Florida Panthers

First-round pick Tippett is ‘going to get every opportunity’ to make Panthers roster
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The Florida Panthers were extremely pleased to get forward Owen Tippett with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft because as general manager Dale Tallon said (via the Panthers’ official website), the team had a need for a “sniper” and a “pure scorer” on their roster. After seeing what Tallon had to say about […]

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Panthers add Vrbata on one-year deal; Haley for two years
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The Florida Panthers attempted to add a little more scoring punch to their lineup in free agency on Saturday afternoon by signing veteran forward Radim Vrbata to a one-year contract that will pay him a $2.5 million base salary with another $1.5 million in potential bonuses, according to Pierre LeBrun. The 36-year-old winger is coming […]

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It sounds like the Panthers have big plans for Evgeny Dadonov
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The Florida Panthers were busy on the first day of free agency, saying goodbye to Jaromir Jagr and Jussi Jokinen and replacing them with forwards Evgeni Dadonov, Radim Vrbata and Michael Haley. Not only does Dadonov, for the time being, seem slated to skate on the team’s top line alongside Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. […]

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Where will Jaromir Jagr go next after parting ways with Panthers?
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As NHL free agency opens on Saturday, let’s give a warm welcome back to #JagrWatch. Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda, told TSN’s Pierre LeBrun that the 45-year-old-forward will not be back with the Florida Panthers, ending his two-and-a-half season tenure in South Florida. There was interest in re-signing Jagr, who scored 16 times and recorded 46 […]

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Panthers re-sign Petrovic — one-year, $1.8 million
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The Florida Panthers announced on Saturday morning that they have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Alex Petrovic to a one-year contract that will pay him $1.8 million. Petrovic, 25, appeared in 49 games for the Panthers this past season, scoring one goal and adding 13 assists. “Alex is an important part of our young core […]

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Bruins waive Jimmy Hayes and will buy him out
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With the news on Friday that the Bruins have placed Jimmy Hayes on waivers for the purpose of buying him out of the final year of his contract, it closes a couple of pathetic chapters in recent Black and Gold lore. First, it closes the book on a misguided Bruins move with the Florida Panthers to swap […]

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It looks like KHL scoring forward Dadonov could return to the Panthers
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The Florida Panthers lost Jonathan Marchessault in the expansion draft. It appears, however, they may have acquired another potential scoring forward through free agency. According to Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel, the Panthers have agreed on a

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Report: Panthers want Jagr back (just for less money)
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The team wants him back in 2017-18, but at least a mild discount, according to the Miami Herald’s George Richards. Ultimately, the Panthers may remain the best fit for the 45-year-old, although it would be awfully interesting to see what kind of interest Jagr would draw if he truly put “feelers” out there. Jagr saw […]

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Florida Panthers aren’t afraid to change, but will they actually improve?
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The Florida Panthers’ history as a franchise makes you wonder if they’ll ever find the right balance between stability and innovation. Dale Tallon’s probably received the longest leash of them all, and this past year or so made a mess of that situation. Smith was a golden boy of sorts to the more stats-leaning members […]

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Panthers hire Jack Capuano as associate coach
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Former Islanders head coach Jack Capuano had been waiting to get behind the bench of another NHL team, and on Friday he was able to get his wish. Capuano had spoken to the Golden Knights about their head coaching vacancy before they hired Gerard Gallant and earlier this week there was talk of him joining […]

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NHL draft 2017: Florida Panthers select winger Owen Tippett and his lethal scoring skills
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Owen Tippett can shoot the puck. One of the best shots in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft fell into the Florida Panthers’ lap when they selected Owen Tippett with the No. 10 overall pick on Friday. Tippett adds a lethal scoring threat to Panthers’ prospect pool, which lacks high-end talents.

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Two key Panthers reportedly headed to Vegas Golden Knights
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The Florida Panthers raised eyebrows for allowing forwards Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith to be exposed to the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft, but at least they’d only lose one valuable scorer, right? In what might be the continuation of a front office overhaul that essentially is hitting the reset button on last year’s moves, […]

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