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Bruins win Matt Beleskey sweepstakes – and trade Reilly Smith f…

Bruins win Matt Beleskey sweepstakes – and trade Reilly Smith for Jimmy Hayes

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Updated 2 hours ago
The Boston Bruins’ wild team turnover continued July 1, as GM Don Sweeney and president Cam Neely snagged the man plenty of insiders pegged as the top free agent forward on the market: Matt Beleskey, formerly of the Anaheim Ducks. Boston also traded win…
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  • Panthers buy out Boyes' contract

    Panthers buy out Boyes' contract

    NHL.com 8 hours ago
    SUNRISE, FLA. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has bought out the contract of F Brad Boyes. The buyout is in accordance with the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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  • Red Wings buy out Stephen Weiss; Mike Green a target?

    Red Wings buy out Stephen Weiss; Mike Green a target?

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    The Stephen Weiss era in Detroit never really got underway after the forward signed a five-year, $24.9 million deal with the Red Wings in 2013. In two seasons, the former Florida Panthers captain missed 86 games as nagging injuries prevented him from be…
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  • Hurricanes’ Semin, Panthers’ Boyes on waivers for buyout purpos…

    Hurricanes’ Semin, Panthers’ Boyes on waivers for buyout purposes

    thehockeynews.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    The Carolina Hurricanes are set to deal with the largest cap hit on a buyout in NHL history. The team announced Tuesday that they have placed winger Alexander Semin, he of a five-year, $35 million contract signed just two seasons ago, on waivers with th…
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  • Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (Puck …

    Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (Puck Daddy Mini-Doc)

    yahoo.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The NHL Draft is scheduled for Friday night at the BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers. Going No. 1: Connor McDavid, to the Edmonton Oilers. Going No. 2 will be Jack Eichel, to the Buffalo Sabres. These two young stars…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Hawks still trying to peddle Sharp and Bickell

    Rumor Roundup: Hawks still trying to peddle Sharp and Bickell

    thehockeynews.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    The increase in the NHL salary cap ceiling from $69 million to $71.4 million does little to help the Chicago Blackhawks escape from salary cap hell for 2015-16. They have over $64 million invested in cap payroll, leaving only $7.3 million to invest in n…
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  • 2015-2016 NHL regular season team schedules

    2015-2016 NHL regular season team schedules

    NHL.com yahoo.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles King...
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  • How Aaron Ekblad won the 2015 Calder Trophy

    How Aaron Ekblad won the 2015 Calder Trophy

    The Florida Panthers are piling up the Calder trophies. On Wednesday night, Aaron Ekblad became the second Panther in three seasons to win the award. Jonathan Huberdeau took home rookie of the year honors in 2013. "It looked easy? It wasn’t that ea…
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  • 2015 Draft Preview – Florida Panthers hunting for snipers

    2015 Draft Preview – Florida Panthers hunting for snipers

    When it comes to future prospects, the Florida Panthers are the envy of many teams around the NHL. But when you have a top-five pick in four of the past five drafts, you’d better be stockpiling some young players who will eventually show the way. That’s…
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  • Maple Leafs acquire rights to highly-touted college prospect Za…

    Maple Leafs acquire rights to highly-touted college prospect Zach Hyman

    yahoo.com Jun 19
    Zach Hyman wanted to play immediately in the NHL if he was to sign with the Florida Panthers. The team didn’t want that and contract negotiations went nowhere. On Friday, GM Dale Tallon finally decided to move on from the 2010 fifth-round pick. The Toro…
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  • Panthers won't re-sign Upshall, Kopecky, Ellis

    Panthers won't re-sign Upshall, Kopecky, Ellis

    NHL.com Jun 18
    SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers will not attempt to re-sign pending unrestricted free agents Dan Ellis, Tomas Kopecky and Scottie Upshall, general manager Dale Tallon said Thursday. "We're going to move in a different direction," Tallon s...
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  • Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr calls his shot: the Cup is coming to Flo…

    Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr calls his shot: the Cup is coming to Florida in 2016

    There may not be a player who has become more universally adored as his career has worn on than Jaromir Jagr. That’s not without reason. Everything he does, Jagr seems to be having a blast and, at 43, he pulled his best Babe Ruth impression and called h…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Is Phil Kessel a fit with Flames, Blues or Panth…

    Rumor Roundup: Is Phil Kessel a fit with Flames, Blues or Panthers?

    In the aftermath of Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman’s claim last Saturday the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting trade inquiries for Phil Kessel, there’s growing speculation over where the 27-year-old scorer could be dealt. If a Kessel trade happens, Friedm…
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  • Bettman says Coyotes, Panthers safe from relocation; NHL expans…

    Bettman says Coyotes, Panthers safe from relocation; NHL expansion possible

    yahoo.com Jun 3
    TAMPA – The Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers are safe. That’s according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who spoke about the plights of the NHL clubs scrutinized by those who believe the relocation of a struggling franchise is inevitable. The C…
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  • NHL could change its unwieldy compensation system in 2016

    NHL could change its unwieldy compensation system in 2016

    TAMPA – In an effort to streamline its compensation system when executives move from one team to another, the NHL has created an unwieldy mess of a gong show. Instead of compensating teams for losing people in their organizations in whom they’ve investe…
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  • Panthers agree to terms with forward Balisy

    Panthers agree to terms with forward Balisy

    NHL.com Jun 1
    Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club agreed to terms on an entry level contract with F Chase Balisy. Balisy, 23, played in 73 games with the St. John’s IceCaps in the American H...
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  • New Sharks coach Peter DeBoer is UNDERRATED, not overrated

    New Sharks coach Peter DeBoer is UNDERRATED, not overrated

    The San Jose Sharks named Peter DeBoer the ninth coach in their history Thursday. And while we’ve seen sexier hires this off-season, from Mike Babcock in Toronto to Dan Bylsma in Buffalo, DeBoer’s might be the most polarizing. Are the Sharks dousing the…
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  • Dan Bylsma’s seemingly inevitable marriage to the Buffalo Sabre…

    Dan Bylsma’s seemingly inevitable marriage to the Buffalo Sabres

    yahoo.com May 26
    Dan Bylsma wants to coach again in the NHL. He nearly took over the Florida Panthers last season, but ultimately it wasn’t a match. (Money was a factor, as Bylsma wanted upwards of $2.5 million per season.) The Pittsburgh Penguins, still paying him afte…
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  • Jaromir Jagr says he would like to play two more years in the N…

    Jaromir Jagr says he would like to play two more years in the NHL

    By the time his career is done, Jaromir Jagr could be the second highest scoring player in the NHL. Jagr, who just finished playing at the World Championship in what he says will be his final event for the Czech Republic national team, may have turned 4…
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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.

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