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Hayes signs one-year contract with Panthers

Hayes signs one-year contract with Panthers

NHL.com Updated Jul 29 (2 days ago)
The Florida Panthers have signed forward Jimmy Hayes to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced Tuesday. Tim Wharnsby of CBC.ca reported it is a one-way contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Harvey Filak...
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  • Keaton Ellerby agrees to terms with Jets

    Keaton Ellerby agrees to terms with Jets

    NHL.com Jul 24
    Defenseman Keaton Ellerby has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets worth $700,000, the team announced Thursday. Ellerby, 25, was a first-round pick (No. 10) of the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Draft and had...
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  • Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franch…

    Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?

    If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …
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  • Kings and Sharks win, Islanders and Panthers lose on new NBC sc…

    Kings and Sharks win, Islanders and Panthers lose on new NBC schedule

    From the Winter Classic in Washington to the All-Star Game in Columbus, NBC will be busy in its duties for the 2014-15 season, but they won’t be lugging any gear to Long Island or Sunrise. As the schedule currently stands, the New York Islanders and Flo…
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  • Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya a good bet to lead Florida back into…

    Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya a good bet to lead Florida back into the playoff picture

    On Friday, the Florida Panthers signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year contract extension, though the long-time rumor mill subject may not play out all three seasons with the Panthers. We’ll see. With Kulikov, the Panthers defense is taking pr…
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  • THN’s pre-season prediction debates underscores how parity has …

    THN’s pre-season prediction debates underscores how parity has made the NHL unpredictable

    Every year around this time, THN’s editorial staff convenes in a boardroom to hash out our pre-season NHL predictions. The predictions meeting is a raucous couple of hours in which, after consulting with coaches, scouts, and our larger network of contac…
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  • Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Florid…

    Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Florida Panthers

    Last winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers. This summer, however, has gone largely according to their plan. The Panthers crossed another item off their off-season to-do list on Friday, signing defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a thre...
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  • Panthers re-sign Dmitry Kulikov, suddenly have a pretty decent …

    Panthers re-sign Dmitry Kulikov, suddenly have a pretty decent defense

    yahoo.com Jul 18
    The Florida Panthers re-signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Friday, inking the Russian blueliner to a three-year, $13 million contract extension. Kulikov, 23, was coming off his two-year bridge contract, which carried a cap hit of $2.5 million. The new …
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  • Which franchise will be the next to win its first-ever Stanley …

    Which franchise will be the next to win its first-ever Stanley Cup?

    We recently sorted out our Yearbook predictions for 2014-15, which included projected standings and which team will win the Stanley Cup. Without giving it away, our anticipated winner has been to the promised land before. Which mathematically, should no…
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  • Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitments

    Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitments

    Commitments tend to slow down a bit in the late spring and early summer, so I’ve put together a batch of pledges from recent months for another roundup of NCAA news. As per usual, these commitments were culled from College Hockey Inc. and the excellent …
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  • The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…
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  • Can you imagine the Florida Panthers with a teal logo? It could…

    Can you imagine the Florida Panthers with a teal logo? It could have happened

    There’s a really neat series going on at Icethetics that’s been looking at designer Ken Loh and his involvement with NHL logo designs in the 1990s. It started out with a teal Philadelphia Flyers alternate jersey that never saw the light of day, during a…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Patrick Sharp end up with Canadiens or Pan…

    Rumor Roundup: Could Patrick Sharp end up with Canadiens or Panthers?

    With the Chicago Blackhawks needing to shed salary before the regular season begins, NBC Sports’ Mike Halford wonders if they could turn to their pipeline with the Florida Panthers. The Blackhawks currently sit $2.2 million over the $69-million cap for …
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  • Kevin Dineen joins Blackhawks staff for Whalers reunion, Cup ch…

    Kevin Dineen joins Blackhawks staff for Whalers reunion, Cup chance

    If Kevin Dineen’s post-playing career has had anything, it’s unpredictability. He coached the AHL Portland Pirates from 2005-2011, through two NHL team affiliations (Anaheim Ducks and Buffalo Sabres). His first season as head coach of the Florida Panthe…
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  • Gudbranson, Panthers agree on two-year contract

    Gudbranson, Panthers agree on two-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 10
    Erik Gudbranson agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers on Thursday. Financial details of the contract were not released. "Erik is an important part of our young core of talented players who we are pleased to have sign...
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  • Zanon, Olson sign two-way contracts with Panthers

    Zanon, Olson sign two-way contracts with Panthers

    NHL.com Jul 8
    Defenseman Greg Zanon and center Brett Olson each signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. Zanon, 34, had four assists and a minus-4 rating in 24 games last season with the San Antonio Rampage, the Panthers' Ame...
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  • These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed t…

    These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed to extensions first

    The NHL’s arbitration process is scheduled to begin later this month. Twenty NHL players have filed for arbitration, while three players were taken to arbitration by their teams. Usually, these contracts are settled before the team and player have to fa…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier, Kane & Gonchar buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier, Kane & Gonchar buzz

    The Philadelphia Flyers recent signings (defenseman Nick Schultz, backup goalie Ray Emery and winger Jason Akeson) pushes them above the $69-million salary cap by just more than $3 million. That’s the most of any NHL team this summer, putting pressure o…
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  • Five things we’ll never forget about Alex Kovalev

    Five things we’ll never forget about Alex Kovalev

    Drafted 15th overall in 1991 – right after Pat Peake – Alex Kovalev became a prolific, if somewhat mercurial, NHL scorer. He had the size and the skill to take over NHL games, but at times he also left you expecting more. Kovalev retired from profession…
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  • Additions of Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin make Isles b…

    Additions of Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin make Isles better, but their defense corps still needs major work

    First thing’s first: the New York Islanders overpaid Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin Wednesday, but they’re hardly alone in that regard. The Panthers handed out eye-bulgingly generous contracts as if they were those annoying handbillers who plague…
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  • Video - Panthers Rally Past Stars 00:51

    Panthers Rally Past Stars

    Apr 6
    The Panthers scored three unanswered goals and rallied past the Stars 3-2.
  • Video - Devils Double Up Panthers 01:07

    Devils Double Up Panthers

    Mar 31
    Travis Zajac's hat trick helped the Devils beat the Panthers 6-3.
  • Video - Ducks Snap Home Skid 00:47

    Ducks Snap Home Skid

    Mar 23
    The Ducks broke a four-game home losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Panthers.
  • Video - Quick, Kings Blank Panthers 00:43

    Quick, Kings Blank Panthers

    Mar 22
    Jonathan Quick's fifth shutout of the season lifted the Kings to a 4-0 win over the Panthers.

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