Panthers’ new defensive core falters during 2016-17 season despite high hopes

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It was a difficult year on all fronts for the Panthers, and the defense was no exception. Here’s a brief recap of the 2016-17 season for each of the Panthers’ six regular defensemen, four of which were new faces. Continue reading “Panthers’ new defensive core falters during 2016-17 season despite high hopes”

Panthers’ forwards struggle to find consistency during the 2016-17 season

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Solid offensive performances for the Panthers added up to a division title a year ago. However, this year was just opposite. Here’s a brief recap of the 2016-17 season for each Panthers forward that played in at least 30 games. Continue reading “Panthers’ forwards struggle to find consistency during the 2016-17 season”

Jayce Hawryluk settling into first pro season with Panthers’ organization

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography
Jayce Hawryluk, one of the Panthers’ most promising forward prospects for the past several years, is finally a step closer to NHL.  Continue reading “Jayce Hawryluk settling into first pro season with Panthers’ organization”

Panthers willing to be patient with newcomer Jared McCann

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

The 2016 off-season was a roller coaster ride for the NHL’s southern-most team. To many, it came as a surprise that the Panthers made as many changes as they did on and off the ice after what was a very successful season.  Continue reading “Panthers willing to be patient with newcomer Jared McCann”

Former draft picks sent packing as Panthers carve new path forward

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This past off-season was a busy one for the Panthers. Sure, they added a slew of new players through trades and signings like Keith Yandle and Jonathan Marchessault, but what’s being overlooked are the players and staff that quietly became casualties of the team’s new approach to identifying young talent as well as those that have taken their places. Continue reading “Former draft picks sent packing as Panthers carve new path forward”

Denis Malgin making smooth transition to the NHL in place of injured Panthers

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

This past off-season was a busy one for the Panthers. In fact, it was probably the most active the Panthers have been during the summer since the inception of the franchise in 1993. The signing of Denis Malgin to an entry-level contract quickly became lost in the shuffle of free-agent signings and long-term extensions. Continue reading “Denis Malgin making smooth transition to the NHL in place of injured Panthers”

2016-17 Florida Panthers Season Preview

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Welcome to our second annual Florida Panthers Season Preview where we’ll recap the entire off-season and tell you everything there is to know about the team to get you ready for the 2016-17 season. Not only will we take a look at the Panthers, but we’ll delve into the rest of the organization, including their new AHL affiliate – the Springfield Thunderbirds – which will feature an upgraded cast of young, talented players. Continue reading “2016-17 Florida Panthers Season Preview”