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Former NHL defenseman Vadnais dies

The Miami Herald Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68.
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Kings' coach becomes a different person, even if he's the same person, at his home in rural Canada

The Miami Herald The road to the heart of hockey's greatest team is covered in gravel and clouded in dust.
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Geoff Baker: NHL expansion in Seattle, Las Vegas? Why reports don't hold water

The Miami Herald Training camp can't start soon enough for the NHL as it deals with the usual midsummer rumor-mongering.
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NHL denies expansion reports

The Miami Herald Hockey fans must be getting bored during the brief lull between the end of development camps and the start of training camps next month.
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NHL says it is only discussing expanding league

The Miami Herald The NHL insists expansion is not imminent.
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Rampage Announce 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

NHL.com SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 27, 2014) – The San Antonio Rampage will officially open its 13th American Hockey League (AHL) season, presented by Red McCombs Toyota and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, as...
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Florida Panthers to Open Prospects Camp on Sept. 11

NHL.com SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today that 25 players (two goalies, eight defensemen, 15 forwards) will attend the team’s prospects camp that will begin with medical and physical...
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Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson gets 3-year extension

The Miami Herald Goaltender Craig Anderson has signed a $12.6 million, three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.
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No. 1 pick Ekblad back on the ice

The Miami Herald This year's No. 1 overall draft pick, defenseman Aaron Ekblad, is back on the ice less than three weeks after sustaining a concussion.
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Predators hosting four-team rookie tournament

The Miami Herald The Nashville Predators are hosting a rookie tournament Sept. 13-16 that will feature prospects from their own franchise as well as the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins...
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Panthers looking to young players to fill lineup

NHL.com Other than the New York Islanders, the Florida Panthers might be the team among the NHL's bottom-10 finishers from the 2013-14 season most likely to vault into playoff contention in...
  • 10 days ago
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Goalie Giguere retires after 16 seasons in NHL

The Miami Herald Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.
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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO to step down

The Miami Herald The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year.
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Rangers sign free-agent forward Kevin Hayes

The Miami Herald Hobey Baker Award finalist Kevin Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
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NHL draft lottery to change in next 2 years

The Miami Herald Forget about tanking in the NHL. Bottoming out in the standings might not get you to the top of the draft.
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Sharks F Torres undergoes surgery on right knee

The Miami Herald San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.
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Kalamazoo Wings to serve as Jackets' ECHL team

The Miami Herald The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings, who will serve as their ECHL affiliate for the 2014-15 season.
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Finding Offense Among Panthers' Five Questions

NHL.com After making an improbable run to the Southeast Division title in 2011-12, the Florida Panthers stumbled badly the past two seasons, finishing with the worst record in the NHL in 2012-13 and the...
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Blog Articles

Weekend Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Links? Rumors? Post 'em up! The dog days of summer drag on, but we are just two short weeks away from rookie camp and seeing our kids do battle with fellow prospects from the Lightning , Bruins...
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What is the true value of taking a goaltender early in the NHL draft?

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — I'll admit it: I was the first to criticize Dale Tallon for not selecting Thatcher Demko or another highly-rated goaltender at the recent draft in Philadelphia. I may have been wrong. The ...
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Is the NHL going to super-size itself by 2017?

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Are Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec City and a second Toronto team in? The interweb is abuzz with rumors that the NHL is not only going to expand, to Las Vegas and/or Seattle, but expand big time, by...
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Monday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Links? Rumors? Post 'em up! Regardless of your individual opinion on the signing of free agent forward Dave Bolland to a five-year deal, it would appear he'll be comfortably settled into the...
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Florida Panthers forward Drew Shore is incredibly underrated

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — If the former Pioneer isn't given an extended look in training camp, the Panthers are shortchanging themselves. Drew Shore got a taste of the NHL during the lockout shortened 2012-2013 NHL...
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A look into the relationship between dCorsi, shooting percentage, and production

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — What if I told you that I could predict line chemistry using numbers? Scrolling through the tons of data I've been able to gather has alerted me to a particular trend, especially in terms of...
  • 10 days ago
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San Antonio Rampage re-sign forwards Wade Megan and Tony Turgeon

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Silver and Black add two more for the 2014-15 campaign. Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon announced the signings of center Wade Megan and forward Tony Turgeon to one-year, AHL contracts. ...
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Tom Rowe returns as head coach of the San Antonio Rampage

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Former Rampage bench boss Scott Allen will be his assistant. The Florida Panthers announced  Tom Rowe will be returning to coach the club's AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage this season....
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Monday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Links? Rumors? Post 'em up! Not much brewing from Sunrise in recent days, or hockey in general for that matter. The only drama of note may be in determining the eventual landing spot of former ...
  • 14 days ago
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Florida Panthers Advanced Stats 2014-15 Season Preview: Centers

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — How does the middle of the Cats' lineup stack up against the rest of the league? I've been looking at a lot of information lately, trying to best piece together what we can expect from the ...
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Delving Deeper into Hockey's Advanced Stats

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — Many are at least vaguely familiar with the typical advanced stats; your Corsi, Fenwick, PDO, etc. But what about Total Hockey Ratings? Or Expected Shooting Percentage? Or DeltaCorsi? Zone Start...
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Glossary of NHL Advanced Stats

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — Short, simple & perfect for reference. Corsi - Corsi is the measure of ALL shot attempts for/against.  Even if the shot is blocked, or misses the net, it is measured in Corsi.  Corsi can be...
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LOOK WHO'S BACK: Florida Panthers bring back Denis Potvin

The Miami Herald (George Richards) — TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards After five years away from the organization, Denis Potvin will be back calling Florida Panthers games on television once more. Potvin, a Hall of Fame defenseman who won...
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Denis Potvin to rejoin Florida Panthers broadcast team

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Longtime Florida color analyst returns for second stint with the Cats. In a bit of surprising news, FOX Sports Florida has announced that Denis Potvin will be back in the television broadcast...
  • 18 days ago
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Florida Panthers hire Brian Macdonald as Director of Analytics

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — A hiring that had gone under the radar until now, Macdonald is running the work that the Panthers now do in analyzing hockey's fancy stats. The Florida Panthers have hired Brian MacDonald...
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Will the Panthers' next "goaltender of the future" please stand up?

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — With the talented, but frustrating, Jacob Markstrom out of the picture, do the Panthers have Roberto's Luongo's heir apparent in the system? Reunited and it feels so good... On March 4, Florida...
  • 21 days ago
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Swinging for the Fences: Panthers should trade for the Colorado Avalanche 2015 first-round pick

Litter Box Cats (Shane O'Donnell) — Do I sound crazy? Hopefully I sound pretty crazy, because that's really the only way Colorado would go along with this. Imagine the headlines: " Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche swap...
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A look at the Florida Panthers - San Antonio Rampage relationship, and what to expect in 2014-15

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — San Antonio will, for the first time, showcase a wealth of Florida's recent draft picks and free agent signings in the coming year. Who is likely to be in the mix, and who is on his way out?...
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EKBLAD SUFFERS CONCUSSION: Panthers say top draft pick will be ready for camp in September

The Miami Herald (George Richards) — TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards Prized Panthers defenseman prospect Aaron Ekblad suffered a concussion playing in an exhibition game in Quebec on Tuesday night. The Panthers have been in contact with...
  • 25 days ago
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Florida Panthers prospect Aaron Ekblad injured in U20 exhibition

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats' prize prospect suffers upper-body injury Tuesday night in Montreal. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad , the first overall selection in this year's Entry Draft, suffered what is...
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