Category Archives: Florida Panthers

Dineen firing first of many moves in Florida

This won’t be the last time this season the Florida Panthers make news.

“This is just the beginning of our changes that need to be made. If our players don’t respond to this, then they won’t be Panthers for very long,” fiery GM Dale Tallon told the media on a call Friday after dismissing most of his coaching staff, including head coach Kevin Dineen.

Peter Horachek takes over as interim head coach, but the players whom the longtime Predators assistant will have at his disposal in Florida could be in flux, to say the least.

We told you a few weeks back in a Rumblings blog that Tallon was looking to shake up his roster, but despite working the phones feverishly over the past few weeks, he’s been unable to make a deal, needing to find a trade partner to comply this early in the season.

if you’re Edmonton, why wouldn’t you pick from the FLA carcass

Oilers and Panthers trying to make deals

The attention is on Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, who would like to perform some surgery on his roster, but other GMs say Florida’s Dale Tallon is trying just as hard. Speaking to The Miami Herald’s George Richards, Tallon promised changes after Tuesday’s 4-3 OT loss to Edmonton. Apparently, there was a GM-wide email about Ryan Whitney’s availability last week, but it’s been widely reported many of his veterans are similarly out there.

Trade winds blowing between Ottawa and Florida?

Scottie Upshall a healthy scratch (again)

Panthers interested in Tootoo

Could the Leafs send Liles as part of a package to Florida for Kulikov?

From Damien Cox of the Toronto Star:

One of the players the Maple Leafs have been eying from afar over the past couple of seasons is defenceman Dmitri Kulikov of the Florida Panthers, and Kulikov might just be more available now than he was because of the wreckage of Florida’s early season play.

Kulikov to Leafs trade rumors eminated from Toronto Sun

Florida Panthers fire sale seems likely

less than a month since Vincent Viola and Douglas Cifu took over the franchise — sources say the Panthers are prepared to move any of their veteran players.

Panthers will have odd goalie out after Thomas signing

Signing Tim Thomas gives the Florida Panthers something of a three-headed monster in net, although one wouldn’t confuse this with the St. Louis Blues’ situation, which seems like an embarrassment of riches by comparison.

Regardless, the Panthers organization will need to decide if they’d rather pair Scott Clemmensen or Jacob Markstrom with their new 39-year-old goalie. (Thomas is likely to be the starter, barring a meltdown.)

Three potential destinations for Miller

The Vancouver Canucks are not the only NHL club that is facing a peculiar situation when it comes to their starting goaltender.

Panthers may part with Peter Mueller, Stephen Weiss

The decision to select Finnish teen center Sasha Barkov with their second pick in Sunday’s NHL Draft may have had a domino effect as the Panthers showed they were willing to part ways with two of their four starting centers from last season in Peter Mueller and franchise stalwart Stephen Weiss.