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Panthers' Jokinen aims to fit with fellow Finn Barkov

Jussi Jokinen's first experience on the ice with Alexsander Barkov was while playing in his native Finland during the NHL lockout two years ago.

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo excited for fresh start

Franchise's winningest goalie no longer has to deal with goalie controversy and media circus in VancouverBy the time Roberto Luongo finally got his long-desired wish to return to South Florida in March, the Panthers were loaded with minor league players and out of the playoff race.

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant believes in hard work, having fun

The 13th coach on franchise history has three weeks to implement system, improve special teams and formulate lineupPanthers new coach Gerard Gallant is considered a players' coach, one who scored more than 200 goals during an 11-year NHL career, and one who believes in face-to-face communication.

Optimism abounds as Panthers set to begin training camp

Luongo believes addition of six veteran free agents were the pieces needed to make a playoff runThe Panthers are hoping that Willie Mitchell's personnel evaluation skills are just as sharp as that of team architect, General Manager Dale Tallon.

If you go: Panthers camp

Training camp informationWhat: The Panthers begin their 21st training camp as 51 players try to make the 23-man roster for the season opener against the Lightning on Oct. 9.

CAMP OPENS: Florida Panthers invite 51 to start of training camp

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards The Panthers report to the BB&T Center on Thursday morning for medicals and physical fitness tests. The first official practice of the 2014-15 season under new coach Gerard Gallant comes Friday morning at the Panthers IceDen in Coral...

LETTER TO FANS: Viola, Cifu say Florida Panthers aren't moving, committed to South Florida

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards A few minutes ago, I got an email from the Panthers. Co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu wanted to clear the air about media speculation as far as the future of the franchise in South Florida goes. As...

Panthers owners' letter to fans

As we close in on the one-year anniversary of our ownership of the Florida Panthers, we want to reiterate our commitment to Broward County, South Florida and our Panthers fans and business partners. As we said at the press conference when we bought the team, we view ourselves as stewards of the team for the community and our plan is to build an organization that makes South Florida proud and to win the Stanley Cup in South Florida. Despite media speculation to the contrary, we have no plans or intentions to move this franchise.

Four questions Panthers need to answer in training camp

New systems, new coaches and a fresh start gives the players hope that they could go from 29 t h to a playoff berthAs the Panthers get set to begin their 21st training camp on Thursday, it seems like 2011 all over again when General Manager Dale Tallon brought in a busload of free-agent veterans with Stanley Cup rings in their trophy case to complement some young hopefuls and veteran goalies.

Panthers sweep three games to win Rookie Tournament in Nashville

Team's prospects down Lightning 6-3 as D Ekblad and G Brittain are named to All-Tournament teamThe Panthers prospects completed a three-game sweep in the Rookie Tournament by downing the Lightning 6-3 Tuesday morning at the Ford Ice Center, just outside of Nashville.

Panthers host Fan Fest

It may be 90 degrees outside but for fans yearning for hockey and sweater weather the Panthers will host a Fan Fest Saturday and Sunday at their IceDen training facility in Coral Springs.

PANTHERS PROSPECTS WIN AGAIN: Florida goes 3-0 at Nashville tournament

Twitter: @GeorgeRichards The Panthers wrapped up the Nashville prospect tournament Tuesday with a 6-3 win over the Lightning. Florida went 3-0 in the tournament, sweeping the Bruins, Predators and Lightning. In Tuesday's win, Florida took a 3-1 lead by the...

Center Steven Hodges has been key factor in Panthers' 2-0 start in rookie tourney

Team killed off 11 Predators' power plays in 3-1 victory Sunday nightIf there's one area the Panthers need to improve it's their league-worst penalty kill.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: The gang's all here ... Prospects 2-0 in Nashville

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards The Panthers are scheduled to have their first on-ice session of training camp on Friday morning in Coral Springs. That means just about everyone is in town now getting ready. The team held its biggest informal skate of...

Panthers Player News

  • 1 Shawn Thornton

    Shawn Thornton

    Shawn Thornton Was Rocking a Panthers Jersey at Bruins Practice

  • 1 Jussi Jokinen

    Jussi Jokinen

    Panthers' Jokinen aims to fit with fellow Finn Barkov

  • Aaron Ekblad

    Aaron Ekblad

    NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin impressed by top pick Aaron Ekblad

  • Roberto Luongo

    Roberto Luongo

    Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo excited for fresh start

  • Willie Mitchell

    Willie Mitchell

    Optimism abounds as Panthers set to begin training camp

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