| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:37 PM
— Two major reasons the Panthers' 30th-ranked penalty kill should drastically improve this year have to do with defensive-minded assistant coach Mark Morris and veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, two offseason additions who specialize in that...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:55 PM
For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets.
The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle.
But not until last season,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:31 PM
By the time Roberto Luongo finally got his long-desired wish to return to South Florida in March, the Panthers were loaded with minor league players and out of the playoff race.
Flash forward five months and Luongo is starting from scratch with a...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
With training camp still more than two weeks away, the Panthers continued their search for another veteran defenseman by inviting Shane O'Brien on a professional tryout basis, according to a team source.
O'Brien, 31, has played 528 NHL games for six...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The Panthers are hoping that Willie Mitchell's personnel evaluation skills are just as sharp as that of team architect, General Manager Dale Tallon.
When the veteran defenseman was a free agent coming off a concussion shortened 2010 season in Vancouver,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Panthers new coach Gerard Gallant is considered a players' coach, one who scored more than 200 goals during an 11-year NHL career, and one who believes in face-to-face communication.
Just don't expect him to tweet, text or call.
"I didn't talk to...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:21 AM
It's hard to find a more superstitious group than hockey players.
Scraggly playoff beards. Bizarre on-ice rituals. Refusal to touch any trophy other than the actual Stanley Cup, making the conference trophies among the most lonely in sports.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:09 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi has been watching the club’s top prospects this week in Manchester, N.H. He might want to consider bringing a scorer back to Los Angeles with him.
The Phoenix Coyotes rode goals by Derek...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...