Daily Archives: April 3, 2013

Nick Bjugstad to Start Saturday Against Washington

Just hours after I published my article pondering the future of top prospect Nick Bjugstad, the Florida Panthers announced that the hulking centerman would be joining the club for the remainder of the 2013 season. Considering the Panthers remained relatively dormant at the deadline, the news of Bjugstad’s ascension should be the hot topic for Panthers’ fans heading into the upcoming weekend.

“Nick is going to be here,” Tallon said. “We have 11 games left. This will be a good learning experience for him. If he does well, it will make it that much easier for him at training camp next year. It’s a good chance to evaluate him.” - Panthers’ General Manager Dale Tallon told George Richards of the Miami Herald.

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Panther Parkway Trade Tracker

In case you’re missing all the trade action on twitter, here is what you’ve missed so far:

Trade Tracker: April 1st-April 3rd

April 3rd (Final Day) Trades:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets acquire G Patrick Killeen/Pittsburgh Penguins acquire TBD
  • Washington Capitals acquire F Martin Erat, F Michael Latta/ Nashville Predators acquire Filip Forsberg
  • Minnesota Wild acquire G Jeff Deslauriers/ Anaheim Ducks await future considerations.
  • New Jersey Devils acquire F Steve Sullivan/Phoenix Coyotes acquire 7th round pick (2013)
  • Boston Bruins have acquired D Wade Redden/St. Louis Blues acquire 7th round pick (2014)
  • Anaheim Ducks have acquired F Matt Lombardi/Phoenix Coyotes acquire F Brandon McMillan
  • Toronto Maple Leafs acquire D Ryan O’Byrne/Colorado Avalanche acquire 4th round pick (2014)
  • San Jose Sharks acquire F Raffi Torres/Phoenix Coyotes acquire 3rd round draft pick (2013)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets acquire F Blake Comeau/Calgary Flames acquire 5th round pick (2013)
  • Minnesota Wild acquire F Jason Pomminville/Buffalo Sabres acquire G Matt Hackett, F Johan Larsson
  • Columbus Blue Jackets acquire F Marian Gaborik/New York Rangers acquire F Derek Dorsett, D John Moore, F Derick Brassard, and a 6th round pick.
  • Philadelphia Flyers acquire G Steve Mason/Columbus Blue Jackets acquire G Michael Leighton, and a 3rd round pick (2015)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning acquire G Ben Bishop/Ottawa Senators acquire F Cory Conacher and a 4th round pick (2013)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins acquire F Jussi Jokinen/Carolina Hurricanes acquire conditional 7 round pick (2013)
  • Edmonton Oilers acquire F Jerred Smithson/Florida Panthers acquire 4th round pick (2013)
  • San Jose Sharks acquire D Scott Hannan/Nashville Predators acquire conditional 6th round pick (2013)
  • Boston Bruins acquire F Rob Flick/Chicago Blackhawks acquire F Maxime Sauve

April 2nd Trades:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning acquire F Philippe Paradis/Chicago Blackhawks acquire D Kirill Gotovets
  • Dallas Stars acquire D Cameron Gaunce/Colorado Avalanche acquire C Tomas Vincour
  • New York Rangers acquire F Ryan Clowe/San Jose Sharks acquire a 2nd round Pick, 3rd round pick, and a conditional 2nd round pick
  • Montreal Canadians acquire D Davis Drewiske /Los Angeles Kings acquire 5th round pick (2013)
  • Edmonton Oilers acquire D Garrett Stafford/Washington Capitals acquire F Dane Byers
  • Boston Bruins acquire F Jaromir Jagr/Dallas Stars acquire F Lane MacDermid, F Cody Payne, and a conditional 2nd round pick
  • Phoenix Coyotes acquire F Matt Clackson/Washington Capitals acquire F Joel Rechlicz
  • Vancouver Canucks acquire F Derek Roy/ Dallas Stars acquire D Kevin Connauton and a 2nd round pick
  • Carolina Hurricanes acquire D Marc-Andre Bergeron/Tampa Bay Lightning acquires F Adam Hall and a 7th round pick (2013)

April 1st Trades:

  • St. Louis acquire D. Jay Bouwmeester/Calgary Flames acquire D Mark Cundari, G Reto Berra, and a conditional 1st-Round Pick (2013)
  • Los Angeles Kings acquire D Robyn Regehr/Buffalo Sabres acquire 2nd round Pick (2014) 2nd round Pick (2015)
  • Anaheim Ducks acquire F Harry Zolnierczyk/Philadelphia Flyers acquire F Jay Rosehill
  • Chicago Blackhawks acquire F Michal Handzuz/San Jose Sharks acquire 4th round pick (2013)

Panther Parkway Noon Headlines: Trades, Crosby, Pitkanen, Islanders, and More!

What better way to spend your lunch break than catching up on all of last night’s amazing NHL action that you may have missed! Here are the top stories and videos from the all of yesterday’s action around the NHL.


  • Watch Joni Pitkanen’s scary injury on this icing play, is hybrid icing in the NHL’s future?


  • Will they or won’t they? 20 players that could be moved today. [Puck Daddy]


  • The New York Islanders have moved into the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. [TSN]


  • The Buffalo Sabres have ended the Pittsburgh Penguins’ amazing winning streak. [The Sporting News]


  • The Florida Panthers won their 3rd consecutive overtime game on Tuesday. [The Hockey News]


  • Canada defeated USA at the Women’s World Hockey Championship. [TSN]


  • (Don’t) watch Predators fan pick nose, eat results in Bridgestone Performance Moment (VIDEO) [Puck Daddy]



  • Check out this great photo from Boston vs. Ottawa last night. [CBS]


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Trouba to the NHL, is Nick Bjugstad Next?

News broke on Tuesday evening that the Winnipeg Jets’ top defensive prospect Jacob Trouba would be leaving the University of Michigan to compete at the NHL level for the remainder of the 2013 season. With all but four collegiate teams already finished with their seasons, more top prospects like Trouba will be faced with the tough choice between staying in school, or moving on to the NHL. One prospect currently pondering this decision is none other than the Florida Panthers’ behemoth of a centerman, Nick Bjugstad.

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