Panthers cancel rookie tournament, flee Florida due to hurricane threat

The Panthers packed their bags and headed north to Boston this week to escape the threat of the approaching Hurricane Irma.  Continue reading “Panthers cancel rookie tournament, flee Florida due to hurricane threat”

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Panthers sign college free-agent Blaine Byron to AHL contract

The Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, announced on Friday that they’ve signed forward Blaine Byron to a one-year contract.  Continue reading “Panthers sign college free-agent Blaine Byron to AHL contract”

Reviewing the Panthers’ 2012 draft class

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A good rule of thumb is to wait five years before evaluating an NHL draft class. This gives players a fair amount of time to develop past “prospect” status and allows onlookers to more effectively evaluate how well a team drafted in a certain year. Continue reading “Reviewing the Panthers’ 2012 draft class”

Mamin, Repo poised to use pro experience to crack Panthers’ roster

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With pro experience already in hand for Maxim Mamin and Sebastian Repo, they look like early favorites to take two of the several roster spots expected to be up for grabs come training camp.  Continue reading “Mamin, Repo poised to use pro experience to crack Panthers’ roster”