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Litter Box Cats Jun 24, 2016

Five picks for Florida Panthers in 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Cats will deepen the prospect pool this weekend in Buffalo At the end of the regular season, it didn't look like the Florida Panthers would have too much ammunition to work with in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. That draft-day prognosis changed for the better on May 25, when the Cats dealt rugged defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks for  forward Jared McCann. In addition to McCann, Florida got Vancouver's second-round pick (33rd overall) and fourth-round pick (94th overall), while surrendering its fifth-round selection (140th overall) to the Canucks. That pick originally...
Litter Box Cats Jun 16, 2016

NHL Mock Draft 2016: Florida Panthers select Charlie McAvoy with No. 23 pick

With the twenty-third overall selection in SB Nation's NHL 2016 Mock Draft, the Cats are proud to select... It's that time again. The annual SBN NHL mock draft is upon us and after hitting the proverbial nail on the head last season, with the mock draft selection of forward Lawson Crouse, this time we go defense with our pick of Boston University's Charlie McAvoy. Sure, we've spent some time this offseason writing this and that about the Florida Panthers needing to select a wing, and by wing we mean right wing, at this spot, but with the trade of Erik Gudbranson and the acquisition of...
The Province Jun 4, 2016
Willes: 'Confident' Erik Gudbranson goes from African safari to a new home in Vancouver

Willes: 'Confident' Erik Gudbranson goes from African safari to a new home in Vancouver

The newest Vancouver Canucks was enjoying the trip of a lifetime. He and his good buddy Shawn Matthias spent six days in Cape Town, then went adventuring in Namibia.
Litter Box Cats May 27, 2016

Erik Gudbranson, a look back at the Florida Panthers defenseman

Dale Tallon's first pick to start the turn-around of the Florida Panthers, Erik grew to embrace the leadership role for a franchise many considered a laughingstock. There was little mystery involved in the 3rd overall pick at the 2010 NHL draft. After the Tyler Seguin / Taylor Hall duo, the consensus was nearly unanimous that big defenseman Erik Gudbranson would go 3rd overall. He was big and described like this at the time: A large defenseman with good leadership skills. Has a great shot. Gives a good opening pass and works hard in all three zones. A good skater considering his size....
The Province May 26, 2016
Kuzma: With size and snarl, Gudbranson will make Canucks harder to play against

Kuzma: With size and snarl, Gudbranson will make Canucks harder to play against

The towering defenceman was not only the key cog in a trade package Wednesday — the Canucks surrendered centre Jared McCann plus second- and fourth-round picks in the 2016 draft and received a fifth-round selection next month — he’s already a polarizing topic.
Litter Box Cats May 26, 2016

A look at the Florida Panthers latest acquisition, Jared McCann

Let's get to know the centerpiece of the Erik Gudbranson trade In a move that surprised many, the Florida Panthers traded bruising defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a fifth-round pick in 2016 to the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night for forward Jared McCann and Vancouver's second and fourth-rounders this summer. While it hurts to see the well-liked Gudbranson head west, let's get to know the player coming back to Sunrise in the exchange. McCann, who was rated tenth among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, was selected by the Canucks in the first round (24th overall) of the 2014...

The Pat-cast on the Gudbranson trade

Jeff Paterson is joined by Ed Willes to look at what the trade means in the near term and in the long term.

Cult of Hockey: Erik Gudbranson trade reinforces how poorly Oilers fared in Griffin Reinhart deal

On Wednesday, the Vancouver Canucks pulled the trigger on a major trade with the Florida Panthers, one that sent defenceman Erik Gudbranson and a fifth-round draft pick to British Columbia in exchange for rookie centre Jared McCann plus second- and fourth-round draft selections. It’s a deal which recalls another trade for a big, young defensive […]
The Province May 26, 2016
Kuzma: Canucks ship McCann, draft picks to Panthers for defenceman Gudbranson

Kuzma: Canucks ship McCann, draft picks to Panthers for defenceman Gudbranson

Jim Benning wanted to add a top-four defenceman. That wasn’t stop-the-press news.
Litter Box Cats May 25, 2016

Florida Panthers trade D Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver for F Jared McCann; multiple picks involved

Long-heralded "future captain" - and the first of now-former GM Dale Tallon's Florida selections - sent to the Nucks for prime prospect and picks Was it Dale Tallon (six-year GM and newly-minted President of Hockey Ops) or Tom Rowe (newly-minted General Manager) who pulled the trigger? That's the question many will be asking every time a deal is announced by the club. Because, well, "It's Dale's team", as we've been told by the latter. But who cares at this point, now that the on-ice business of hockey has resumed at One Panther Parkway. In case you've somehow avoided a slavish but somehow...
Miami Herald May 25, 2016

Panthers trade Erik Gudbranson, get back Jared McCann and draft picks

Florida Panthers deal former top pick Erik Gudbranson to VancouverPanthers get back 19-year-old center Jared McCann and draft picksGeneral manager Tom Rowe said team’s defensive depth allowed Panthers to swing deal …

Florida Panthers trade Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver

The Panthers, wasting no time in restructuring on and off the ice after a successful regular season but disappointing first-round playoff ouster, on Wednesday night have traded top-4 defenseman Erik Gudbranson for potentially a top-six forward in 19-year-old center Jared McCann.The Panthers also...

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