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Panthers' Aleksander Barkov not named one of three Selke Trophy finalists

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — Aleksander Barkov will have to wait at least another season for his first Selke Trophy nomination. Barkov, the Florida Panthers’ top-line center, was not among the three finalists for the award announced by the NHL on Wednesday evening (Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, Philadelphia’s Sean Couturier and...
  • 23 hr 7 min ago

Sun Sentinel's Dave Hyde wins national award for sports columns

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Staff reports) — South Florida Sun Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde was honored with a second place in sports columns by the National Headliner Awards last week. Hyde’s five 2017 columns that were recognized were about not idolizing the Marlins late pitcher Jose Fernandez , former Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson reacting...
  • 2 days ago

Breaking down the Florida Panthers' most-used forward lines this season

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — One of the drawbacks for the Florida Panthers this season was a lack of depth scoring in their forward corps, a top-heavy group with four 65-point scorers but missing enough consistency to provide stable wingers for Vincent Trocheck. On the season, Trocheck started a game with more than 20 different...
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Examining the Florida Panthers' top defensive pairings this season

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — Perhaps the most stable part of this year’s Florida Panthers was the construction of their defensive pairings. As the forward lines shifted due to performance and injuries, coach Bob Boughner kept the pairs on the blue line relatively the same. Keith Yandle and Aaron Ekblad played 81 games together....
  • 3 days ago
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Entering another summer as a RFA, Alexander Petrovic wants to earn Panthers' trust

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — The Florida Panthers will return for the 2018-19 season with their talented, young core still intact. Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Jonathan Huberdeau, Aaron Ekblad and Mike Matheson are all signed to long-term contracts. But there could still be change on the periphery with expiring contracts....
  • 7 days ago
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Panthers GM Dale Tallon 'hopeful' Henrik Borgström, Owen Tippett can contribute immediately

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon wants the team to get younger next season. Now, the question is how. During the Panthers’ exit day on Tuesday, Tallon said he was “hopeful” young players like Henrik Borgström and Owen Tippett can be immediate difference-makers in the NHL next season...
  • 8 days ago
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Radim Vrbata talks about retiring from the NHL

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers forward Radim Vrbata talks about retiring from the NHL.
  • 8 days ago
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Vincent Trocheck talks about the affect of the Parkland shooting on the Panthers

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck talks about the affect of the Parkland shooting on his team.
  • 9 days ago
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Dale Tallon says Panthers not making the playoffs will serve as a building block

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says not making it to the playoffs this year will be used as a building block for next season.
  • 9 days ago
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Colton Sceviour says Panthers' younger players are going to keep getting better

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers forward Colton Sceviour says his team's younger players are going to keep getting better.
  • 9 days ago
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Which Panthers are playing in next month's IIHF World Championship?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — A handful of Florida Panthers players could participate in next month’s IIHF World Championship, but only one is confirmed — so far. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad said he will play for Team Canada in the tournament running from May 4-20 in Denmark. Ekblad, 22, just completed perhaps his best season in...
  • 9 days ago
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James Reimer talks about learning from this season

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer talks about what he learned from this season and how his team can apply it next year.
  • 9 days ago
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Panthers players, staff left searching, wondering after missing playoffs by one point

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — The sting of the disappointment hasn’t worn off in the days since the Florida Panthers were eliminated from postseason contention. If anything, their disdain has grown deeper, one day before the NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday. The Panthers used a second-half surge to finish the season with 96...
  • 9 days ago
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Jonathan Huberdeau talks about recovering from his injury and playing 82 games

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau talks about recovering from his injury and playing 82 games.
  • 9 days ago
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Roberto Luongo, 39, to return for 19th NHL season: 'I’m not going anywhere'

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Matthew DeFranks) — Roberto Luongo left no doubt. He’s coming back next season. “Oh yeah, for sure,” he said Tuesday morning after the Panthers cleaned out their lockers. “I’m not going anywhere.” The 39-year-old goaltender will play his 19th NHL season when October rolls around, after a season in which he missed...
  • 9 days ago
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