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Your Lady Byng Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (April 18, 2019) – Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan and St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the L...
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Senators Fans – Who Should You Cheer For?

Sadness has befallen the Ottawa Senators’ fan base again, as the Belleville Senators failed to make the AHL playoffs in the last regular season game. Now, almost all of the Senators players, signed and unsigned, are done for the summer. However, I don’t know about you, but I’m not done with hockey yet. During the last week, the Stanley Cup Playoffs have blown wide open. This is perfect for Senators fans, as you now can pick whoever you want to cheer for, granted that you are looking for ...
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NHL Rumors: Kadri, Zucker, Panthers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown the Ottawa Senators are hopeful when it comes to the signing of one of their prospects, Nazem Kadri is about to be suspended and there are questions in Toronto as to whether or not this could be the writing on the wall for him being traded, Jason Zucker wants to stay in Minnesota but knows he might be on the move, and the Florida Panthers might have a lot going on with Joel Quenneville now in town. Did Kadri Seal His Fate With the Maple Leafs? After cross-c...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Nbc, Toronto, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Joel Quenneville, Ottawa Senators

Former Sabres Seeing Playoff Action

While the 2018-19 edition of the Buffalo Sabres may have failed to qualify for the postseason for the eighth straight season – the longest current playoff drought in the NHL – many former Sabres are competing for the Stanley Cup. Related – Off the Crossbar: Housley Preps Sabres for Playoffs Of the 16 teams to make the playoffs, nine of them have ex-Sabres on their roster. There are 14 players in total that donned the blue and gold. So if you’re looking for a team or a familiar face to roo...
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Stars’ Benn Serves as Silver Lining of Game 2 Loss

Losing the way the Dallas Stars did in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Nashville Predators must sting. After all, they were a shot away from stealing the game and going back home up two games. Now facing a best-of-five series after the 2-1 overtime loss, they and their fans can at least take away a few positives from what is suddenly a less-than-ideal situation. The most notable of which is the goal by captain Jamie Benn. Benn Scores First in 10 Games Benn scored the game-...
Tags: Sport, Stars, Nashville, Hockey, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Tyler Seguin, Ben Bishop, Jamie Benn, Benn, Guy Lafleur, Seguin, Jim Lites, Top Story, Lites, Miro Heiskanen

Hurricanes’ “Mr. Game 7” Makes a Good Captain, Too

Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Unless you are totally unplugged this is fast-becoming old news. The ‘Canes media – of which I am a fortunate part – is covering this wonderful achievement from every angle. With Game 1 of the Hurricanes versus the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals Thursday night, a look at the team captain Justin Williams is appropriate. He’s one of the main reasons they are back in the playoffs after a decade. T...
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Unlucky Ducks Must Improve Draft Position

Wednesday’s draft lottery did not go as the Anaheim Ducks and their fans wanted. It did go largely as expected, with the Ducks having the eighth-best odds to secure the No. 1 pick or at least a top-three pick. However, instead of obtaining the No. 8 pick, they fell one spot to No. 9. That’s not even the highest pick the Ducks have had in a decade. In 2012, they drafted Hampus Lindholm No. 6 overall in a season where they finished with the same amount of points that they did this season. Now ...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Terry, Columbus, Ducks, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Murray

Flyers’ Quest for Relevancy Already Proving Difficult

No one would mistake the hockey gods treatment of the Philadelphia Flyers this season as hospitable, but what they did on Draft Lottery night was just cruel. Even after the conclusion of a season marred by inconsistency and some plain bad luck, the Flyers received more bad news. Not one, but two Metropolitan Division rivals, the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers, struck gold at the NHL Draft Lottery. They will pick No. 1 and No. 2 overall, respectively, at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Jun...
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Quenneville Hiring Just the First Step for Panthers: GM Dale Tallon

Sitting in the lobby of a luxury hotel in downtown Toronto, Dale Tallon concedes his feet have barely touched the ground in recent days.  The general manager of Florida Panthers secured the hottest coaching commodity on the market when he introduced Joel Quenneville on Monday. Florida Panthers NHL General Manager Dale Tallon and Head Coach Joel Quenneville (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lynne Sladky) And Tallon is convinced that’s just the first step on the road to getting a talented ros...
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NHL News & Notes: NHL Draft Lottery, Voynov & More

