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  • Military Academy prepared Panthers for battle ahead

    Military Academy prepared Panthers for battle ahead
    After three days of crawling through muddy water carrying 200-pound teammates on their backs and hauling 80-pound rocks up a steep mountainside, the grueling hockey season should be a cakewalk for the Florida Panthers. Of course, the players, coaches...
  • Revamped Panthers hope to grow closer at West Point

    Revamped Panthers hope to grow closer at West Point
    It's politically incorrect to ever compare sports to war, however, when it comes to successful, intangible attributes such as chemistry, leadership and sacrifice the comparisons to professional hockey teams seem fair. Those are just some of the...
  • Panthers prospects making roster decisions tougher

    Panthers prospects making roster decisions tougher
    Before training camp began two weeks ago Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon was hoping that some of his talented young prospects would make his decisions tough regarding who to keep on the 23-man roster and who to send down to the minors for more...
  • Panthers select veteran Mitchell as team captain at West Point

    In a surprise, emotional ceremony held at the top of Mt. Thorne after a grueling team hike on a sun-splashed Monday afternoon at West Point Military Academy, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant named veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell the eighth captain in...
  • Panthers select veteran Mitchell as team captain

    In a surprise, emotional ceremony held at the top of Mt. Thorne Monday afternoon, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant named veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell the eighth captain in franchise history. It was after a grueling team hike on a sun-splashed day at...
  • NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions

    NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions
    There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
  • NHL Eastern Conference team previews and predictions

    NHL Eastern Conference team previews and predictions
    Scoring champion and MVP Sidney Crosby and goal-scoring champ Alexander Ovechkin have more in common than shiny trophies. Both Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals have a new coach and general manager. The...
  • NHL preview: Five questions about the Western Conference

    NHL preview: Five questions about the Western Conference
    1. Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has done it since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and ’98. The Kings stayed intact, minus free-agent defenseman Willie Mitchell, while many West rivals improved. But with a full season from...
  • Panthers fall 4-1 to Lightning, go winless in preseason

    If the revamped Panthers were looking for a confidence-building win in their final preseason game Saturday night at Amalie Arena, they need to search elsewhere. Perhaps they'll find some chemistry, cohesiveness and confidence over the next three days at...
  • NHL West: Five Questions

    1. Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has done it since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98. The Kings stayed intact, minus free-agent defenseman Willie Mitchell, while many West rivals improved. But with a full season from...
  • Panthers coach says rookie Aaron Ekblad will play Thursday

    Panthers coach Gerard Gallant says that rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad, the overall  No. 1 draft pick last June, will play Thursday night against the Lightning, just his second appearance in the preseason. Gallant said Ekblad tweaked something and...