Florida Panthers

Welcome to the first edition of Weekly Cat Nip, your Monday morning fix of Florida Panthers coverage. During the season, we’ll dive into game recaps and storylines from each week. At this point, 12 days into the season, the Panthers have played three games and none have gone exactly how they had hoped. Game 1:
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Despite a late season push, the 2017-18 Florida Panthers missed the playoffs by one point. Considering they started with a 17-18-5 record through 40 games, a remarkable second half was needed to be in contention at season’s end. They did just that by earning points in 30 of 42 games, including a 10-8-2 record against
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Nick Bjugstad has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Blaine, Minnesota. He excelled at the University of Minnesota before the Florida Panthers drafted him 19th overall in 2010. He had high expectations, and he’s now entering his sixth full season as an NHL regular. Last year, he played 82 games for the
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The Florida Panthers are on the rise. Since ending the 2017-18 National Hockey League season on a 25-8-2 run, the Panthers have added some quality depth up front, their defense has another year of experience and an intriguing addition, and they’ve bolstered their goaltending battery. Now that the Panthers are finally, finally a force to be
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The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Mike Hoffman to the Florida Panthers just hours after acquiring him in exchange for a second-round pick in 2019 as well as a fourth- and a fifth-round pick in 2018, Pierre Lebrun has reported. The Sharks are also sending a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Panthers as a
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Prior to being dealt to the Florida Panthers at this year’s trade deadline, Frank Vatrano had played 25 games for the Boston Bruins this season. In those 25 games, he amassed just two goals, skated to a minus-3 and rarely saw more than ten minutes of ice time per game. Meanwhile, since becoming a Florida
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The Boston Bruins have traded forward Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Vatrano was placed on the injured reserve on Feb. 17. The Bruins just packaged a third-round pick and prospect Rob O’Gara to acquire Nick Holden from the New York Rangers and
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As the first-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, there were, and still are, massive expectations heaped upon the shoulders of Aaron Ekblad. The Florida Panthers defenseman has done nothing but perform, quickly establishing himself as the Panthers’ number one rearguard after stepping into the NHL at 18. He’ll no doubt continue to
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This article was originally published in April, 2012. With the Florida Panthers finally back in the NHL playoffs, a new generation of fans is finally getting to experience one of the best traditions in hockey. For older Panthers fans, the return of the rats to South Florida is a sight for sore eyes and leads
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After a shambolic 2016-17 season, the Florida Panthers have hit the reset button. They’ve stabilised their management, brought in a new coach, and committed to a youthful lineup focussed on speed and puck movement. But will these changes be enough for the Panthers to make the postseason in the ultra-competitive Eastern Conference? After all, one
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