found himself as the odd-man out and a healthy scratch for the past eight games. For
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The law of averages states that things eventually even out; the Florida Panthers better hope that happens soon. Despite playing relatively well, the team still came out of the third week of the 2017-18 National Hockey League campaign with a 1-2-0 record, putting them 3-4-0 on the season, good for sixth in the uber-competitive Atlantic.
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The 2017-18 National Hockey League season has begun, and we were treated to a tremendously entertaining season-opening home-and-home between the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Panthers badly outplayed the Lightning for most of their two-game set, outshooting them 36-25 and 48-30 (84-55 altogether) in the process. However, the Bolts, being the enormously
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After a shambolic 2016-17 season, the Florida Panthers have hit the reset button. They’ve stabilised their management, brought in a new coach, and committed to a youthful lineup focussed on speed and puck movement. But will these changes be enough for the Panthers to make the postseason in the ultra-competitive Eastern Conference? After all, one
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This article was originally written in August, 2009. “Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure’s Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans
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