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The Florida Panthers Have An Eight Game Winning Streak

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

During the second period Saturday night, a rubber rat was flung from the far reaches of a jam-packed arena, bouncing on the ice before being scooped up by an official.

Don't look now, but the Florida Panthers may just be back.

The Panthers, who captivated South Florida during a rat-tossing run to the Stanley Cup Finals 20 years ago, set a franchise record with their eight consecutive victory -- this one 3-0 over the Rangers in front of their third-biggest home crowd ever.

Florida retook first place in the Atlantic Division with the victory, its 14th in 17 games as it beat the Rangers for the first time in eight tries.

For a franchise which has only been to the playoffs four times in its history and hasn't won a postsason series since its magical run in 1996, things are very good.

"We're a long way from that, but it's a lot of fun,'' said coach Gerard Gallant, whose team goes for its ninth consecutive win Sunday against visiting Minnesota. 

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Gerard Gallant’s Contract Extension With The Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with Head Coach Gerard Gallant. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to agree with Gerard on a multi-year extension,” Tallon said. “He has done an excellent job of creating a winning culture and developing our young players in his time with the Panthers. He is an ideal fit for our group and we look forward to having him lead our team as we work towards our goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”

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Dale Tallon Contract Extension Is Official

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today that Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon has signed a multi-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Florida also announced that Tom Rowe has been named Associate General Manager. Rowe had been serving as Head Coach of the Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates this season.

“Dale and Tom bring a wealth of leadership, credibility and hockey experience that will enrich our organization for years to come,” Florida Panthers Owner, Governor and Chairman Vinnie Viola said. “We have benefited tremendously from their expertise already. The success of both our NHL and AHL clubs this season is a direct result of Dale and Tom's leadership and stewardship. With the stability provided by the recent Broward County Commissioners vote, we look forward to continuing to strengthen our team both on and off the ice as we work towards the singular goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”

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Report- A Contract Extension For Dale Tallon In Florida

via George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

General manager Dale Tallon is in the final year of his current contract with the Panthers, but it appears that will soon change.

According to a source within the organization, Tallon and the team agreed in principal to a three-year contract extension on Thursday evening.

Tallon, 65, came to the Panthers in 2010 after he build the Chicago Blackhawks into an eventual Stanley Cup champion.

Since joining the Panthers, Tallon has completely remade the roster with only defenseman Dmitry Kulikov being part of the organization when Tallon came on board.

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A Bad Month For The Montreal Canadiens

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out,

Tuesday night’s game was a merciless butt-kicking.

The 3-1 final score flattered the visiting team, as did Florida’s narrow 29-28 margin in shots on goal.

With the exception of Ben Scrivens, who was making his goaltending debut in bleu-blanc-rouge, the Canadiens played one of their worst games in December … and that, HIO peeps, is saying something.

This has been a nightmare month for the Canadiens. They’ve lost 11 games in December – A FIRST IN TEAM HISTORY!

And if the last loss of the month was any indication, January could be worse.

Here’s one for the HIO Commentariat to chew over:

The Canadiens would have lost to Florida with Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher in their lineup.

The talent disparity is that wide.

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The First Place Florida Panthers

from George Richards of the Miami Herald,

On Thanksgiving morning, the Panthers were 16 points behind Montreal for first place in the Atlantic Division and things didn’t look good.

After losing nine of 12 games, few figured the Panthers had the team to make up that sort of real estate.

Well, on Sunday evening, the Panthers took sole possession of first place in their division by beating Columbus 3-2 in front of 16,902 at BB&T Center.

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A Five Game Winning Streak For The Florida Panthers

from George Richards of the Miami Herald,

Florida goes into its Christmas break winners of five consecutive games and 11 of its past 14 and pulled into a virtual tie with Boston for second place in the Atlantic Division and are a point away from first place.

“We definitely played a good game, but it’s a scary game there at 1-0 and then it’s 1-1,” coach Gerard Gallant said. “We held our composure and the guys found a way to get the two points.”

Ottawa was one of the teams to beat Florida during this recent hot streak and, as was the case in New Jersey last week, the Panthers got some measure of revenge on Tuesday.

Anderson, the former Panthers goalie who continues to make his home in South Florida, has been terrific in the past against the Panthers and had to be again Tuesday.

The Panthers were all over Anderson and the Senators through the first two periods yet only held a 1-0 lead going into the third.

Anderson stopped 13 shots in the first period then faced 17 in the second. Anderson made 39 saves overall but gave up a pair in the shootout to automatics Brandon Pirri and Sasha Barkov for Florida to earn the extra point.

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Videos- Be Careful Out There Boys

A stick and pucks caused a few bloody moments last night.

Jaromir Jagr takes a stick to the face.

 

 

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Video- Jaromir Jagr Scored Career Goal #732 Today

Jaromir Jagr passed Marcel Dionne with career goal #732 today.

Jagr is now in the 4th spot for all-time goals in the NHL.  Next up is Brett Hull with 741 goals.

 

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A Look At Jaromir Jagr

Why am I doing this? There are a lot of answers to that. First of all, I love it. Then, if I’m not gonna play hockey, I will still have to do something else, and then if I start doing something else, I have to start from the very bottom and learn, so why not do something that I know how to do?

And this is a great job. First of all, I don’t think it’s as hard as other jobs. You don’t have to wake up at 6 a.m. and go home at 5 p.m. like my parents did. You can really enjoy it. If you do something great, a lot of people know about it. Or it could work the other way, too—if you do something bad, a lot of people know about it, but it’s up to you. You make a lot of money.

But I think the important thing is I don’t know how long I’m going to live. The time between when I quit hockey and I die, I want it to be the shortest. It’s not going to be as exciting, that time. So as long as I can play, that’s what I’m doing. If I can play ’til I die, that’s what I will do. What else are you gonna do? Even if you retire, you will still have to go work out, and maybe harder than you do when you play hockey because you don’t want to look ugly and fat. At least I don’t want to.

That's Jaromir Jagr in the Big Read at Sportsnet from Kristina Rutherford, Ryan Dixon and Gare Joyce.  Great and long article.

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