cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Florida Panthers

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

Brandon Pirri #73 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 1, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Panthers 4-2.  (Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Panthers Sign Brandon Pirri To Two-Year Deal

While the Miami Heat have been getting plenty of attention in South Florida, and rightly so, the local ice hockey team has been quietly piecing together a roster that could make some waves in the upcoming season.

07/16/2014

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

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

General view as Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning during the Opening Day game at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

America’s Best Sports Cities To Play In

With both the NBA and NHL now in their respective offseasons the attention shifts to looking at all the players who could be changing addresses in the coming months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best sports cities in the United States, both from a location standpoint as well as its fans.

06/17/2014

more