In today’s News & Notes, the NHL Draft Lottery took place Tuesday, Slava Voynov has been suspended for the entirety of the 2019-20 season and Antti Niemi won’t be returning to the Montreal Canadiens according to Marc Bergevin. NHL Draft Lottery Results The New Jersey Devils have won the NHL’s Draft Lottery for the second time in three seasons. The Devils would win the Lottery in 2017 when they would move all the way up to No. 1 overall from fifth-overall to select Nico Hischier. In two s...
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More Talent For The New Jersey Devils

from Chris Ryan of, It was Zajac’s overtime goal, after all, that gave the Devils a season-ending win over the Florida Panthers, keeping them in 29th place in the NHL standings with the third-best odds in the draft lottery. A loss would have dropped them to 30th. Without that win, the Devils wouldn’t have been celebrating an even larger victory on Tuesday night. The precise bounce of four lottery balls on Tuesday night in Toronto that moved the Devils to the top spot in Jun...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Vancouver, NHL, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Devils, Zajac, Chris Ryan, Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko

The NHL’s Coaching Merry-Go-Round

Here we go again. As the NHL’s 2018-19 regular season ended, the merry-go-round ride of coaches has already started. Almost half of the 14 teams that failed to qualify for the postseason are likely getting new coaches. This includes five teams with interim coaches that took over during the season. Phil Housley was relieved of his duties last weekend. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports) Seven head coaching gigs have or will likely open up: Anaheim Ducks (interim coach Bob Murray), Buffalo ...
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‘Jerk’ Hurricanes Surge Into 1st Playoff Series Since 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. — They traded punches with Evander Holyfield. They dunked a basketball on ice. They flopped around like beached whales. The Carolina Hurricanes have done plenty of unusual things this season, and here is one more: They are preparing for their first playoff series in a decade. That team dubbed a “bunch of jerks” over their wild, choreographed post-victory celebrations hopes to surge — or, perhaps more fittingly, Storm Surge — all the way to the Stanley Cup. Carolina Hurr...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Williams, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Justin Williams, Jordan Staal, Brock McGinn, Don Cherry, Staal

Trading Places: Deadline Deals’ Effect on Playoff Teams

Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran centre took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs. Brassard: From Pittsburgh to Colorado Through Florida Starting the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brassard was traded to the Florida Panthers, where he spent 10 games before landing in Colorado in time to help the Avalanche’s late-season surge to clinch the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff berth. Brassa...
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Flyers Begin Search for New Coach

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers found a pair of rookies this season they expect to become superstars over the long haul. The first one is obvious: Gritty, the mischievous furball that not only would win an NHL mascot MVP vote by a landslide, the googly-eyed giant just might win a popularity contest among all of sports’ greatest characters. The next one is the spark the Flyers need more than a Phillie Phanatic knockoff: a goalie. Flyers Have Found Their Goaltender Carter Hart...
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Hockey Is Relevant In South Florida

from Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, Hockey is back in South Florida. The Florida Panthers are a player in this market again. The team is instantly relevant again. Playoffs? A franchise that has rarely been in them in its history is now thinking higher — Stanley Cup high. All of that became true Monday because the Cats introduced as their new coach the most accomplished man and proven winner in his profession to join a local team since the Heat got Pat Riley in 1995. Joel Quennevil...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Bill Belichick, NHL, Florida Panthers, South Florida, Joel Quenneville, Riley, Greg Cote, Don Shula, Tallon, Pat Riley, Miami Herald Hockey

The Coaching Carousel Begins

from Frank Seravalli of TSN, And they’re off! In a nod to noted horse racing fan Joel Quenneville, it’s fair to say that Coach Q opened the gates on the NHL’s spring coaching derby when he joined the Florida Panthers on Monday. Quenneville’s hiring came just a few hours into Day 2 of the off-season. The Panthers’ hiring of the three-time Stanley Cup winner, maybe the best coach of his generation, has sent teams with vacancies scrambling toward the finish line for the best thor...
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NHL News & Notes: Quenneville, Bouwmeester & More

In today’s News & Notes, The Florida Panthers have hired Joel Quenneville as their new head coach, Jay Bouwmeester has signed a contract extension with the St. Louis Blues and Ray Shero has signed a multi-year extension with the New Jersey Devils. Panthers Hire Quenneville The Panthers bolstered their coaching staff in a major way Monday when they announced the hiring of Quenneville. The former Chicago Blackhawk’s coach brings everything the Panthers insisted they were looking for in an ...
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Panthers Hire Quenneville

