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Litter Box Cats 8 hours ago
Panthers lose Marchessault, trade Smith to Golden Knights

Panthers lose Marchessault, trade Smith to Golden Knights

Are the Cats reloading or rebuilding? As expected, once its confounding protection list was revealed on Sunday, the Florida Panthers lost last season’s leading goalscorer Jonathan Marchessault to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. Adding what many fans of the club will perceive to be insult to injury, the Cats shipped streaky forward Reilly Smith, who scored 25 goals in 2015-16 and 15 least year, to Vegas for a fourth-round draft in 2018. With 45 goals from the 2016-17 roster suddenly gone in an instant, the question now is how do the Panthers go about replacing it? Expect...
Miami Herald 4 hours ago
Chris Pronger’s most famous hit? Shoving Justin Bieber into the glass

Chris Pronger’s most famous hit? Shoving Justin Bieber into the glass

During his Hall of Fame career, defenseman Chris Pronger was known for his all-out play and his crushing hits. Now in the Florida Panthers front office, Pronger is now perhaps …

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Litter Box Cats 42 mins ago
Florida Panthers release 2017-18 schedule

Florida Panthers release 2017-18 schedule

Cats open with Tampa Bay, close with Buffalo Alright, enough about the expansion draft already... The Florida Panthers 2017-18 schedule is out. As already reported, the Cats open the 2017-18 regular season with a home-and-home series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The all-Florida home-and-home series kicks off in Tampa Bay on Friday, October 6 at 7:30 pm, before the Panthers return for their home-opener against the Bolts at BB&T Center on Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m. As per usual, the Panthers will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home and 41 away), as well as six preseason...
Miami Herald 19 hours ago

Florida Panthers lose not one, but two scorers to the Vegas Golden Knights

The Florida Panthers were only supposed to lose one player in the NHL expansion draft. They also traded one away. Not only did the Vegas Golden Knights officially select Jonathan …
Litter Box Cats Jun 21, 2017
Florida Panthers retain look for 2017-18 season

Florida Panthers retain look for 2017-18 season

New ADIZERO uniforms from Adidas do not make any change to the Cats’ Reebok rebrand. On June 20, 2017 the NHL world was treated to the unveiling of Adidas’ new ADIZERO uniforms which will replace Reebok’s EDGE as the official on-ice gear for the 31 teams and their players. However, for the Florida Panthers and their fans there is little to no change of the uniform. Panther uni gif The Cats striping, logos, and colors have remained the same but the change to the ADIZERO brings with it some tiny changes. The Cats’ unique font stays but the numbers...
Miami Herald Jun 21, 2017

Florida Panthers unveil new Adidas jerseys

Adidas and the NHL finally released the Florida Panthers’ new sweaters on Tuesday night with few changes to a look the team unveiled last summer. Although the Adizero jerseys are …
Litter Box Cats Jun 21, 2017
Tuesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers, NHL Awards and Expansion Draft Open Forum

Tuesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers, NHL Awards and Expansion Draft Open Forum

Golden Knights will finally unveil roster tonight Tonight’s the night. Will everything be alright? For the Florida Panthers, that is. The Cats, along with the 29 other existing NHL franchises, will find out which player they will lose to the Vegas Golden Knights during the NHL Awards Show, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena. According to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, the Panthers might have some sort of deal in place with the Golden Knights now, but instead of steering Vegas away from players like Jonathan Marchessault or Reilly Smith, we might we see both of the talented forwards end up...
Miami Herald Jun 20, 2017

Who will the Florida Panthers lose to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights?

Before breaking out as a legitimate scorer in the NHL last season, Jonathan Marchessault bounced around so much he spent a season living in one Tampa hotel to another. After …
Litter Box Cats Jun 19, 2017
Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and Expansion Draft Open Forum

Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and Expansion Draft Open Forum

NHL grinds to a halt as Vegas painstakingly builds roster The Vegas Golden Knights enter day two of the expansion process as they attempt to not only build a team for next season, but more importantly acquire assets for the future. Vegas will take one player from the list of Florida Panthers below: Forwards: Jussi Jokinen, Jaromir Jagr, Reilly Smith, Derek MacKenzie, Colton Sceviour, Thomas Vanek, Michael Sgarbossa, Steven Hodges, Brody Sutter, Paul Thompson, Tim Bozon, Graham Black Defensemen: Jason Demers, Jakub Kindl, MacKenzie Weegar, Brent Regner, Reece Scarlett Goaltenders: Roberto...
Miami Herald Jun 18, 2017

Florida Panthers protect defense, leave scoring open for Vegas in expansion draft

The Florida Panthers protected their defensive core from the upcoming NHL expansion draft — but they left some scorers available to the Vegas Golden Knights. In the list of protected …
Litter Box Cats Jun 18, 2017
NHL Expansion Draft begins today

NHL Expansion Draft begins today

Panthers protection list is... surprising The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights will begin today at 10 a.m. ET. All 30 of the league’s existing clubs submitted their protection list to Central Registry and the NHLPA at 5 p.m. yesterday. Those lists will be made public today coinciding with the start of the draft. While we won’t know officially until that time, it looks as though the Florida Panthers went in a unexpected direction with its protection list. The Cats elected to protect 8 skaters - 1 goaltender instead of 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and 1...
Miami Herald Jun 17, 2017

Heat draft, Marlins, Panthers, U.S. Open & Dolphins make week’s Hot Button Top 5

1. HEAT: NBA Draft on deck, but who can catch Warriors?: Heat select 14th overall in this coming Thursday's NBA Draft, team's third-highest pick since Dwyane Wade in 2003, and …
Litter Box Cats Jun 17, 2017
NHL Expansion Draft: Roster freeze goes into effect today

NHL Expansion Draft: Roster freeze goes into effect today

If Panthers make a move, it’s got to happen before 3 p.m. We are one step closer to the NHL’s first expansion draft in seventeen years. Today at 3 p.m. ET, a league-wide roster freeze will go into effect. So, if the Florida Panthers are going to make a move it will have to happened before that deadline. Two hours after the freeze goes into effect, the 30 existing teams will each submit their lists of protected players to Central Registry and the NHLPA. The lists will be checked and then simultaneously disturbed to all clubs and the NHLPA at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday morning. The lists will...
Litter Box Cats Jun 16, 2017
Florida Panthers Expansion Draft Primer

Florida Panthers Expansion Draft Primer

Which Cat will end up being Knighted? The NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, are about to take center stage. After a roster freeze goes into effect at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Golden Knights will select one player from each of the league’s thirty existing teams. Vegas will have a three-day period, from June 18-20, to stock its initial roster. The selections will be announced during the NHL Awards ceremony on June 21. There are some basic rules Vegas has to follow during the expansion draft. These have been known to the public for quite some time, but let’s look them over...
Litter Box Cats Jun 14, 2017
Wednesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Wednesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

No pre-expansion draft moves for the Cats... yet. We draw another day closer to the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights. The Cats have until 3 p.m. Saturday to make any moves before a league-wide roster freeze goes into effect. Protected lists for all 30 teams are due in to NHL Central Registry two hours later. As we know, the Panthers will lose one player to the Golden Knights with most speculating that the player will be one of its defensemen, either Alex Petrovic, Mark Pysyk or Jason Demers. Some mock drafts have goaltender James Reimer as one heading to Sin...

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