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Leafs sign winger David Booth to 1-year deal

The Miami Herald Veteran forward David Booth has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with Vancouver.
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Ducks sign D Sami Vatanen to 2-year deal

The Miami Herald The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming off his rookie season.
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Stars reach 4-year deal with Antoine Roussel

The Miami Herald Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
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Wild's Vanek helping federal probe in New York

The Miami Herald Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.
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Panthers top pick Aaron Ekblad's eager to earn spot

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Harvey Fialkov , Sun Sentinel) — Teenage defenseman has the size and skills to make the team at just 18 The Panthers passed on a projected NHL-ready defenseman in last year's draft when they selected center Aleksander Barkov...
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Cuban-American goalie Al Montoya hopes to ‘show off my American dream’ with Florida Panthers

The Miami Herald The Panthers already had one extremely marketable goalie on their roster in Roberto Luongo.
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Ekblad learns lessons from Panthers prospect camp

NHL.com After Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad wrapped up his first professional development camp, the first pick in the 2014 NHL Draft wasn't quite sure what was next on his agenda.Perhaps he...
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Here Comes the Big Cubano

NHL.com On July 1, the Panthers signed goaltender Al Montoya, who spent the last two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, to a two-year deal. Though it might have flown slightly under the radar in the midst of...
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Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Ovechkin

The Miami Herald Another sports power couple's engagement is off.
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Maple Leafs sign Cody Franson, avoid arbitration

The Miami Herald The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration, with the defenseman signing a $3.3 million, one-year contract.
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Red Wings GM Ken Holland won't rush prospects

The Miami Herald Red Wings general manager Ken Holland understands why some are critical of decisions he made last season and this offseason.
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Ilitches release details on Wings arena complex

The Miami Herald The Ilitch family has unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.
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Blackhawks D Oduya says he broke foot in playoffs

The Miami Herald Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks' annual fan convention.
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Rangers agree to terms with forward Lee Stempniak

The Miami Herald The Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
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Salary cap's wrath sure to visit Blackhawks

The Miami Herald If Patrick Sharp is bothered that his name has repeatedly surfaced in trade rumors this summer, the Blackhawks winger isn't showing it.
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Racine, Weegar look to standout among young Panthers' defensemen

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ryan S. Clark, Sun Sentinel ) — Panthers have 15 defensemen who are 23 or younger CORAL SPRINGS — Nobody would blame Jonathan Racine and Mackenzie Weegar for feeling as if they've accomplished something.
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Blackhawks convention festive, despite no repeat

The Miami Herald The mood was festive at the Chicago Blackhawks' convention even though the club couldn't follow its Stanley Cup championship with a repeat.
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Penguins sign D Simon Despres to 2-year deal

The Miami Herald The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season.
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Penguins name Recchi player development coach

The Miami Herald The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise's player development coach.
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Florida Panthers re-sign Dmitry Kulikov to three-year deal

The Miami Herald The last time Dmitry Kulikov and the Panthers had to negotiate a contract, it took much, much longer than anyone figured.
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Blog Articles

Florida Panthers Comparo: Dave Bolland vs. Vincent Trocheck

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — For those who believe Bolland is the best choice at third line center for Florida, read on. The Florida  Panthers recently inked free agent forward  Dave Bolland to a 5-year, $5.5 million AAV...
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GOING BACK TO MIAMI: Al Montoya excited about joining Florida Panthers

The Miami Herald (George Richards) — TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards The Panthers already had one extremely marketable goalie on their roster in Roberto Luongo. On July 1, they added another -- one who could help them reach a large segment...
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Monday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Wherein we make stuff up. To pass these dreary summer slow-news no-news days, we'll be employing a few more Caterwauls in the coming weeks, and you know what that means: the soapbox is yours....
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KULIKOV'S BACK: Panthers sign defenseman to three-year deal ... Tallon still working on Hayes, Ekblad

The Miami Herald (George Richards) — TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards The last time Dmitry Kulikov and the Panthers had to negotiate a contract it took much, much longer than anyone figured. Kulikov held out for more money in 2012 and by the...
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Florida Panthers Sign D Dmitry Kulikov

