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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Canesfan3234, Apr 12, 2015.
looks like we lost the old thread.
Jagr has re-signed.
Yay. Will be good to see that line an entire season.
Now let's hope for some lottery magic.
its not going to happen, but it would create the next dynasty if McDavid is everything he is supposed to be
Ekblad is a Calder finalist and likely winner.
looks like the Panthers aren't going to do anything noteworthy today
So Tallon was quoted as saying he wants to acquire another goal scorer. JVR from Toronto please.
Also, Panthers have begun negotiating with Barkov on an extension. GR thinks they will try to lock up Barkov for the max of 8 years
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're the only one that follows the Florida Panthers on TMB. That said, does Jagr have his mullet back yet?
Must have missed your post.
previous thread lost in the crash had a pretty decent amount of posts in it from multiple posters
I'll be at the Jan 2 game
Id like to start following. Cheap tickets & fun sport to watch live.
Watched as a kid during the rat on the ice days.
You should. Best sport to watch live.
It's been so long since watching.
Are we good or should I just go for a/c and beer?
Borderline playoff team that is fun to watch when the Barkov line is having a good game.
Without question y'all have the best Twitter goalie, and the greatest mullet of all time is on its way back.
Some young players with legit promise- could string some wins together and make the playoffs.
So going into the Christmas break tied for 2nd in the division and 1 point out of first. I don't know what to do with my hands.
IM HERE BOYS! FULL ON BANDWAGON MODE
BREAKING THIS BAD BOYS OUT OF STORAGE
And all of this without Bjugstad and a scoring Huberdeau
Some of my friends have hopped on the bandwagon after going to the game last night.
Really excited for hockey to catch on down here, again.
I wore my Bure jersey made by Pro Player last night while watching at home. It's actually the last Panthers jersey I bought/bought for me.
I'll jump on with the new branding though next season
Anyone else going Jan 2nd?
Chance to meet Mrs. Jigga
Well that sealed it. I'm going
17k (entirely panther fans) on a Sunday against a non-Marquee opponent competing against a home Dolphins game. Those who say hockey can't work in SFL have no idea of the power of the SFL bandwagon
Win and people show up, win for a while and people stick around- it's not rocket science... and I'll never understand moving a losing team for bad attendance. Want to move because more money in another city, fine go for it- but don't put that on the fans.
you can only blame fans when there is a good product on the ice and nobody cares. While SFL is notorious for having fairweather fans, we show up when things are good. Shit, we'd sell out a badminton match if the local team was pushing for a nationally recognized title
fwiw the panthers would do just fine if the product was just okay. occasional playoff appearances to keep people excited would keep attendance healthy.
Panthers [and Thrashers for that matter] have been [were] garbage.
completely agree. though a 4+ year run in the top half of the east would cement a decent fanbase for the forseeable future
There's still a buildable core from 1996.
ehhh. that core is like 6k people deep. the perfect example is youth hockey in SFL. My age group has a shit ton of players almost all of them a product of the 1996 run. Now the leagues are 1/5th the size they used to be.
Six reasons Florida Panthers’ division lead is pretty amazing
By Greg Wyshynski6 hours agoPuck Daddy
SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 23: Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers is greeted by fans on his way out to the ice prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at the BB&T Center on November 23, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)The Florida Panthers are leading the Atlantic Division on Dec. 28, with 44 points in 36 games.
No, this is not an eggnog hangover.
Granted, it’s taken 12 wins in 15 games to erase the bad taste of their nine losses in 12 games. Granted, they’ve played one more game than the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins, the former trailing them by one point and the latter by two points. (The Ottawa Senators are also two points back, having also played 36 games.) Granted, it took the total collapse of the Montreal Canadiens after losing Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher to injury, losing six straight as the Cats won six in a row.
But still … the Florida Panthers are leading the Atlantic Division on Dec. 28.
"We got off to a slow, average start but the past month, it's no fluke that we're winning. We haven't been good for a week. We're really learning to carry the momentum,” said defenseman Aaron Ekblad, via the Miami Herald.
Here are six reasons why this ascent is pretty amazing.
1. No Nick Bjugstad
The Panthers have vaulted to the top of the division without one of their key offensive contributors in Bjugstad, who is out with an “upper body injury” that’s included migraines. He last played against Detroit on Nov. 29. The Panthers have gone 10-3-0 since then. Bjugstad is due back soon, unless someone decides to Tonya Harding him because he was obviously the problem.
2. A 43-Year-Old Leads Them In Scoring
Look, we’re not going to spill more digital ink singing the praise of Jaromir Jagr, but really, people: He leads the Panthers with 25 points, is second in goals with 10 and that’s with missing three games. Still the greatest.
3. They’re Ridiculously Good Defensively At Even Strength, Which Is Good Because Their Penalty Kill Is Strikingly Average
The Florida Panthers have the fifth least even-strength goals against with 51 in 36 games. Meanwhile, their penalty kill ranks No. 16 overall at 80.3 percent. The good news is that they’ve limited their times shorthanded to 3.1 per game (112 on the season, 17th in the NHL).
4. They Have No Rally
These are not the Cardiac Cats. They’re a team that’s 1-10-1 when losing after two periods and 0-7-2 when they trail after the first. The good news, obviously, is that they’ve only trailed in 12 of 36 of their games entering the third – they’ve had a lead heading into the third in 16 of 36 games. But there are only two other teams that have yet to win a game in which they’ve trailed after the first period – the Carolina Hurricanes and the Columbus Tire Fire.
5. They Stink In OT, Rule In Shootout
The Panthers are 1-3 in overtime. They’re 5-1 in the shootout, however, the most skills competition victories in the NHL. And it hasn’t been Roberto Luongo's mastery that’s powered them – he has 11 saves on 18 shots. No, it’s been Sasha Barkov (5-of-5) and Brandon Pirri(5 of 6) leading the way.
Which brings us to …
6. Don’t Look Now, But Aleksander Barkov Is Jonathon Toews: Miami
Barkov missed some time with injury, but he has 20 points in 26 games, has a 50.3 percent faceoff winning percentage and is playing 19:37 per night, including 1:20 shorthanded. He starts only 26.7 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone, and his opponents’ goals-for average for every 60 5-on-5 minutes he’s on the ice is 1.99. Their Corsi-For percentage is 54.02. (Toews, by comparison, is 2.18 and 53.88).
“He plays both sides of the puck; he’s great defensively and plays a great offensive game. He’s a real team player,” said coach Gerard Gallant.
7 IN A ROW BOYS! FRANCHISE RECORD!!
Barkov is going to be a top 5 player in the league really soon
I knew Barkov was a strong 2 way center with great vision and can win most pucks he has a chance at....but man I really didnt see the fancy hands coming on as strong as they have this season.
Barely top 100 in scoring as of today. Loooong way from top-5 in the league.
not an elite scorer but is definitely becoming the Panthers Toews. Can definitely be considered up there in all around play with sick shootout skillllzzzzzz
but yea Top 5 is a bit pie in the sky
I think it's doable in the next 2-3 years. Yea. I'm going full homer
Really impressed with my first viewing of Barkov. Kid is always in good position
Up 3-0 in the 3rd baby
This team is so much fun to watch
Crowd was great last night.
you never told me who you are. You clearly know who I am. (yes I am going way back to before the crash)
new thread title
Fan's best guess at new jerseys with available info...
looks pretty good to me. However, need to see a HD version of the logo. that one isn't great
yea i wouldnt really look at the logo in these...more about the layout and color scheme of the jerseys based on GR's comments.