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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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After breakout 30-goal season, Marchessault among surprises left unprotected in expansion draft
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Jonathan Marchessault provided terrific value for the Florida Panthers last season. The Panthers opted to go with eight skaters — four forwards and four defenseman — in their protected list, exposing Marchessault, who could be an intriguing option for Vegas as it builds its group of forwards.

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Panthers officially hire Bob Boughner as head coach
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Over the weekend, it was reported that the Florida Panthers were close to hiring Bob Boughner as their next head coach. On Monday, the Panthers made it official. “After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to welcome Bob as the new head coach of the Panthers,” GM Dale Tallon said in release.

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Bob Boughner named Panthers coach, and timing is right
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The Florida Panthers made it official on Monday and named Bob Boughner as their next head coach, replacing interim coach Tom Rowe. “After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to welcome Bob as the new head coach of the Panthers,” said GM Dale Tallon.

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NHL Panthers make Boughner fifth coach since 2011
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The NHL's Florida Panthers named Bob Boughner their fifth head coach since 2011 on Monday, seeking a revamp after missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Boughner, a 46-year-old assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks, had been a former NHL defenseman.

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Report: Panthers closing in on Boughner as next head coach
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It seems as if the Florida Panthers’ coaching search is on the verge of coming to an end. According to a report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie on Saturday morning, the Panthers are closing in on a deal (“barring any last minute hiccups”) to make Bob Boughner the team’s next head coach. Boughner, 46, was most […]

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Panthers appear ready to hire Bob Boughner as head coach: Report
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Team Cherry defeated Team Orr 4-2. The Florida Panthers appear ready to select Bob Boughner as their newest head coach. TSN’s Bob McKenzie Tweeted out on Saturday morning that the Panthers won’t be waiting for the Stanley Cup Final to conclude to talk to Nashville Predators assistant Phil Housley.

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Shawn Thornton shifts from Panthers player to Panthers executive
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Back in April, it became clear that tough guy Shawn Thornton realized his playing days were over with the Florida Panthers. “Shawn’s work ethic, enthusiasm and passion for the Panthers organization is second to none,” Panthers president Matthew Caldwell said.

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Shawn Thornton hired as Florida Panthers' business executive
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Shawn Thornton is now a Florida Panthers executive. The recently retired forward was announced Thursday as the Panthers' new vice president of business operations. Thornton revealed in April that he would join the team's front office and work under Panthers president and CEO Matthew Caldwell after taking a bit of time after the season to […]

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