Florida Panthers

Seth Griffith Earned the Call Up

The day after the NHL trade deadline the Jason Botterill era has shown yet another sign that things are different. The Buffalo Sabres were in need of a forward when Kyle Okposo’s wife went into labor, they called up Seth Griffith, a leading scorer on the Rochester Americans this season. Seems logical but in the …
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Chicago Blackhawks Signed Alexander Salak

The Chicago Blackhawks signed former Rochester Americans goalie Alexander Salak to a two year one way contract worth approximately $1.2 million.  It’s still possible Salak will play in the American Hockey League on a one way contract but it means he’ll be paid NHL cash if he does. Yes, this news is about a month …
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More Amerks-Sabres Fuel, Pirates-Panthers Affiliation a Possibility

The silly season (AHL affiliation changes) continues with this latest story that the Kennebec Journal wrote discussing the realistic possibility of the Florida Panthers and Portland Pirates affiliating.  The Panthers just hired Kevin Dineen as head coach for the Florida Panthers, Dineen had spent the previous five seasons as coach of the Portland Pirates. For Dineen …
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Panthers Loaned Michael Nylander for Amerks

The big news of yesterday was that Michael Nylander has been loaned to the Florida Panthers by the Washington Capitals and will play for the Rochester Americans.  Of course, the news happened when I was away from cyberspace for the day.  Nylander was acquired as a replacement for the injured Mark Cullen who was slated …
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Panthers Game in Rochester was an Entertaining Success

When it was announced that the Florida Panthers were going to play a preseason game against the Boston Bruins a lot of people talked about how dumb it was and that no one would care.  I think Thursday night proved that a lot of people did care (over 4,700) and a lot of people had …
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Panthers Rookies Blanked by the Predators

In the first game of the season the Florida Panthers rookies were blanked 5-0 by the Nashville Predators rookies.  Chuck Weber had bench duties as coach and in a post game interview he talked about Evgeny Dadonov being a dominant forward in the 2nd period.  Hearing him talk about “breakdowns defensively” though brings back nightmares …
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