Florida Panthers

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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This article was originally written in August, 2009. “Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure’s Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans
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No-trade clauses are a powerful negotiating tool for general managers and players alike. For GMs, NTCs can be used to entice a player to lower his asking price in exchange for some semblance of security. And as for players, who have very little control over their lives once drafted, NTCs give them at least some
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The Florida Panthers clearly had a disappointing season. The Panthers went 24-26-10 under Tom Rowe, their now-fired interim head coach and general manager, before missing the postseason for the fourth time in the last six seasons and ending with a 35-36-11 record—good for sixth out of eight teams in the Atlantic. Florida was mathematically eliminated
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This past Monday, the epic saga that is the Florida Panthers added yet another chapter. General manager and interim head coach Tom Rowe was relieved of his duties, shuffled to an advisory role in the Cats’ front office. Taking his place in the GM role is president of hockey operations – and the guy who
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As the Dallas Stars‘ most disappointing season in over 20 years comes to a close, the summer of 2017 promises to be one of change for the organization. General Manager Jim Nill will wheel-and-deal to improve the Stars’ goaltending and defense, but his first move could happen behind the bench. Though unthinkable in October, the
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