The LBC editors' guide to the Panthers players at all levels. See salaries, assignments and depth at each position at a glance.
The Panthers have released a 32-man roster for training camp, which includes new faces George Parros and Peter Mueller, prospect Jonathan Huberdeau, and invitees Alex Kovalev and Marek Svatos, but not unsigned RFA Dimitry Kulikov.
The NHL and NHLPA reached a tentative deal at 5:00 AM Sunday for a new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement is expected to be ratified by mid-week, with a 48 or 50-game season starting between January 15 and 20.
The NHL has announced the cancellation of every game in November, basically conceding an 82-game season. As the deadline to prepare the Winter Classic draws closer, the season itself is in jeopardy.
A trio of Florida contests have fallen victim to the NHL lockout as the league has cancelled another week of of the 2012-13 schedule, including three Panthers games against the Blue Jackets, Jets and Wild.
Details of the recently announced Florida Panthers Season Ticket Holder "Protection Plan," designed to protect team revenues while the fans wait for the latest NHL lockout to end.
The 2012-2013 NHL season national television schedules have been released. Last season, the Panthers had all of one regular season game on national television last year. This year NBC Sports and NHL Network will broadcast a combined four games.
A look at the Florida defense over the 2011-2012 season. The acquisition of Brian Campbell brought a dramatic improvement to what was already a decent defensive core of Mike Weaver, Jason Garrison and Dimitry Kulikov.
The Florida Panthers announced this morning that forward Kris Versteeg has signed a four year deal. Versteeg, a restricted free agent, had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing this afternoon. Versteeg, in his first season with the Panthers, was
In what many observers thought was an overdue move, the Hockey Hall of Fame's Selection Committee voted to induct former Panthers star forward Pavel Bure to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Bure will be inducted with Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Mats Sundin.
(1) NY Rangers at (6) New Jersey, 8 p.m. (NBC). The Rangers won Game Four on the road to lead the series 2-1. The Devils try to get a second split to take a tie back to New York.
What can statistics tell us about what put this year's Panthers into the playoffs? The answer may be surprising.
The Panthers will play in only their second game seven tonight. There is, however, a wealth of playoff experience in the Panthers' dressing room and that includes game seven experience.
Record when team has won Games 1, 3, 6 of series Like Boston: 6-10 (.375) Record when team has won Games 2, 4, 5 of series Like Ottawa: 10-6 (.625) Record when team has won Games 2, 3, 5 of series Like Florida: 10-4 (.714)James Mirtle, The Globe and Mail Granted this is a very small sample size, but it's nice for the numbers to be on the side of the Panthers for a change.
The Panthers continue their two game Pennsylvania road trip tonight in Pittsburgh against a hot Penguins team. They're 8-2-0 in their last ten and though they are six points behind their Atlantic Division rival New York Rangers.
The Panthers had a good start to tonight's game, but two Flyers goals put the game out of reach for the Panthers, who fell apart in the second period.
The Panthers hope increase their slight lead in the Southeast Division tonight in Philadelphia as the Flyers look for their fourth straight win. The Flyers are fighting the Penguins for home ice in the 4-5 matchup in the Eastern Conference while the Panthers are trying to hold off the three headed hydra known as the Jets-Capitals-Lightning.
A lot has happened since the Predators and Panthers met in the pre-season. The Panthers turned over most of their roster in the summer, and were starting over with half of a new lineup.
The Panthers make their final visit of the season to Winnipeg tonight to face the Jets. Winnipeg has been good to the Panthers so far this season; they've picked up wins in their two games there.
The Panthers visit Toronto for the second and final time this season in a battle of two teams that made no changes on trade deadline day. The Panthers, of course, traded some picks and minor league players earlier in the week to pick up forwards Jerrod Smithson and Wojtek Wolski from the Predators and Rangers, respectively
The Panthers complete their back-to-back games against the Eastern Conference's two basement teams this afternoon when the Montreal Canadiens visit Sunrise. Stephen Weiss will be honored before for setting a new franchise record for games played Saturday night in Carolina.
Tonight the Panthers visit Raleigh and the Carolina Hurricanes. The Panthers lost their Southeast Division lead to the Winnipeg Jets this week, while the Washington Capitals have gained on both.
Once again, the Panthers sit first in the Southeast Division by virtue of a tie-breaker, but they are no longer tied with the Washington Capitals. It is the Winnipeg Jets who have passed the Capitals and tied the Panthers in points. The Cats had some help after losing on Sunday.
The top three teams in the Southeast Division are now each one point apart from the next team down, with the Lightning not far behind. This tight seeding along with the tightness between seventh and tenth place in the Eastern Conference has made leading the division paramount for Southeast teams.
The Panthers lost another two games in a row this week, one to the Washington Capitals, but the story of the day is not the Capitals' loss yesterday preserving the Cats' two point lead. Today will be game 613 for Stephen Weiss, tying him for the franchise lead with Radek Dvorak.
The Panthers hold the Southeast Division lead by four points as the second place Washington Capitals make their final visit to Sunrise this season. The Panthers need a win tonight to keep their distance from the Capitals while the Capitals need the win not only to catch up to the Leafs and Panthers, but to stay ahead of the Winnipeg Jets, who are one point back in tenth place.
The Ottawa Senators visit South Florida for the first time this season. The Panthers are coming in hot off back-to-back wins in New Jersey and Long Island last weekend, while the Sens shut out the Lightning 4-0 last night in Tampa.
The Panthers make their second afternoon start of the weekend on Long Island today. The Cats' win yesterday gave them a two point lead over the Capitals in the Southeast Division and with the Capitals playing a hot Rangers team today, the Panthers have a good opportunity to extend that lead.
This afternoon is the last game of the season against Pete DeBoer's New Jersey Devils. The Panthers won the first matchup and have lost the last two. The Panthers reclaimed first in the Southeast Division by virtue of a game on hand on the Capitals, but they need to string some wins together to lock the division lead.