Panthers and Canucks Have Had Notable Trade History

Panthers and Canucks Have Had Notable Trade History

July 1st, 2020 Since they became an NHL franchise in 1993, the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks have had a history of being trading partners. Some of the biggest trades for each franchise happened when they decided to trade with one another. Here are four of the most notable trades that happened...
Panthers Have 3 Questions Heading Into Isles Series

Panthers Have 3 Questions Heading Into Isles Series

June 30th, 2020 For the first time since 2016, the Florida Panthers will be in the playoffs. Technically, not in the traditional way, though, given how 2020 has played out, but the Panthers are among the 24 teams competing for the Stanley Cup and one of 16 teams playing in the qualifying round. Just like in 2016,...

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June 14th, 2020
Panthers History

This is one of the most memorable dates on Broadway and it has nothing to do with a musical. Hockey fans in the Big Apple waited 54 seasons for the moment that happened back on this date in 1994. Also, the National Hockey League officially expanded into the Sunshine State. Rangers End Their Drought June 14, 1994, is a date that will live in the hearts of the New York Rangers fans until the end of time. This was the day in which the Rangers ended their 54-year championship drought by beating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The home crowd at Madison Square Garden had plenty to cheer about early as Brian Leetch and Adam Graves put the Rangers up 2-0 after a period of play. Trevor Linden got the Canucks on the board with a shorthanded goal early in the second period, but Mark Messier gets that one back while on the power play later in the frame. Linden scored again, early in the third period, but it wasn’t enough as the Rangers held on for the...
June 9th, 2020
Florida Panthers

When the National Hockey League paused its season on March 12 at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the Florida Panthers were sitting on the outside looking in on the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Florida was three points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes for the final Wild Card spot. Related: Florida Panthers Jersey History The Panthers were also three points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the third spot in the Atlantic Division standings with 14 games left in the regular season. When the NHL recently announced its 24-team playoff format, Florida will be part of the return to play plan. They are seeded 10th and will play the seventh-seeded New York Islanders in a best-of-five qualifying round series.  It’s the first time in four seasons that the Panthers will be part of the playoffs. Ironically, the last time they made the playoffs was as champions of the Atlantic Division in 2016 and they lost in six games to the Islanders in the...
June 8th, 2020
Panthers History

June 8 is mostly remembered for two things; plenty of Stanley Cup Final action and multiple coaching changes. Also, one of the most memorable Entry Drafts in National Hockey League history took place on this date. Stanley Cup Final Moments The Florida Panthers hosted their first-ever Stanley Cup Final game on June 8, 1996. Ray Sheppard caused thousands of plastic rats to rain down on the ice by scoring halfway through the first period, to tie the Colorado Avalanche at 1-1. Rob Niedermayer gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead two minutes later. The Avalanche got second-period goals from Mike Keane and Joe Sakic to lead them to a 3-2 victory and a 3-0 lead in the series. Sakic’s goal was his sixth game-winning goal of the 1996 postseason, a new NHL record. The Dallas Stars hosted the Buffalo Sabres, on June 8, 1999, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Brett Hull’s power-play goal opened the scoring midway through the first period. Stu Barnes and Wayne Primeau scored five...
June 2nd, 2020
NHL Entry Draft

Folks, it's draft season. I know the play-ins and playoffs will be starting soon, but it's also time to focus on the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. As boards are being finalized and we're inching closer to the lottery, it's crunch time for scouts and general managers, real and armchair. Related: THW's 2020 Draft Guide The Hockey Writers contributors banded together last week to do a 2020 NHL mock draft, organized by THW draft guru Josh Bell. We intended to do the first round only, but it was so fun and successful that we also did the second round... and the third... and the whole draft. Before we go any further, check out how it all went down: Related: THW 2020 Mock NHL Draft Round 1: Our Armchair GMs Make Their Picks Yours truly had the pleasure of picking for the Florida Panthers, who could use an infusion of young talent. Let's break down the picks. 14. Noel Gunler, RW/LW, Luleå HF For the first-round pick, I was always going to focus on picking the best player...