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from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,
Panthers minority owner and advertising mogul Jordan Zimmerman has filed a lawsuit against two fellow Boca Raton businessmen to recoup a $1 million investment into a pornography website that he thought was a legitimate dating service, a source has confirmed.
Zimmerman and co-plaintiff Al Malnik gave Marc Bell and Dan Staton $1 million apiece to invest into FriendFinder Network. They stated in the suit filed in Palm Beach County court that they never heard of the company involved and didn’t know that the site was a successor to Penthouse Magazine’s pornography empire which is linked to thousands of X-rated websites.
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Scott Gomez on a one-year contract.
“Scott is a veteran center who adds further depth to the middle of our line-up,” said Tallon. “He is a quick and skilled forward, with a wealth of hockey experience including two Stanley Cup titles, who will be a leader for our younger players.”
The Florida Panthers decided to buy out the remaining year of Filip Kuba's contract on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old blue liner, who signed as an unrestricted free agent last summer, carried a cap hit of $4 million next season.
It is not a compliance buyout, meaning the buyout amount will count against the Panthers' salary cap.
Since the deal included a no-movement clause, Kuba does not have to clear waivers to become an unrestricted free agent.
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that a new $7 Florida Panthers season ticket offer will be unveiled during tonight’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks (NBC6, 8 p.m.). The limited offer, available for only 500 season tickets, will include benefits such as a free jersey, free parking, four free concerts at the BB&T Center and more for just $7 a game.
“We are very excited to unveil this special $7 season ticket package that will give fans a chance to catch every single Panthers game next season,” said SSE President Michael R. Yormark. “The excitement of this great matchup in the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Blackhawks will hopefully get Panthers fans ready for next season as we look to return to the playoffs.”
from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
If the county agrees to pay for the scoreboard, it will be in place by this coming season.
If they don't ...
"We've put enough money into the building,'' Yormark said, adding the team is spending $1 million to replace the original flooring in the main concourse this summer.
"We're not in the position to buy one. If the scoreboard just collapses next year, which I'm sure it will, we just won't have a scoreboard.''
Yormark said Monday that an NHL rep will be with him at Tuesday's commission meeting in Fort Lauderdale.
To tell the commissioners that if the scoreboard is approved, the NHL promises to bring the draft to Sunrise within the next three years.
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
- Dale Tallon’s status as executive of the year has taken a hit after a disastrous season in Florida. The catchy phrase “Red Rising” should be changed to “Seeing Red” after an embarrassing year. Signing winger Alexei Kovalev was the first mistake and veteran defenceman Ed Jovanovski didn’t work, either. Then, there was the whole fiasco involving Sean Bergenheim. The club refused to pay the injured forward, lost a grievance and then had to pay his full $2.75 million salary this season. While Tallon gained a reputation as being player-friendly, Florida may not be a desired destination among players anymore.
- Whispers out of St. Louis have players frustrated with the antics of coach Ken Hitchcock. It seems Hitchcock has the ear of players wherever he goes in the short term, but his constant picking apart and calling them out has gotten old. The team has performed far below expectations and is struggling to hang on to a playoff spot. Many league executives believe a quick exit could lead to changes for a team that is operating on a shoestring budget where ownership is counting on a deep playoff run to minimize losses.
more including notes on the Flyers, Coyotes Sabres, Luongo and Iginla...
First the Florida broadcast and the New Jersey broadcast is below...
Acrobatic toe-save by Clemmenssen as the Florida Panthers defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1. The Senators had a 41-17 advantage in shots for the game.
Gudbranson received a five minute major for boarding, a ten and game misconduct.
Erat was questionable for a return.
First the Washington broadcast and below watch the Florida broadcast...
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