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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 27: Aaron Ekblad is selected first overall by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Panthers Take Ekblad With No. 1 Pick In NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers have selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft.

06/27/2014

(L-R) Top row Thatcher Demko (far left), Brendan Perlini, Sam Bennett, Leon Draisaitl, Aaron Ekblad, Nick Ritchie (far right), and (the second row seated) Kasperi Kapanen (far left) Sam Reinhart, Jake Virtanen, William Nylander, Anthony DeAngelo, and Michael Dal Colle (far right) pose for a picture at the 2014 NHL Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability event on June 26, 2014 at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon Weighing Options For Top Pick

It hasn’t happened very often over the last couple decades but the Florida Panthers find themselves in the NHL spotlight this week. The NHL Draft is Friday night and the Panthers hold the No. 1 pick but have been very open about entertaining trade offers from teams who want to move up in the draft.

06/27/2014

Head Coach Gerard Gallant of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks on during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on February 6, 2006 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada.  The Canucks defeated the Blue Jackets 7-4.  (Source: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Florida Panthers Introduce Gerard Gallant As New Head Coach

The Florida Panthers search for a new head coach has come to an end. Gerard Gallant was introduced as the Panthers new coach during a press conference at the BB&T Center on Monday morning.

06/23/2014

MISSISSAUGA, CANADA - MAY 29: Head Coach Gerard Gallant of the Saint John Sea Dogs questions a play against the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in the 2011 CHL Mastercard Memorial Cup final on May 29, 2011 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Canada. The Sea Dogs defeated the Majors 3-1 to win the Memorial Cup. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Panthers Hire Gerard Gallant As Coach

Gallant was hired Saturday to coach the Panthers, a move that reunites him with Huberdeau, a young forward who is considered one of the franchise’s biggest keys to rebuilding.

06/21/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: NBA Finals Vs. Stanley Cup Finals

Basketball and hockey are two of the most different sports you can find. While their seasons mirror each other on the calendar, some of the main aspects of each sport are polar opposites. Fans of both sports have been treated to an exciting first three playoff rounds and now its time to take a look at each respective Finals and see which one has the edge.

06/04/2014

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Panthers Fire Interim Coach Horachek

With a relatively young team, Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon is of the belief that the club needs an experienced coach behind the bench. And with that, Peter Horachek’s time as interim coach is over.

04/29/2014

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Panthers Jump Sabres To Win NHL Draft Lottery

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.

04/15/2014

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 10:  Brad Boyes #24 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second-period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on April 10, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Plan To Build Around Young Nucleus

This season had a familiar feel for the Florida Panthers, who again relied heavily on prospects and again missed the playoffs.

04/14/2014

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 10:  Brad Boyes #24 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second-period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on April 10, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Bjugstad Scores As Panthers Beat Maple Leafs 4-2

Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

04/10/2014

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Panthers Look To Stop Slide With Win Against Leafs

It’s been an especially rough few weeks for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have completely fallen apart down the stretch.

04/10/2014

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Zajac Scores 3 Goals, Devils Beat Panthers 6-3

Zajac Scores 3 Goals, Devils Beat Panthers 6-3

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Florida Panthers v Vancouver Canucks (3/16/14)

Florida Panthers v Vancouver Canucks (3/16/14)

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Penguins Pound Panthers 5-1

Penguins Pound Panthers 5-1

Florida Panthers v Nashville Predators

Predators Hold Off Panthers For 4-3 Win

Predators Hold Off Panthers For 4-3 Win

SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 11: Craig Adams #27 of the Pittsburgh Penguins raises his stick after scoring a goal past goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on October 11, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Penguins 6-3. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Beat Penguins In Home Opener

Panthers Beat Penguins In Home Opener

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Capitals Beat Panthers, 4-3

Capitals Beat Panthers, 4-3

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Carolina Hurrricanes Whomp Panthers, 6-2

Carolina Hurrricanes Whomp Panthers, 6-2

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