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Kevin Dineen | Winger

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (50) / 10/28/1963
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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The Florida Panthers have fired head coach Kevin Dineen.
Assistants Craig Ramsey and Gord Murphy have also been let go by the club. "After 16 games it was clear that our team needed a change in philosophy and direction," GM Dale Tallon said. "We have not met the expectations that we set forth at training camp and it is my responsibility to make the necessary changes to ensure that our club performs at its maximum potential. We thank Kevin, Gord and Craig for their hard work and dedication to our organization and the professionalism that they displayed throughout their tenure." The Panthers own a 3-9-4 record this campaign and the team hasn't won a game since Oct. 19. Fri, Nov 8, 2013 10:00:00 AM
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Coach Kevin Dineen understands that his job could be in jeopardy if the Panthers continue to struggle.

The club has one win in their last 10 games. "The truth of the matter is we have new ownership here," Dineen said. "When you're spending whatever the figure is on something and you're in a personnel based business, you're evaluating everything on every single day at every level. Whether it's management side, the players' side, the coaches' side. Those meetings are happening every day right now."
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 08:54:00 AM

Kevin Dineen was not too pleased after his Panthers' were dominated by the Blues 4-0 Friday night.

In fact he was downright ornery. "We probably had three competitive guys," Dineen said, mentioning Shawn Matthias, Jesse Winchester and Mike Weaver. "That's not enough to drag the whole group along. "If we can't get everyone to compete harder than we did [Friday], we'll just stumble along and get our wins here and there. ... They have to understand they're playing in the best league in the world. It's an absolute privilege to play in this league. There is no entitlement." Yikes. Let's see if the Panthers respond to Dineen's comments against Washington Saturday night.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 09:10:00 AM

The flu bug appears to going through the locker room of the Florida Panthers.

The illness resulted in Tomas Fleischmann missing Sunday's contest and it resulted in the team getting flu shots that night. Ryan Whitney and Scottie Upshall were feeling under the weather as well. The Panthers have some time to rest up though, as they don't play until Friday when they host the St. Louis Blues.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 07:07:00 AM

Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen didn't want to blame his team's rough start on their harsh schedule.

Florida started the season on a four-game road trip and has already completed a stretch of three games in four days. "You see the schedule in July so you know what's coming," Dineen said. "You look for the tough stretches and we understood this would be one of them. It's part of it, that's sports. You're in buildings where they have their openers and you get one eventually." The Panthers are 2-3-0 this season. Things will get easier for them now as they have only one more road game in October.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon says coach Kevin Dineen's job isn't on the line.

The firing of Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette sparked questions about Dineen's status. "He made the playoffs in his first year as a coach," Tallon said of Dineen. "Last year you can't judge his coaching on what happened. It wasn't a coaching issue. I believe he's going to do a great job for us. We were ripped with injury; I'm fine with our coaches." The Panthers didn't enter this season amid high expectations, but they're still hoping to claw back into the playoffs after posting the league's worst record in 2013.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Tuesday's match between Philadelphia and Florida will feature two teams with a lot to prove.

The Flyers are coming off three straight losses and the firing of coach Peter Laviolette. Meanwhile, the Panthers are looking to bounce back after a 7-0 loss. It should be a particularly hard fought contest.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Florida is still trying to get their power play going this season.

The Panthers went 0-for-7 in their 7-0 loss to St. Louis on Saturday and they haven't scored on 11 opportunities to start the year. Once Brian Campbell, who had two even-strength assists in the team's opener, gets going the club's power play should improve.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Vincent Viola and Doug Cifu have been officially named the new owners of the Florida Panthers.

Viola and Cifu are taking over a franchise that's made the playoffs just once since 2000. They aren't exactly a favorite to earn a postseason berth in 2013-14 either, but at least they have plenty of young talent. In a few years, the Panthers could be a very strong team.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 10:38:00 AM

The Florida Panthers are expected to introduce their new owners on Friday.

We'll have to wait to find out exactly who will be taking over the team, but it will reportedly be Vincent Viola of Virtu Financial. The new ownership will be inheriting a team with a less than accomplished past, but also a lot of promising young talent.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 04:39:00 PM

The Florida Panthers are reportedly close to being sold to an unknown buyer.

For now, about the only thing known about the potential Panthers owners is that they are from New York. The Panthers have been struggling both to attract fans and win games, although they have a lot of promising, young talent, so it might not be long before they look like serious contenders.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 12:28:00 PM

The Panthers are taking a cautious approach to free agency as they're ready to go young.

They signed a few depth players, but general manager Dale Tallon wasn't ready to splurge on any of the big names, whose reputation exceeds their production. The Panthers are also a bit away from being legitimate contenders, where signing one of the top free agents wouldn't guarantee much at all, either. "We’re going to go young," Tallon said. "We’re going to go with our young guys. That’s been our plan all along."
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Florida GM Dale Tallon's free-agent priorities are for a center, right wing and "probably" a defenseman.

"Those are the three spots I'd like to change," he said. "We're trying to get faster, more aggressive. We're trying to change the dynamics a little bit of our fourth line and defensive pairings, more energy, more speed and more grit." However, he believes he will be more active in August than when free agency kicks off Friday afternoon.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Florida GM Dale Tallon hasn't said who the Panthers will choose with the second overall pick in the 2013 draft.

He wouldn't even say if the team would select top-rated defenseman Seth Jones if Colorado were to pick Nathan MacKinnon at No. 1. The Panthers want their top choice to play in the NHL next season and blueliners can take longer to develop, so taking a forward may be the preferred route for the club. Some GMs believe that Tallon will take Jones if the Avalanche make MacKinnon the first overall selection.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Going into the off-season the Panthers will have approximately $12 million available to sign free agents and/or make trades.

The Cats are committed to a payroll of approximately $52 million and with the salary cap ceiling set at $64.3 the team can only increase salaries by approximately $12 million. Of course, the Panthers could amnesty the contracts of one of Ed Jovanovski or Filip Kuba but it wouldn't save them that much. It looks as if Florida's spending spree two seasons ago to get to the cap floor has hampered them going forward.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 09:29:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis