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Panthers' new defensemen should bolster anemic power play

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Although the Panthers overhauled their defensive corps with four new projected starters this season, they didn't necessarily do so to improve their respectable seventh-ranked defense. They...
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Panthers cut eight from training camp roster

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Florida Panthers continued to pare down their training camp roster on Friday by sending eight players to the Springfield (Mass.) Thunderbirds, Florida's AHL affiliate. There were no...
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Panthers' Ekblad talks about his neck injury

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad on neck injury.
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Panthers center Aleksander Barkov joins team for first time

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Panthers center Aleksander Barkov joins team for first time.
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Panthers begin cutting down roster; Ekblad cleared; Barkov returns

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Florida Panthers began to whittle their 59-man roster down by sending three of this year’s draft picks back to their respective junior teams. Forward Jonathan Ang, 18, a fourth-round...
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Panthers goalie Sam Brittain patiently waits his turn

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Goaltenders often takes years to refine their skills before getting an opportunity to play in the NHL. So Sam Brittain knows he must remain patient, especially because he's got several rungs...
  • 2 days ago

Preview: Panthers at Lightning, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — When/where: 7:30 p.m.; Amalie Arena, Tampa TV/Radio: None Notable: The Florida Panthers split their annual preseason doubleheader with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday at the BB&T...
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Panthers split doubleheader; Luongo returns

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said earlier this week that he wanted to start one game of Tuesday's preseason doubleheader against the Nashville Predators to get over the, "mental hump,'' of...
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Roberto Luongo is back on the ice

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Panthers goalie played about 30-minutes in preseason game against the Predators
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Panthers begin preseason with 4-1 win over Predators; Luongo returns in second game

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said earlier this week that he wanted to start one game of Tuesday’s preseason doubleheader against the Nashville Predators to get over the, “mental hump,’’ of...
  • 2 days ago
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Panthers' Trocheck feels he's in midseason form after World Cup experience

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida Panthers blossoming center Vincent Trocheck experienced sort of a déjà vu after his 23-and-under North American team was eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey despite winning two of...
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Preview: Panthers vs. Predators, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. and 7

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — When/where: BB&T Center, Sunrise TV/Radio: No TV; second game only on 560-AM Notable: The Panthers will split their squad up in a day-night doubleheader against the Nashville Predators....
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Panthers' Justin Fontaine bids for fourth-line vacancy

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Florida Panthers have very few spots available on their opening-night 23-man roster, but former Minnesota Wild forward Justin Fontaine seems determined to earn a job on the fourth line so...
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Panthers Nick Bjugstad remembers Jose Fernandez

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Nick Bjugstad on death of Jose Fernandez who he met several times when he came to panthers game last season.
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Panthers Derek Mac Kenzie remembers Jose Fernandez

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Panthers Derek Mac Kenzie on death of Jose Fernandez who he met several times taking batting practice.
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Florida Panthers remember Jose Fernandez

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida Panthers president of hockey operations Dale  Tallon released a statement on the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning. ...
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Panthers auditioning scorers to add punch to Bjugstad's line

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Craig Davis) — Young Florida Panthers forward Jared McCann was in the middle of a shooting drill when he first saw Nick Bjugstad step on the ice. At 6 feet 6, Bjugstad has a commanding presence on skates....
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Gallant: Ekblad had scare with concussion but everything looks good

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Panthers coach Gerard Gallant returns from World Cup tournament and discussion hopes for the season. Says star Aaron Ekblad seems fine after injury scare at Cup tournement.
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Demers expects Panthers' to jell quickly

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Panthers' Jason Demers dicusses joining a defensive corps stocked with newcomers.
  • 7 days ago
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Panthers push ahead with revamped offensive-minded defensive corps

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Craig Davis) — It is always eyebrow raising when a team discards players who have been part of a successful formula. That was the case when the Florida Panthers overhauled their defensive corps after...
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Blog Articles

Panthers blanked 2-0 by Lightning

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats fall to 1-2 in the preseason The Florida Panthers didn’t bring its full arsenal of firepower to the Gulf Coast and it showed, as the Cats were shutout 2-0 by the Tampa Bay Lightning at...
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Florida Panthers Caterwaul - Lightning Gamethread

