Steven Stamkos was playing some of his best hockey for the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning when a broken leg in mid-November sidelined him for the next 45 games and the Olympics.
The “C” stands for captain. In Willie Mitchell’s case, it may as well stand for Cup.
We knew that the Florida Panthers would have a new captain for the 2014-15 season when the team bought out the final year of former captain Ed Jovanovski’s contract.
There are reasons to believe that things will be different in Sunrise this season.
The Florida Panthers opened training camp last week and are preparing to play in their first preseason game of the new season on Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars at the BB&T Center.
Gerard Gallant never had a coach that he didn’t enjoy playing for, and he wants the Florida Panthers to feel that way about him.
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.
Investigators say bad blood over an employee of the month award at a South Florida Wal-Mart store led to gunfire and criminal charges.