On Monday, April 8, the Florida Panthers announced they had hired Joel Quenneville as their next head coach. The announcement comes on the heels of the news that they had fired Bob Boughner. Quenneville will be the Panthers’ 16th head coach in franchise history. Coach Q has landed! The @FlaPanthers have hired three-time @StanleyCup winner Joel Quenneville as the team's next coach.— NHL (@NHL) April 8, 2019 The Panthers fired Boughner after two seasons an...
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Joel Quenneville Is The New Head Coach Of The Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the team has named Joel Quenneville as head coach of the Panthers. "Joel is a three-time Stanley Cup champion head coach who will be a transformative leader for the Florida Panthers franchise," said Tallon. "We've seized the opportunity to add one of the most successful head coaches in hockey history and we're thrilled that Joel has agreed to take on the challenge ...
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Panthers move fast, hire Quenneville as coach

The Florida Panthers have hired three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville as head coach.
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Panthers move fast, hire Joel Quenneville as next coach

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Dale Tallon and Joel Quenneville are together again, and the Florida Panthers are ready for them to recreate their magic. Quenneville — who is second on the NHL’s all-time victory list — was hired Monday to coach the Panthers, who started their offseason with a splash. It’s also a reunion, after […]
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Ducks center Ryan Kesler evaluating medical options for his injured hip

ANAHEIM — Ducks center Ryan Kesler has options, none of them very good or easy if he wants to continue his hockey career. He said Sunday in his first public comments in about a month that he was in the process of making an informed decision about his future, with the aid of some of the nation’s top hip specialists. It’s possible he could undergo the same hip resurfacing surgery that enabled former Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski to continue his career for an additional season in 2013-1...
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Sabres fire Housley as playoff drought continues

Phil Housley became the second NHL coach fired on Sunday as the Buffalo Sabres cut ties with the coach after two seasons. The Florida Panthers fired Bob Boughner, also after two seasons, earlier in the day. General manager Jason Botterill was expected to discuss the decision at an afternoon press conference.
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NHL Rumors: Kings, Panthers, McDavid More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is potentially good news on Connor McDavid’s injury, news on Jonathan Quick out of LA and joel Quenneville landing in Florida. McDavid’s Injury Not as Serious as Thought While there’s little yet to go on with Connor McDavid’s nasty run into the goal post last night, it looks like the best news possible is coming out of Edmonton. McDavid walks in, no crutches.— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) April 7, 2019 He wa...
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Panthers Fire Boughner, Sabres Fire Housley

The first day after the conclusion of the NHL regular season is always a rough one for coaches of teams that didn’t qualify for postseason contention. While some are able to keep their position and work towards improving in the future, there are often those who don’t get that same courtesy and who find themselves promptly out of a job. This was true for both Bob Boughner of the Florida Panthers and Phil Housley of the Buffalo Sabres who were fired Sunday just one day after the 2018-19 regular...
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Bob Boughner Done In Florida

#FlaPanthers Relieve Head Coach Bob Boughner of Duties » — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) April 7, 2019
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Devils Down Panthers – Zajac Gets Overtime Goal

SUNRISE, Fla. — Travis Zajac scored the winning goal on the power play in overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Nathan Bastian scored twice in regulation, Pavel Zacha also scored a goal and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for the Devils in the season finale for both teams. On the winner, Zajac fired a shot from the high slot that got past Roberto Luongo at 4:04 of 4-on-3 overtime. The Devils will need more from play...
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Zajac’s overtime goal lifts Devils past Panthers 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Travis Zajac scored the winning goal on the power play in overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Nathan Bastian scored twice in regulation, Pavel Zacha also scored a goal and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for the Devils in the […]
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NHL Rumors: Kunitz, Edler, Boeser, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Chris Kunitz in Chicago and whether or not he’ll keep playing while the Vancouver Canucks need to make a couple of important decisions on two fairly key players. Kunitz Calling it Quits? Chicago Blackhawks winger Chris Kunitz has yet to decide whether or not he wants to play another NHL, notes Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago. At his age and lack of production, retirement might make sense. Chris Kunitz has lost a step th...
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