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Litter Box Cats May 27, 2016
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
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
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 White Towel | The Province May 26, 2016
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 | Edmonton Journal May 26, 2016
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
Jim Benning wanted to add a top-four defenceman. That wasn’t stop-the-press news.
Litter Box Cats May 25, 2016
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
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 …
South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 25, 2016
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...
Mile High Hockey May 10, 2016
Devastation of Fort McMurray fire causes Gretzky memorabilia collector to question his passion for his hobby. [National Post] Martinsen the overtime hero for Norway. [Colorado Avalanche] Senators add Crawford to Boucher's staff. [TSN] Canada rout Belarus to remain unbeaten at ice hockey world championships. [Bangkok Post] Panthers re-sign Erik Gudbranson to one-year deal. [CBS] Marchand suffers injury at World Championships. [CSN NE] Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine impressing at World Hockey Championship. [CBC] Shania Twain is ‘still the one' the Dallas Stars warm up to. [The Globe and Mail]
Miami Herald May 9, 2016
Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson signed a one-year deal with the Panthers on MondayGudbranson can be an unrestricted free agent in 2018Panthers expected to sign Gudbranson to long-term pact after New Year's Day …
South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 9, 2016
Just two days after the sudden, heartbreaking end to what had been the greatest regular season in franchise history, Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who was about to become a restricted free agent, said there was no other team he wanted to or would play for.On Monday, Gudbranson’s prediction...
CSN New England May 9, 2016
But he may not be ready quite yet.
Litter Box Cats May 9, 2016
Guds is back in the fold for the 2016-17 season The Florida Panthers have re-signed pending restricted free agent defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a one-year deal. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. #FlaPanthers Re-Sign Defenseman Erik Gudbranson (@Guddy44) > https://t.co/6GsLNV0DZI pic.twitter.com/yuksmXjSd9 — Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) May 9, 2016 The 24-year-old played in 64 games this past season, posting totals of 2 goals, 7 assists, a +3 rating and 49 PIM. Gudbranson suited up for all 6 games in the Panthers opening-round playoff loss to the...
Litter Box Cats May 9, 2016
Guds is back in the fold for the 2016-17 season The Florida Panthers have re-signed pending restricted free agent defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a one-year deal. The extension eliminated the potential of the two sides going to arbitration this summer. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed, but our friends at general fanager have it in the books at $3.5 million. #FlaPanthers Re-Sign Defenseman Erik Gudbranson (@Guddy44) > https://t.co/6GsLNV0DZI pic.twitter.com/yuksmXjSd9 — Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) May 9, 2016 The 24-year-old played in 64 games this...