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats make the 23-year-old the club's second highest-paid defenseman. The Florida Panthers have signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a 3-year, $13 million contract, keeping another of the...
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Florida Hockey History: The phantom Florida Breakers

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — In 1976, former NHL exec Bill Putnam took three swings at bringing the WHA to the Hollywood Sportatorium and came up empty. If you know your hockey or Florida sports history, then you have...
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Florida Panthers Sign F Brandon Pirri

Litter Box Cats (Ryan Meier) — The Florida Panthers sign forward Brandon Pirri to a two-year, one-way contract, as they continue to lock up their remaining restricted free agents. The Panthers are continuing to retain their...
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Grading the Florida Panthers: 2014 NHL Draft

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — Now that the dust has settled, how did the Cats do with their selections? The Florida  Panthers began the draft with the No.1 overall pick, and ended with the No. 182 selection. They had four...
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Panthers Sign RFAs Olsen, Wilson, Martindale

Litter Box Cats (Ryan Meier) — Restricted free agents Dylan Olsen, Garrett Wilson and Ryan Martindale all sign new contracts with the Panthers. Three down and three more to go. The Florida Panthers took more steps towards...
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Florida Panthers 2014 RFAs: forward Brandon Pirri

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — In this latest installment of our summer series we look at yet another highly-touted Chicago prospect who failed to crack a deep roster before arriving in South Florida. This offseason could...
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Florida Panthers 2014 Development Camp: Recapping Day Five

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — In the final day of the annual development camp, Team Red triumphed over Team Blue before a packed Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. Camp is now complete, and the 36 prospects that the Panthers ...
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Florida Panthers 2014 Development Camp: Day Five Scrimmage Open Thread

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Final day of action features 9 a.m. scrimmage. The week has seemingly flown by, and fans waiting for actual competition aside from myriad practices and drills will have to wait no longer. The ...
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Panthers 2014 Development Camp: Recapping Day Four

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — One day before final scrimmage, players work on position-specific drills. A day removed from a bonding experience at the beach and community service projects, Florida's prospects returned to the...
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Florida Panthers re-sign RFA D Erik Gudbranson to two-year deal

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats extend relationship with their first choice in the 2010 Entry Draft. The Florida Panthers have taken care of one of their key restricted free-agents by inking 22-year-old defenseman Erik...
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Florida Panthers 2014 Development Camp: Day Four Open Thread

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Back to the rink(s) for Cats' prospects. After  spending Wednesday off-ice , camp resumes this morning with two sessions from Coral Springs (8:45 to 10:15 and 9:45 to 12 pm). Full roster below,...
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Eye On The Panthers: Brad Boyes

Litter Box Cats (Francisco Oporta) — Cast aside by 29 teams and reduced to a PTO, Boyes revived his career in the sawgrass during 2013-14. Will he bring more goodness to the Cats in the coming year? Possibly one of the more...
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Eye on the Florida Panthers: infographics and more from summer of 2014

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Love us some infographics. Vincent Trocheck is not the big center that the Florida Panthers have been coveting (and trying to hoard via the draft) since Dale Tallon took over as...
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Panthers 2014 Development Camp: Recapping Day Two

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — High-end prospects impress on second day of action from Coral Springs. Day Two of Florida's camp kicked off much earlier than Tuesday, with the practice portions getting underway around 8:45 a.m....
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ROCCO'S WAY: Rocco Grimaldi fighting for spot with Florida Panthers ... Cats add depth with Olson and Zanon

The Miami Herald (George Richards) — TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards After two strong years at the University of North Dakota -- the last of which he led the Sioux in scoring -- Rocco Grimaldi is ready for the next challenge in his career....
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Florida Panthers sign D Greg Zanon and C Brett Olson

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats ink pair of depth players to two-way deals. The Florida Panthers have signed veteran defenseman  Greg Zanon and center Brett Olson to one-year, two-way contracts. The new acquistions...
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