Six Ways The Florida Panthers Want To Screw Broward County

The Panthers want public funds to fix up the BB&T Center. Something in the neighborhood of $80 million in tax subsidies would be nice. They're asking because it'd be corporately negligent for a franchise not to at least try to milk taxpayers out of cash for something that won't economically contribute to the area, and… » 3/18/14 2:04pm 3/18/14 2:04pm

Canucks Finally Trade Roberto Luongo, Prepare To Blow Everything Up

The NHL trade deadline isn't until 3:00 EST tomorrow, and today has already been fantastic. From the nonexistent to the impactful to the hilarious to the Bryzgalov, each deal has been more fun than the last. Now Roberto Luongo is heading back to Florida, this time to hang out with his old buddy Tim Thomas, and I am… » 3/04/14 5:06pm 3/04/14 5:06pm

You Can Trade Losing Lotto Tickets For Florida Panthers Seats

Florida seems the appropriate place for an intersection of broken dreams and poorly attended hockey, but the Panthers are getting a bit literal: A new promotion allows fans to trade in $10 worth of losing scratch-off lotto tickets for seats with a face value of $20. You'd have to be a fool not to play! » 2/04/14 6:22pm 2/04/14 6:22pm

The Worst Solution To A Broken Pane Of Glass

One of the panes of glass lining the rink broke during the third period of the Red Wings-Panthers game. Normally, a maintenance crew would bring a new pane of glass and take a few minutes to fix it. Not tonight. Here, Panthers fans. Look at this non-transparent square for the rest of the game. Oh, you had nice seats… » 12/10/13 10:26pm 12/10/13 10:26pm

Florida Panthers Season Tickets Now Start At $7 A Game

A completely acceptable first reaction to this Panthers ticket plan is rage. Rage that you're in one of those hockey markets where all games are sold out, season-ticket waiting lists stretch for years, and going the scalper route can cost about as much as an HDTV, while down in South Florida, they can catch NHL action… » 6/14/13 10:11am 6/14/13 10:11am

The Florida Panthers Want Broward County To Buy Them A New Scoreboard

The Panthers will appear before the Broward County Commission today, to argue that that the county should spring for $4.2 million to build a new scoreboard. As their neighbors to the south, the Marlins and Dolphins, struggle to win over increasingly skeptical taxpayers, maybe $4.2 million is a little easier to swallow? » 5/14/13 2:10pm 5/14/13 2:10pm

Two Florida Policemen Used Lights, Sirens And May Have Sped To Get…

Don't think people in Florida are invested in hockey? Well, we have the story about off-duty cops using their on-duty accessories to aid the Florida Panthers for you: On Sunday evening, two Sunrise police officers, one driving a police car and one driving an unmarked police car, flipped on their police lights and… » 3/09/13 4:45pm 3/09/13 4:45pm

Devils Fan Ridiculed By Panthers President For Lack Of Twitter…

It's been two days since the Florida Panthers launched a concerted effort to blame visiting Devils fans for disrupting play by chucking rubber rats on the ice, despite the fact that it's a Panthers tradition and they sell the damn things for $5 in the arena. (And collect them to resell after they're thrown.) Panthers… » 4/25/12 4:50pm 4/25/12 4:50pm

Panthers Somehow Blame Devils Fans For Ruining Rat-Throwing Tradition

Before their 1995 home opener, a rat entered the Panthers locker room—and was promptly killed with a slapshot by Scott Mellanby. The legend took hold, and as Florida made a finals run, the "rat trick" was born. After Panthers goals and wins, fans would throw hundreds of rubber rats onto the ice. » 4/23/12 1:05pm 4/23/12 1:05pm

Miami TV Station Congratulates The Florida International University…

The Florida Panthers took a 2-1 series lead over the New Jersey Devils with an astonishing 4-3 win that came after falling behind 3-0 in the first period. It's understandable, then, that the story led off the 10:00 news on Miami's WSVN; perhaps unaccustomed to hockey success, they got a few details wrong—and later… » 4/18/12 8:54am 4/18/12 8:54am