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An Eight-Year Deal For Michael Matheson In Florida

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A Look At Aaron Ekblad

from Matthew DeFranks of the Sun Sentinel,

Inside Aaron Ekblad, there is a duality that exists in a league like the NHL. The Florida Panthers defenseman is 21 years old, a certifiable youngster who turned the drinking age in February and shed his teenager label the yar before. But he’s also entering his fourth season in Florida, a veteran in some ways, having gone through the Calder Trophy-winning rookie season, the euphoria of the franchise’s best year before the crash of last season.

On the ice, Ekblad is one of Florida’s best and most important players. He’s the No. 1 pick from 2014 that enters the first year of his eight-year, $60-million extension this season. He’s the face of the franchise, even with Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck and Roberto Luongo still around.

Off the ice is where the conflict between being 21 years old and a fourth-year professional appears. His friends growing up are going to school instead of making nine figures. They’re not in the NHL. He is, so he changed his summer routine after his season prematurely ended due to head injuries.

Ekbald changed his diet to slim down, and said he separated himself a bit from his friends. He said he was selling his house back home in Windsor, Ontario, and that he would be spending summers in South Florida from now on.

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Arizona Trades Jamie McGinn To Florida For Jason Demers

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Jason Demers from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Jamie McGinn.

"We are very pleased to add Jason to our blueline corps," said Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka. "Jason is a skilled right-handed shot defenseman who moves the puck well and has good offensive ability. He will be a great addition to our team." 

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The Florida Panthers Heading North To Avoid Hurricane Irma

from George Richards of the Miami Herald,

A number of Florida Panthers players have been in South Florida preparing for their upcoming season.

On Friday, a good many of them will jet out of the path of a Category 5 hurricane.

The Panthers chartered a plane to shuttle players, staff members and their families to Boston.

The team is paying for the flight and could open training camp in Springfield, Massachusetts, next week depending on the extent of the damage in and around Broward County.

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Sad News Today, Bryan Murray Has Passed Away

 

 

added 1:46pm, Ottawa release is below...

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Video- The Florida Panthers Completed Their Fantasy Broadcast Camp

from Peter Rossi of FloridaPanthers.com,

On Tuesday, the Florida Panthers hosted their second annual broadcast camp, giving young Panthers fans an inside look at sports broadcasting and what goes on behind-the-scenes at an NHL game.

With Panthers radio and television personalities like Steve Goldstein, Randy Moller and Doug Plagens in attendance, campers took part in numerous entertainment-centric activities, including on-camera segments, hands-on work and instruction, public address announcing and radio play-by-play.

"Seeing the kids come out and being as dedicated and committed to doing what we do for a living, it brings back memories. It is a great thing that the Panthers do," said Panthers television broadcaster Steve Goldstein.

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Video- A Confident Aaron Ekblad On Last Season And The Upcoming Season

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Aaron Ekblad talked to reporters about the disappointments of last season, injuries, and his new attitude towards off-season training.

 

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Testing, Can You Hear Me, Testing

A great idea!

via the Florida Panthers,

Join us for the 2017 Florida Panthers Broadcast & Game Presentation Camp on August 8!

The camp is for children ages 13-17 who want to learn more about broadcasting and what goes on behind-the-scenes at an NHL game.

Activities Include:

-Radio play-by-play

-On-camera segments

-Public address announcing

-Hands-on work

-Behind-the-scenes in the control room

-Instruction from Panthers broadcasters and more!

The registration fee is $50 per child and space is very limited. Completing the application does not guarantee admission.

Please contact the Client Experience team at 844-4CE-TEAM or clientexperienceteam@floridapanthers.com with any questions. 

My dream as an announcer would be this... I know wrong sport but still...

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Radim Vrbata Headed To South Florida

Confirmed by others in the hockey world too.

 

added 2:43pm,

 

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Alex Petrovic About To Sign A One-Year Contract With Florida

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