| Sep 17, 2014
As the Panthers get set to begin their 21st training camp on Thursday, it seems like 2011 all over again when General Manager Dale Tallon brought in a busload of free-agent veterans with Stanley Cup rings in their trophy case to complement some young...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:01 PM
I met veteran defenseman Shane O’Brien today after the Panthers unofficial practice at their IceDen facility in Coral Springs, and he seems very excited about making the team after agreeing to a professional tryout (PTO).
O’Brien, 31, has...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:44 AM
SOCHI, Russia — When Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was named to the U.S. Olympic team for the 2010 Vancouver Games, he knew he wouldn’t see much action behind Ryan Miller and Tim Thomas. And he didn’t, dressing as the backup for only...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon takes losses extremely hard and after another third-period collapse in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins, he begrudgingly fired coach Kevin Dineen and his assistant coaches following a dismal 3-9-4 start....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The Florida Panthers sent goalie Jacob Markstrom to AHL affiliate San Antonio Sunday morning, setting what could be a new career nadir for the 23-year-old Swede.
The Panthers recalled defenseman Ryan Whitney, who cleared waivers Saturday, to take...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
At 11-2-2, the St. Louis Blues have matched their best start in franchise history. They last earned 11 wins in their first 15 games in the 2003-04...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:18 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- The teenaged David Backes figured his future involved engineering school and patent law, not an NHL career or an Olympic medal.
That planned career path didn't come from a family member. The self-proclaimed 'math nerd' had...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A top seed vs. a No. 8 seed usually is a formality — there was a notable exception involving the Kings two years ago — but Dallas has won two of three games against the Ducks this season. The Oct. 20 opener was the Ducks' lone victory, as they...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:49 PM
The prevailing winds shifted within the NHL when the high-spending, short-term-thinking New York Rangers declined to overpay winger Ryan Callahan or give him the leverage of a no-trade clause and traded him to Tampa Bay for 38-year-old Martin St. Louis....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
CORAL SPRINGS — Panthers forward Jimmy Hayes is a big guy.
At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Hayes is a presence every time he takes to the ice, and Panthers coach Peter Horachek wants to put that presence to good use in the final stretch of the season....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The Panthers and their all-time winningest goalie Roberto Luongo will join forces again as he was acquired from Vancouver Tuesday for the longtime projected "goalie of the future" Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias.
Luongo’s 108 wins and...