Panther Parkway Radio: Season Review, Coaching, Draft, Free Agency & Who Should Stay?

Tune in to tonight’s show where we discuss the biggest Florida Panthers news of the week!

Host: Paige Lewis

Guests: Frank Rekas, Dave Lasseter, Jameson Cooper and Mike Lewis (no relations to Paige)

Topics

  • Season Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
  • Coaching change?
  • Draft Lottery/Draft Day
  • 5 guys you would want in Free Agency
  • Veterans. Who stays, who goes?
  • Does Dan Ellis have a future with the Cats?
  • Tanner Glass makes the world go ’round.

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Blue Jackets

Stars of the game

1st: Ryan Johansen (1G-1A-2P)

2nd: Jimmy Hayes (1G-0A-1P)

3rd: Mark Letestu (1G-0A-1P)

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The Future of the Florida Panthers Blue Line is Bright

With one game remaining in the 2013-2014 regular season, the Florida Panthers find themselves in all too familiar territory. Last season, the Panthers finished dead last in both Goals Against per Game (GA/G) and the Penalty Kill (PK%), and this year has been no different. Currently ranked 27th in GA/G, allowing 3.20 goals per game, and 30th in PK%, Dale Tallon and the Hockey Operations staff may have their work cut out for them this summer, whether it be via Free Agency or trades.

Fast-forward to the very near future, and the Panthers may have something they’ve longed for since Tallon was hired as the General Manager of the Panthers; flexibility to spend and depth on defense.

Though the Panthers have struggled offensively in recent years, drafting centers Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad will finally give the Cats the stability up the middle for the first time since the Jokinen era. While drafting these mammoth centermen was the correct choice for any GM in Tallon’s position to make, the current blue line still leaves something to be desired.

Luckily for Panthers’ fans, Tallon has done a superb job of drafting Grade A defensemen during his tenure as the Panthers General Manager. While Dmitry Kulikov, Erik Gudbranson and Dylan Olsen remain the face of the Panthers young defensive core, there are a handful of reliable defensemen in the Cats prospect pool just waiting for their chance at the big show.

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Leafs

Stars of the game

1st: Nick Bjugstad (2G-1A-3P)

2nd: Brad Boyes (1G-1A-2P)

3rd: Sean Bergenheim (0G-2A-2P)

Goals (Panthers 4, Leafs 2)

FLA: Brandon Pirri (13) Assists: Quinton Howden, Brian Campbell

TOR: Tyler Bozak (19) Assists: Jake Gardiner, James van Riemsdyk

FLA: Brad Boyes (21) Assists: Nick Bjugstad, Sean Bergenheim

FLA: Nick Bjugstad (15) Assists: Sean Bergenheim, Brad Boyes

FLA: Nick Bjugstad (16) (Short-Handed) Assists: Tomas Fleischmann, Colby Robak

TOR: Paul Ranger (6) Assists: Tyler Bozak, Jake Gardiner

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Stars

Stars of the game

1st: Sean Bergenheim (1G-0A-1P- GW Goal)

2nd: Brandon Pirri (1G-1A-2P)

3rd: Tyler Seguin (1G-1A-2P)

Goals (Panthers 3, Stars 2)

DAL: Jamie Benn (33)  Assists: Tyler Seguin, Trevor Daley

DAL: Tyler Seguin  (36) (Power Play) Assists: Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley

FLA: Scottie Upshall (15) Assists: Erik Gudbranson, Brandon Pirri

FLA: Brandon Pirri (12) Assists: Jimmy Hayes, Bobby Butler

FLA: Sean Bergenheim (16) Assists: Colby Robak, Scott Gomez

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Flames

Stars of the game

1st: Mike Cammalleri (1G-0A-1P)

2nd: Joey MacDonald (34-35 saves – .971 save%)

3rd: Vincent Trocheck (1G-0A-1P)

Goals (Calgary 2, Panthers 1)

