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The New Panthers Pressbox Podcast: Available Today!

My new podcast – The Panthers Pressbox Podcast powered by FloridaHockeyNow.com – is available. In the first episode, we look at how all this time off will affect Florida Panthers’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Brian Hedger and Mike Arace of the Columbus Dispatch covered Bob in C-bus and join me to talk about not only him, […]

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My New Home for Florida Panthers Coverage: Florida Hockey Now

It has been a couple of weeks now, but I just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by this site for my coverage of the Florida Panthers. Since I started this site in June, things changed a bit. I am still covering the Panthers, only I am doing it on a new site, one many […]

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Sasha Barkov is back on the ice, invests in his hometown team

Back in 2009, the Florida Panthers went to Finland to play the Chicago Blackhawks in a two-game series to kick off that season. As part of their Finnish tour, the Panthers loaded up their bus and took a drive from their base in Helsinki to the city of Tampere to play an exhibition game against […]

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CATching up with… Ray Sheppard on the Panthers’ run to the 1996 Finals

SUNRISE, Fla. — When Ray Sheppard was traded from San Jose to the Panthers in 1996, he had no idea he was coming home.  “I was coming here for a playoff run and that was it,” Sheppard said.  General manager Bryan Murray and coach Doug MacLean knew Sheppard from their time with the Detroit Red […]

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NHL sets date for training camps to reopen

SUNRISE, Fla. — We now know the when, just not the where. Hey, it’s a start. On Thursday, the NHL and NHLPA announced it had come to an agreement on when teams can begin training camp and start Phase 3 of the league’s return to play initiative. The NHL put the 2019-20 season on pause […]

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Noel Acciari epitomizes the spirit of the Masterton Trophy

SUNRISE, Fla. — It did not take the Florida Panthers long to know they liked their new teammate. While Noel Acciari may have rubbed the Panthers the wrong way a few times as an opponent — most notably MacKenzie Weegar — they quickly figured having him as a teammate was going to work out just […]

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Don’t fret: Coverage of the Florida Panthers is back!

SUNRISE, Fla. — Hello everyone, it is your old pal George. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a hockey writer based in South Florida who has covered the Florida Panthers (for the most part) since 2004. I was the beat writer for the Miami Herald from 2004-17, left to cover the […]