6:30 AM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016

Panthers forward Reilly Smith has finally found a home

The intention was mostly to introduce five new members of the Florida Panthers, but it was two returning players on the dais that truly indicated the growing stability of a franchise on the rise after a busy offseason. At Thursday's news conference, defensemen Jason Demers, Keith Yandle and Mark...
Defending Big D Jul 3, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jason Demers Signs With Florida Panthers

NHL free agency aka killing me would be kinder. Saturday brought new heartbreak as Jason "Daddy" Demers signed a deal with the Florida Panthers. I would like to thank the @dallasstars for everything they've done for me and the city of Dallas and its fans! And I can't wait to get going with @flapanthers it's going to be a great year and can't wait to get it started #floridapanthers #florida A photo posted by Jason Demers (@jason_demers) on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:52am PDT I guess the good news is he'll be joining current/former/I'm not sure how to classify this time frame teammate...
Fear The Fin Jul 3, 2016

The Daily Chum: In defense of Brenden Dillon

Don’t go straight to the comments. Don’t you do it. If you want to trash talk Brenden Dillon, at least read the article first. Come on, I can hardly feed my family with this sweet click money as it is. Okay, so let’s take a minute to have a calm, rational conversation about why Dillon is actually a pretty decent hockey player. Let’s go back to the beginning. The Sharks traded a very popular guy in Jason Demers to the Dallas Stars and a third round pick in 2016 for Brenden Dillon. Both players struggled with their old teams before the trade and while I wouldn’t exactly call it a...

Panthers sign Stars' D Jason Demers to 5-year, $22.5 million deal

The Panthers continued to reshape their defense Saturday morning by signing free-agent Stars defenseman Jason Demers to a five-year deal worth a reported $22.5 million.  Demers, 28, is the analytics, puck-moving kind of defenseman the revamped scouting staff of the Panthers desire. Demers, a Quebec...

Panthers sign blossoming center Vincent Trocheck to 6-year, $28.5 million extension, according to source

A day after locking up young defenseman Aaron Ekblad on a franchise-record, eight-year, $60 million extension, the Panthers signed restricted free agent center Vincent Trocheck for six years at approximately $28.5 million, according to a source. Trocheck, 22, is coming off a breakout season with...
Winging It In Motown Jun 30, 2016

2016 NHL Free Agency: Jason Demers Answers The Need For A Skilled Defenseman

Demers may come at a high cost but his right handed shot is among many reasons to consider signing him. Player Profile: Jason Demers Height/Weight: 6'1/200lbs Birthplace: Dorval, Quebec Shoots: Right Position: Defense 2015-16 Salary: $3.6 million (Two year contract, $3.4 AAV) 2015-16 STATS GP G A P PIM PPP TOI CF% 62 7 16 23 72 5 20:52 54.1 Why Demers? By all indications, Ken Holland is looking for offense first in this year's free-agency class. If he's looking for a player to steadily create offense from defense, he should look to Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers. Demers,...

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