Florida Panthers

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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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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Twenty-two games into the season, Florida Panthers head coach Bob Boughner has done everything but go on the record and announce what six defensemen he plans on having in the lineup every night moving forward. Unfortunately, Alexander Petrovic has found himself as the odd-man out and a healthy scratch for the past eight games. For
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This post was crafted by hockey journalist and author Ross Bonander. Jaromir Jagr is as timeless as they come. We had Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios but Jagr may be best ‘Old’ hockey player ever. He turned 45 in February. Counting the two seasons he spent with HC Kladno in Czechoslovakia when he was 16
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Okay, so we never expected them to challenge for the Presidents’ Trophy. Even the Atlantic Division title seemed to be a two-horse race between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. But did anyone really expect the Florida Panthers to be this bad? At 4-8-2, they sit second-last in the National Hockey League, with only the
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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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The law of averages states that things eventually even out; the Florida Panthers better hope that happens soon. Despite playing relatively well, the team still came out of the third week of the 2017-18 National Hockey League campaign with a 1-2-0 record, putting them 3-4-0 on the season, good for sixth in the uber-competitive Atlantic.
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