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Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Florida Panthers

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yahoo.com Updated Sep 24
Yahoo Last Season: 47-26-9 (103 points), 1st in the Atlantic, 3rd in the East It was the most successful season in franchise history with records set in wins (47) and points (103), and a second division title banner earned. There was also a bit of Holly…
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  • Panthers' Ekblad out of World Cup due to injury

    Panthers' Ekblad out of World Cup due to injury

    ESPN.com Sep 20
    Panthers' Ekblad out of World Cup due to injury
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  • Connor McDavid, two other Canadians named North American captai…

    Connor McDavid, two other Canadians named North American captains

    yahoo.com Sep 8
    Team North America has bestowed the captaincy upon Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid before the Edmonton Oilers inevitably do the same later this month. He joins alternate captains Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier and Florida Panthers def…
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  • Jonathan Huberdeau signs six-year, $35.4M contract extension wi…

    Jonathan Huberdeau signs six-year, $35.4M contract extension with Panthers

    yahoo.com Sep 6
    (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Florida Panthers have signed young scoring winger Jonathan Huberdeau to a six-year contract extension worth $35.4 million. The salary cap hit on Huberdeau’s new contract comes out to $5.9 million per-year. Accor…
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  • Trocheck, Cervenka named injury replacements for World Cup rost…

    Trocheck, Cervenka named injury replacements for World Cup rosters

    It was announced Friday that Team North America center Sean Monahan and Team Czech Republic center David Krejci would miss the World Cup of Hockey with injuries. Later Friday, center Vincent Trocheck was named as Monahan’s replacement, while Saturday mo…
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  • Bolland’s back injury hindering ankle rehab, agent says ‘no tim…

    Bolland’s back injury hindering ankle rehab, agent says ‘no timeline’ for return

    The Coyotes’ acquisition of Dave Bolland and the final three years of his five-year, $27.5-million contract was the price Arizona had to pay in order to acquire Lawson Crouse from the Florida Panthers, but taking on Bolland’s deal is made much easier by…
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  • Coyotes don’t expect Bolland to play ‘for the foreseeable futur…

    Coyotes don’t expect Bolland to play ‘for the foreseeable future’

    In order to land Lawson Crouse from the Florida Panthers, the Arizona Coyotes also had to take on Dave Bolland’s anchor of a contract that has three years and $16.5 million remaining. But the Coyotes aren’t expecting to have to fork over much of Bolland…
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  • Coyotes flex cap space again, take on Bolland to land Crouse fr…

    Coyotes flex cap space again, take on Bolland to land Crouse from Panthers

    Life as a budget team hasn’t been bad for the Arizona Coyotes this summer. At the draft in June, the Coyotes swung a deal to land a prospect they were targeting — defenseman Jakob Chychrun — and all that was required of Arizona GM John Chayka was ensuri…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Florida Panthers

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Florida Panthers

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Rapid Fire: with Panthers center Nick Bjugstad

    Rapid Fire: with Panthers center Nick Bjugstad

    With Emma Mason Who did you model your game after? I was always tall and always skinny, so I liked watching players like Ryan Getzlaf and other bigger guys. Blake Wheeler is a Minnesota kid like me, so I watched him when I was younger. There are a lot o…
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  • Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the…

    Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the upcoming season

    The rough and tumble ways of the NHL are starting to go by the wayside, but veteran winger Shawn Thornton is sticking around for one more season with the Florida Panthers. But Thornton, 39, admitted that before he signed a one-year contract extension in…
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  • Boston Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy levels Florida Panthers p…

    Boston Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy levels Florida Panthers pick Lawson Crouse in summer Canada-US game

    When Canada and the United States face off it’s for keeps. That evidently goes for games in August, too. Exhibit A: the hit American defenseman Charlie McAvoy levied on Canadian left winger Lawson Crouse during Saturday’s 5-1 U.S. win in the finale of t…
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  • World junior camp: Canada must rely on stars

    World junior camp: Canada must rely on stars

    PLYMOUTH, MICH. – It was a desultory loss for Canada, dropping their second-last contest of the summer world junior camp tournament 5-1 to Sweden. And to be fair, only some of Canada’s best players were in the game. Dylan Strome, Mitch Marner and Tyson …
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  • Ekblad doesn’t believe front office shake-up will change Panthe…

    Ekblad doesn’t believe front office shake-up will change Panthers’ game

    The Florida Panthers have made several offseason moves in the name of analytics this summer, including the naming of Tom Rowe as the club’s general manager replacing Dale Tallon who was named president of hockey operations. The Panthers are coming off a…
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  • Islanders planning Brooklyn escape to Queens: Report

    Islanders planning Brooklyn escape to Queens: Report

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Fans gather in the plaza prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) Are the New York Islanders planning their escape from Barclays Center? The Islanders…
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  • Panthers coach Gallant ‘a little bit surprised’ by number of mo…

    Panthers coach Gallant ‘a little bit surprised’ by number of moves team made

    The past campaign was the most successful regular season the Florida Panthers have ever put together, so you’ll forgive coach Gerrard Gallant if he didn’t expect to see his club shaken up this summer. After coaching Florida to an Atlantic Division title…
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  • Report: Panthers kicking tires on free agent defenseman Kris Ru…

    Report: Panthers kicking tires on free agent defenseman Kris Russell

    Free agency opened 11 days ago, but defenseman Kris Russell, who was a hot commodity at the trade deadline, has yet to find himself a place to play in the upcoming campaign. However, there may be a new suitor throwing their hat in the ring for the free …
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  • Florida Panthers plan long-term with big free agent deals

    Florida Panthers plan long-term with big free agent deals

    yahoo.com Jul 6
    (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images) Shortly after the Florida Panthers were eliminated from the 2015-16 Stanley Cup Playoffs the team’s management planned out the next season. It also looked two years down the road and three years and fo…
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  • What We Learned: Panthers well-positioned for leap forward

    What We Learned: Panthers well-positioned for leap forward

    yahoo.com Jul 4
    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) Last season the F…
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  • Panthers’ signing spree continues with Reilly Smith contract ex…

    Panthers’ signing spree continues with Reilly Smith contract extension

    The Florida Panthers’ recent free agency wheeling and dealing continued Sunday afternoon with the club announcing it has signed winger Reilly Smith to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth $25 million for an average annual value of $5 millio…
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  • Trocheck completes his 6-year, $28.5M deal with Panthers

    Trocheck completes his 6-year, $28.5M deal with Panthers

    NHL.com Jul 3
    SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers have finalized the signing of forward Vincent Trocheck to a six-year, $28.5 million contract. Trocheck had 25 goals and 28 assists for Florida last season, helping the Panthers win the Atlantic Division ti...
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 02:25

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 20
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including ESPN analyst Linda Cohn trying out for the Florida Panthers.
  • Video - L-Co's Impressive Tryout 00:33

    L-Co's Impressive Tryout

    Mar 17
    ESPN's Linda Cohn participated in the Panthers' Goal of a Lifetime competition to become the team's back-up practice goaltender for a day.
  • Video - Canadiens Beat Panthers 01:21

    Canadiens Beat Panthers

    Mar 17
    Jacob De La Rose had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 win over Florida.
  • Video - Linda Cohn Tries Out For Florida Panthers 01:30

    Linda Cohn Tries Out For Florida Panthers

    Mar 16
    "SportsCenter" anchor Linda Cohn discusses her tryout as a backup practice goalie for the Florida Panthers.