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Florida Panthers Hire Leo Luongo To Coach AHL Affiliate

To date, this offseason has seen the Florida Panthers’ organization undergo a staffing overhaul. And, this past Tuesday, another name was added to an ever-growing list of hires. Added to the Springfield Thunderbirds’ personnel for the club’s inaugural season, Canadian Leo Luongo was hired as Goaltending Coach of the Cats’ AHL affiliate, bringing over eight years of major junior, professional …

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Florida Panthers Make Pair Of Roster Moves Prior To 2016 NHL Entry Draft

The Florida Panthers are a team in transition–following a front office shake-up, the Cats have pulled the trigger on a handful of trades. This past Thursday was no exception. In the wake of Monday’s Keith Yandle trade, General Manager Tom Rowe announced yet another swap, sending diminutive center Rocco Grimaldi to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Reto Berra. …

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Florida Panthers Snag Negotiating Rights to Keith Yandle

The Cats just patched another chink in their armor. With free agency rapidly approaching and General Manager Tom Rowe expecting defenseman Brian Campbell to test the open market, the Florida Panthers made a move that could potentially bolster their blueline. Packaging together two draft picks, the Cats shipped a sixth round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft–along with a conditional …

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Florida Panthers Sign Ian McCoshen to Entry Level Contract

Following the Florida Panthers’ recent decision to trade bruising defenseman Erik Gudbranson, pundits and fans alike wondered how the Cats would fill the multiple holes existing on their back line. Sunday night, the club moved to address the issue. Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract worth $925,000 per season at the NHL level, 20-year old blueliner Ian McCoshen is set …

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Florida Panthers Trade Marc Savard, Pick to Devils

The Cats just freed up some financial wiggle room. Announced Friday evening, the Florida Panthers agreed to a two-for-two trade with the New Jersey Devils, packaging Marc Savard’s contract with a 2018 second round draft pick in exchange for Paul Thompson and Graham Black. Although Savard hasn’t taken to an NHL ice surface since February of 2011, the former Bruin has …

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Reaction To The Florida Panthers New Jerseys For The 2016-2017 Season

Last season the Florida Panthers took one step forward in re-creating the club’s identity, as the Cats won their division (Atlantic) for just the second time in franchise history. A notorious non-playoff team making a statement and on the rise. Full NHL Coverage From HOHM The Panthers took another step in the process of refreshing the team’s identity after Florida …

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Florida Panthers Trade Erik Gudbranson

Talk about a quick turnaround. Roughly two weeks after defenseman Erik Gudbranson agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million bridge contract with the Florida Panthers, the Ottawa, Ontario, native is set to ship back across the northern border. On Wednesday, Gudbranson’s former club dealt the former third-overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks, swapping him and a 2016 fifth round draft pick for …

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Florida Panthers Re-Sign Erik Gudbranson

Talk about the right of parlay.  A little over two weeks after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Florida Panthers re-upped 2010 third-overall selection Erik Gudbranson on a one-year, $3.5 million contract, retaining a key component of their young defensive corps. A veteran of 309 NHL contests at the age of 24, the 6’5″, 216-pound native of Ottawa, Ontario, had himself an …

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Linus Hultström Signing Kicks Off Florida Panthers’ Offseason

Despite the Florida Panthers’ bowing out of the playoffs at the sticks of the New York Islanders (you don’t want to get me started on that), the club’s 2015-2016 campaign ought to be viewed as nothing short of a success. And, with its offseason kicking off a little earlier than most would have liked, General Manager Dale Tallon helped to …

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Aleksander Barkov Signs Six-Year Contract Extension With Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have locked down a major contributor in their forward corps for years to come. Breaking Monday evening, news is spreading that the Cats have signed budding young centerman Aleksander Barkov to a contract extension. Purported to be valued at $36.4 million over the course of six seasons, the deal breaks down as follows (according to David Pagnotta): …

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Florida Panthers Continue To Defy The Odds With Franchise Record 11 Game Winning Streak

To me, there’s one enduring image that defines the Florida Panthers’ improbable (yet all too amazing) 11-game win streak. It isn’t a still of Roberto Luongo, flashing leather and robbing an opposing forward of a sure goal. It isn’t a snap of Jaromir Jagr, flanked by linemates half his age, celebrating after extending his team lead in the goal scoring …

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Jaromir Jagr Only Part Of Panthers’ Success

Let’s be real here: We all know that Jaromir Jagr is a badass. Not just your standard, run-of-the-mill badass either. This dude is the consummate badass. Like, your WWII-fighting, Scotch-swilling, bareknuckle-brawling grandpa’s type of badass. Case in point: After being on the wrong end of a high stick to the piehole in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against …

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Jaromir Jagr Ties Marcel Dionne for Fourth all-time in NHL Goalscoring

731. Across 23 seasons spent among eight different National Hockey League franchises, Jaromir Jagr’s illustrious career sparkles almost like no other. Even on the most superficial of glances, a tidal wave of stats, figures and records inundate the casual observer. But even now, at the age of 43, the NHL’s oldest star manages to add to the bevy of accolades …

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