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‘Don’t be afraid’ — Panthers’ Ekblad voices support for LGBT athletes
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Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has recently voiced his support of the LGBT community — and LGBT athletes in particular. The 21-year-old Ekblad recently made the comments to Boca Raton Magazine, following an appearance in a Nike commercial supporting the LGBT community. You’ll be surprised by how many people are accepting,” he says, elaborating on […]

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Panthers add Harry Zolnierczyk to PTO mix
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The Florida Panthers already handed a PTO offer to Brandon Pirri, and now they’re doing the same with Harry Zolnierczyk. With Radim Vrbata, Evgeni Dadonov, and Micheal Haley already added to the roster with full contracts this summer, the Panthers will

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It’s Florida Panthers day at PHT
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The Florida Panthers entered last season with high expectations, given their playoff appearance in 2016 and a busy summer of acquisitions and signings that followed. There has been significant change both on and off the ice for the Panthers since April. The days of Jaromir Jagr in a Panthers uniform appear to be over.

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What if … Florida had traded Roberto Luongo for Joe Thornton?
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Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. The Florida Panthers have quite a lurid history of mismanagement, horrible decisions, in-fighting and tomfoolery […]

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Ekblad ready to bounce back from frustrating year
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The 2016-17 season was a disappointing one for the entire Florida Panthers organization. A young team that seemed to be on the rise badly regressed, went through a tumultuous season on and off the ice, and struggled to keep some of its best players healthy. It was also a frustrating season on an individual level […]

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Panthers’ best hope for improvement in 2017: Better health for top players
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Whether or not the Florida Panthers made the right moves this offseason is certainly up for some level of debate. Dadonov is a pretty big question mark, Haley isn’t going to provide any offense, and while Vrbata is still a very productive player he’s probably not a clear improvement over what Jagr or Marchessault provided […]

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Jayce Hawryluk could be intriguing prospect for Panthers this season
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Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon has talked extensively this offseason about giving young players an opportunity to play and trying to create a faster, more up-tempo, aggressive roster. One of the young players that might get an opportunity to make that sort of an impact is 2014 second-round draft pick Jayce Hawryluk. Throughout his junior […]

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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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