I Wish That Panthers-Caps Shootout Were Still Going

The shootout is dumb and bad. It is a sideshow, a skills competition, a way to decide a hockey game that bears only the slightest resemblance to hockey. It is a poor answer to a question no one was asking. And yet, every once in a while, a shootout gets so absurd, so endlessly, deliriously bananas, that it nearly… » 12/17/14 9:35am 12/17/14 9:35am

Panthers Beat Capitals In Longest Shootout In NHL History

The Panthers beat the Capitals 2-1 tonight, but to get the full two points they had to win the longest shootout in NHL history (The previous longest lasted 15 rounds). Through 19 shots each the shootout was tied 5-5, but on the 20th shot, Alex Ovechkin missed his while Nick Bjugstad made his (17:40 in the video… » 12/16/14 11:58pm 12/16/14 11:58pm

Panthers' Video Joking About Buffalo Snowstorm Angers Sabres Owner

The Florida Panthers showed a video before Saturday night's game against the Sabres, contrasting Buffalo's awful, cold weather with Florida's ideal conditions. The gag used photos from Buffalo's deadly November snowstorm, and Sabres owner Terry Pegula, who was in attendance, did not appreciate the joke. » 12/07/14 10:00am 12/07/14 10:00am

Even Hockey Highlights Are Better When Called By Spanish Announcers

It's no secret that when given the opportunity, we watch games called by Spanish-language announcers. (Yours truly being located in Florida, those options are plentiful.) So here's the Florida Panthers' winning goal by Scottie Upshall Thursday night, as called by Arley Londoño of ESPN Radio as part of the NHL's… » 11/01/14 9:00am 11/01/14 9:00am

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