SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 4: Bryce Van Brabant #48 of the Calgary Flames pursues Dmitry Kulikov #7 of the Florida Panthers as he skates with the puck at the BB&T Center on April 4, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Eager To Turn Page After Last Season

Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons.

09/18/2014

First overall pick Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers poses for a portrait during the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Panthers Sign Top Pick Ekblad To Three-Year Deal

The Florida Panthers took another big step towards their future on Wednesday when the team announced that they have agreed on a three-year entry-level contract with No. 1 overall draft pick Aaron Ekblad.

09/03/2014

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 4: Bryce Van Brabant #48 of the Calgary Flames pursues Dmitry Kulikov #7 of the Florida Panthers as he skates with the puck at the BB&T Center on April 4, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Kulikov Signs 3-Year Deal To Stay With Panthers

The Panthers crossed another item off their offseason to-do list on Friday, signing defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal. Financial details weren’t released.

07/18/2014

John Madden #10 looks back as head coach Kevin Dineen of the Florida Panthers directs the team during third period action against the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BankAtlantic Center on April 21, 2012  in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Devils 3-0. (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Former Panthers Coach Dineen Hired As Blackhawks Assistant

Kevin Dineen, who coached Canada’s women’s hockey team to a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, has returned to the NHL as an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks.

07/14/2014

Head coach Gerard Gallant of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks on from the bench during the game against the New Jersey Devils on October 28, 2006 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The Devils won 1-0.  (Source: Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Panthers Name Kelly, Morris As Gallant’s Assistants

The Florida Panthers have solidified their coaching staff and will employ four assistant coaches to work under new head coach Gerard Gallant.

07/08/2014

David Bolland #63 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on March 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Leafs 4-3. (Source: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Panthers Agree To Terms With Bolland, Jokinen

The Florida Panthers agreed to terms with centers Dave Bolland and Jussi Jokinen, plus goaltender Al Montoya shortly after hockey’s free agent period started Tuesday.

07/01/2014

Fernando Torres of Spain (C), and the Spain team celebrate victory with the World Cup trophy following the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Source: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Top Five Most Difficult Sports Trophies To Win

The FIFA World Cup Trophy is one of the most difficult to win in sports but it’s not alone in the discussion of which is the toughest to claim. After much consideration and deliberation let’s go down the list to see which professional sports trophies are the most coveted but hardest to earn.

07/01/2014

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

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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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