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Recently Slandered Women Speak Out

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

Two of the women victimized in a misogynistic chat that rocked the hockey world this week are saddened and disgusted with what happened to them.

The women agreed to speak with the Winnipeg Sun about the impact it’s had on them, although both said they’re more concerned about other women who suffered even more humiliating treatment than they did.

Chloe Giesbrecht, a 24-year-old Winnipegger, was out on a walk with a friend on Wednesday when she checked her phone and was shocked to find she was being mocked in a group chat on Instagram, led by NHL player Brendan Leipsic, a Winnipegger with the Washington Capitals.

“Thank god I was on a walk with my friend,” Giesbrecht said, Thursday. “The reason I wasn’t so negatively affected is I was with my friend, so she was able to say these are just low-life guys that are getting off on slandering women.

“When I read the other ones, it was so disgusting. Mine was bad, but I feel for the women whose name got brought up numerous times, and especially about their weight.”


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NHL Statement On Comments Made By Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald

NEW YORK (May 6, 2020) – The National Hockey League today released the following statement regarding comments made by Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Florida Panthers forward Jack Rodewald:

“The National Hockey League strongly condemns the misogynistic and reprehensible remarks made by players Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald in a private group chat that has surfaced on social media. There is no place in our League for such statements, attitudes and behavior, no matter the forum. We will address this inexcusable conduct with the clubs and players involved.”

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Video- Roberto Luongo’s #1 Goes To The Rafters In Sunrise

via Sportsnet,

Watch as Roberto Luongo speaks at his jersey retirement ceremony and has his number 1 lifted to the rafters.


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A Frustrated Dale Tallon On His Florida Panthers

from Michael Traikos at the Toronto Sun,

As disappointing as the Leafs have been this year, they haven’t been nearly as bad as the Florida Panthers, who are currently chasing Toronto down for third place in the Atlantic Division. Well, chasing might not be the right word in what has become a turtle race for one of the final playoff spots.

At the All-Star Break, both teams were tied with 61 points, though Florida had played two less games. Today, Toronto has a five-point lead with both having played the same number of games.

The most frustrating part for Tallon is how it’s happened. It’s not that the Leafs are running away with the playoff spot — it’s that the Panthers have let it slip from their hands.

“It was there for the taking,” said Tallon at Monday’s GM meetings.

Instead, Florida has played its worst hockey when it needed its best. Since the All-Star Break, the Leafs have gone 8-6-1. That’s a 92-point pace, which wouldn’t have been good enough to qualify for a playoff spot a year ago.


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Florida Trades Vincent Trochek To Carolina

added 10:31am,


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The Disappointing Florida Panthers

from Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel,

Think of what’s happening here:

They got the coach everyone wanted.

They got the goalie everyone wanted.

They spent north of $90 million last summer in free agency, filled in holes and filled out hope, and talked all summer like the results would be coming in the time it takes water to freeze.

Here are the results: They’ve lost seven of their past nine games since the All-Star break. They’re four points and a logjam of teams from making the playoffs entering Sunday’s play — a low bar, considering if you just put on skates, you’re halfway there.

The Panthers’ star coach, Joel Quenneville, stood outside the locker room Saturday night and pronounced his team was guilty of one of the worst sins in sports.

“We don’t play hard enough," he said after a 4-1 loss to Edmonton.

read on

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The 2021 NHL All-Star Weekend Will Be Hosted By The Florida Panthers

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 24, 2020) – The Florida Panthers will host the 2021 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the National Hockey League® announced today. The League’s midseason showcase will include the NHL All-Star Skills ™ on Friday, Jan. 29 and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 30.

“We are excited to bring the NHL’s midseason showcase for the best and brightest stars from around the League to the home of the Florida Panthers and South Florida hockey fans,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “Next year’s Honda NHL All-Star Weekend promises to be an incredible celebration of our game and everything South Florida has to offer.”

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Video- Chicago Welcomes Back Joel Quenneville




added 9:25pm, Official video below.

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Video- One Hot Noel Acciari


Watch tonight's goals from Acciari below.

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Video- Florida Panthers Down 4-0 To Start The 3rd, Win 5-4 In SO

In Boston.



added 11:03pm, Watch Bruce Cassidy after the game below.  Boston losing streak is at four.

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