The Florida Panthers and the 2017 Expansion Draft

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For the first time since 2000, a new team is set to join the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights will begin play at the start of the upcoming 2017-18 season following a successful bid to enter the league nearly a year ago. However, before they can hit the ice, they’ll need some players, and that’s where an expansion draft comes in.  Continue reading “The Florida Panthers and the 2017 Expansion Draft”

Panthers sign Buckles, Cowley, four others to AHL contracts

Matt Buckles
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The Panthers announced on Thursday that they signed 6 players to one-way, AHL contracts with the Springfield Thunderbirds: Matt Buckles, Evan Cowley, Anthony Greco, Francois Beauchemin, Ryan Horvat, and Matt MacKenzie. Continue reading “Panthers sign Buckles, Cowley, four others to AHL contracts”

An inside look at the Panthers’ prospect pipeline during the 2016-17 season

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We already know that the Panthers didn’t have the greatest season, but it’s always interesting to dive deeper into the organization to see how their prospects fared. Here’s a full rundown of (nearly) every Panthers prospect’s performance this year.  Continue reading “An inside look at the Panthers’ prospect pipeline during the 2016-17 season”

Revisiting the biggest storylines of the Panthers’ 2016-17 season

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With the off-season almost in full swing, it’s time to revisit the Panthers’ biggest storylines from the 2016-17 campaign: the revamped defense, the analytics movement, the bottom-6, and the offense.  Continue reading “Revisiting the biggest storylines of the Panthers’ 2016-17 season”

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”