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — The Cats take on the Bolts in preseason game #3 After splitting a doubleheader with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers (1-1) will do battle with the Tampa Bay Lighting...
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Florida Panthers 20 Under 21: #2 Jared McCann

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — 69 games of NHL experience has forward near the top of our list It hardly seems fair including Jared McCann on our list, but we don’t make the rules, we just write within them. Okay,...
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Panthers split doubleheader with Nashville

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats take the matinee, Preds hold on to win nightcap The Florida Panthers returned to action by splitting a preseason doubleheader with the Nashville Predators at the BB&T Center on Tuesday. ...
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Florida Panthers Caterwaul - Predators Gamethread

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — The Cats open the preseason with a doubleheader versus Nashville The Florida Panthers open their preseason slate today with two games against the Nashville Predators at the BB&T Center. The...
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Florida Panthers 20 Under 21: #3 Juho Lammikko

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — Multifaceted forward ready for the pro game Juho Lammikko is not the most skilled player in our countdown, nor the most offensively or defensively gifted, but, this forward with good size from...
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Florida Panthers 20 Under 21: #4 Denis Malgin

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — Swiss forward wows at rookie tournament If the writers at LBC were to re-vote today, Denis Malgin would likely land a place or two higher on this list, because this undersized Swiss forward has...
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Florida Panthers open training camp

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Hungry Cats ready to improve on last season The Florida Panthers opened training camp for the 2016-17 regular season today with multiple practices and a scrimmage at Panthers IceDen this...
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World Cup: Russia blanks Finland; Panthers all done

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Russians gain last semifinal spot with 3-0 win Round Robin play wrapped up on Thursday in Toronto and all of the Florida Panthers participating in the 2016 World Cup are heading home. Russia...
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Trocheck scores in North America’s 4-3 win over Sweden

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — 23-U team needs help from Finland to advance Team North America pulled out a 4-3 overtime over Sweden in its final round robin game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Unfortunately, by not...
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World Cup: Finland blanked 2-0 by Sweden

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Barkov and Jokinen will not advance without major help After getting beat 4-1 by Team North America, Finland’s offense continued to struggle in a 2-0 loss to arch-rival Sweden. The 0-2 Finns...
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Malgin magic continues as Panthers beat Lightning 3-2

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats win rookie tournament with perfect 3-0 record The Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon to claim the top spot in this year’s rookie tournament at Panthers...
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Aaron Ekblad missed Team North America - Russia game with upper-body injury

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats defenseman reportedly has "mild" concussion Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad sat out Team North America's 4-3 loss to Russia last night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. ...
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Florida Panthers 20 under 21: #5 Samuel Montembeault

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — QMJHL netminder could be Florida’s number three option soon The Panthers have high expectations for this young goaltender, and to date, he has not disappointed. Samuel Montembeault comes in at...
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World Cup: Team North America upends Finland 4-1

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Ekblad, Trocheck get the best of Barkov, Jokinen Team North America opened the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with an impressive 4-1 win over Finland Sunday night in Toronto. Jack Eichel opened the...
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Malgin hat trick leads Panthers rookies past Capitals

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats move to 2-0 in rookie tournament with 5-2 win Florida Panthers prospect Denis Malgin is certainly making some noise at this year’s rookie tournament. After scoring twice and adding an...
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Panthers rookies thrash Nashville 6-3

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Denis Malgin sparks the Cats to tourney-opening win After Tampa Bay and Washington opened the annual rookie tournament at Panthers IceDen with a bang in 7-6 affair won by the Lightning, the...
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Saturday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Hockey’s Back! Rookie tournament, World Cup start today The start of the NHL regular season is still a few weeks away, but we are getting there, folks. This weekend, we have nice distractions on...
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Florida Panthers 20 Under 21: #6 Adam Mascherin

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — Quick release has fans excited about recent draft pick The Panthers 2nd round draft choice at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has exceptional offensive ability, landing him at #6 on our countdown: #6...
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Ekblad, Team North America fall 3-2 to Czechs

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Vincent Trocheck sat this one out After blitzing Team Europe in its first two pre-tournament games, Team North America fell 3-2 to the Czech Republic in its final tuneup game before the 2016...
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