CGY: Kenny Agostino (1)  Assists: Brian McGratten, Christopher Breen

FLA: Vincent Trocheck (4) (Power Play) Assists: Jimmy Hayes, Brandon Pirri

CGY: Mike Cammalleri (26) Assists: Jiri Hudler

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Islanders

Stars of the game

1st: Josh Bailey (1G-1A-2P)

2nd: Colin McDonald (0G-2A-2P)

3rd: Mike Halmo (1G-0A-1P)

Goals (Islanders 4, Panthers 2)

FLA: Quinton Howden (4) (Short-handed) Assists: Unassisted

NYI: Travis Hamonic (3) (Power Play) Assists: Josh Bailey

NYI: Josh Bailey (7) Assists: Colin McDonald, Ryan Strome

NYI: Matt Martin (8) Assists: Colin McDonald

NYI: Mike Halmo (1) Assists: Casey Cizikas

FLA: Brandon Pirri (11) (Power Play) Assists: Brian Campbell, Dmitry Kulikov

Highlight

Jonathan Racine made his NHL debut, posting 15:35 0f ice-time, 2 penalty minutes, 4 blocked shots, 1 hit (huge hit) and a -1 rating.

Quote of the game

https://twitter.com/hfialkov/status/451179549812740098

Tweet of the game

We love these kind of tweets. Congrats!

Video of the game

Next Up

The Florida Panthers take on the Calgary Flames at the BB&T Center, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Tune into FOX Sports Florida to catch all of the action!

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Panther Parkway Radio: Game Recap, Brad Boyes, College Cats, Trading & Free Agency

Tune in to tonight’s show where we discuss the biggest Florida Panthers news of the week!

Host: Paige Lewis

Guests: Jameson Cooper, Mike Lewis (no relations to Paige) and Mike Obrand!

Topics

  • Montreal Game Recap
  • Should the Panthers finish season on a high note?
  • Brad Boyes slowing down without Barkov
  • What position do the Panthers need to address first and foremost?
  • College Cats
  • Should we trade out first round pick?

New Episode Here

We welcome your comments and feedback!

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Panther Parkway Post-Game: Panthers vs. Canadiens

Stars of the game

1st: Max Pacioretty (2G-1A-3P)

2nd: Thomas Vanek (1G-1A-2P)

3rd: Carey Price (36-37 saves – .973 sv%)

Goals (Canadiens 4, Panthers 1)

MTL: Thomas Vanek (27) Assists: P.K. Subban

MTL: Max Pacioretty (34) Assists: Alexei Emelin, Daniel Briere

MTL: Max Pacioretty (35) Assists: David Desharnais, Thomas Vanek

FLA: Brad Boyes (19) Assists: Sean Bergenheim, Brian Campbell

MTL: David Desharnais (15) (Empty Net) Assists: Max Pacioretty, Mike Weaver

Highlight

Brad Boyes scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season in the 2nd period.

Quote of the game

“They capitalized on their chances. We gotta clean those areas up and stop shooting ourselves.”

-Brad Boyes on Montreal’s offense

Tweet of the game

It’s a tough time for Leafs fans. Welcome aboard.

Video of the game

Next Up

The Florida Panthers take on the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center, on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Tune into FOX Sports Florida to catch all of the action!

Thanks for reading and we welcome your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Tom Gilbert Will Miss the Remainder of the Season After Undergoing Surgery

Florida Panthers defenseman, Tom Gilbert, who signed a $900,000 contract with the Panthers this off-season, underwent Sports Hernia surgery Thursday morning, and will miss the remainder of the 2013-2014 season.

Gilbert, 31, who was bought out by the Minnesota Wild last summer, was given a second chance with the Panthers, who were looking for another veteran presence to play alongside Brian Campbell. Currently second on the team in ice-time, averaging 21:20 minutes per game, Gilbert proved to be an important addition to the Panthers blue-line.

In addition to his lofty ice-time, Gilbert is currently 5th in scoring on the Panthers, with 28 points (3g-25a-28p) in 73 games.

 

 Thanks for reading and we welcome your thoughts in the comments section below!

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