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Age / DOB:  (53) / 9/2/1963
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190

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Along with Gerard Gallant, assistant coach Mike Kelly was also let go.
There's word that GM Tom Rowe may relinquish his front office duties to focus on the bench, but nothing official yet. Either way, two coaching vacancies need to be filled. Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:52:00 PM

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An interesting detail has emerged that may add a clue as to why Gerard Gallant was let go on Sunday.

According to Elliotte Friedman, Gallant and the front office "disagreed about the direction of the team" and that there had been "things brewing behind the scenes." Read that as you will. For what it's worth, Gallant was given an extension last season. More details to come.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Following a disappointing 3-2 loss to Carolina on Sunday, the Florida Panthers have fired head coach Gerard Gallant.

Wow, that's a quick hook. Gallant was just 22 games into his third season. The loss brought the Panthers down to 11-10-1 after a season marred by injuries. In fact, Gallant led the team their first division title and playoff appearance since 2012 just last season. He departs from the team with a 96-65-25 record. More details to come.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:25:00 PM

If Jaromir Jagr misses any time due to a groin injury, the Panthers will be down four of the nine top forwards.

That's almost half of their top three lines. Nick Bjugstad, Joanthan Huberdeau, Jussi Jokinen and now Jagr will be out of the lineup when the Cats face the Lightning Monday night.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant isn't worried about his team's 4-5-1 start.

Florida got off to a similar start last year (5-4-1) and still managed to claim the Atlantic Division crown at the end of the season. "I’m not worried," Gallant said. "I wish we were 7-1 but we’re 4-5-1. We work hard, we play hard. We’ll see what happens. I’m not going to come in here sulking already. It’s too early for that." Gallant's right, it's still too early to count the Panthers out, but they'll need to turn things around soon.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:44:00 AM

The Florida Panthers are off to a slow start and in recent games, it's mental mistakes that have cost them games.

"Toronto was much like Pittsburgh," Gallant said. "We played well enough to win, but two big mistakes cost us the game. We were leading and then gave up two on turnovers. Overall, I liked our game, thought we were good enough to win them. We just made some bad mistakes." The Panthers are 3-3-1, but they should be able to turn it around relatively soon.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will not reschedule the cancelled preseason game they had planned for Thursday.

The game won't be played due to Hurricane Matthew. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is urging residents to follow the evacuation orders.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Florida's preseason game against Tampa Bay has been postponed.

It was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday night, but Hurricane Matthew has changed those plans. "Obviously the safety of our fans, staff and physically the building itself, with the utmost concern certainly our players, so we have made a decision to postpone the game," said Panthers executive chairman Peter Luukko. "Regarding playing that game at another date, the uncertainty of the weather and situation right now ... we don't have a rescheduled date at this point. We're looking at rescheduling but there remains a possibility the game will be canceled all together."
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 08:09:00 AM

At the top of Florida GM Tom Rowe's off-season wish list is an upper-tier free agent right winger.

"We only have a third-line position we need to fill," Rowe said Saturday. "We're targeting a bunch of guys we put together. We'll start calling around the agents, get the interviewing process going, and see if there's interest on the other side and go from there." Loui Eriksson or Kyle Okposo appear to be on the Panthers' radar.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Before the Red Wings traded the rights to, and contract of, Pavel Datsyuk to the Coyotes, the Panthers were said to be negotiating with Detroit GM Ken Holland.

According to the reports the Panthers wan't the Wings to take on another bad contact in exchange for Datsyuk's contract, namely the muti-year dealto Dave Bolland. Needless to say, the Wings passed on that.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 09:55:00 AM

Geordie Kinnear has been named the head coach of AHL Springfield.

Springfield is the Panthers' minor-league affiliate. Kinnear spent the previous 13 campaigns serving as an assistant coach for the AHL's Albany River Rats and then the Charlotte Checkers.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 08:37:00 AM

Dave Barr has joined the Florida Panthers as an assistant coach.

Barr had previously been serving as an assistant under Sabres bench boss Dan Bylsma. He's also been an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, and New Jersey Devils.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 08:39:00 AM

The Florida Panthers will be making a few changes to their front office.

Dale Tallon, who's been serving as the team's General Manager since 2010, will become the head of hockey operations, while associate GM, Tom Rowe, will take over as General Manager. Eric Joyce served as the Panthers' AHL affiliate's General Manager last season. He'll become Florida's assistant GM. The Panthers' capologist, Steve Werier, will also become the team's assistant GM. According to the Miami Herald, the Panthers are going in this direction because they want to focus more on mathematical analysis when making roster decisions.
Sun, May 8, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Gerard Gallant has been named one of the finalists for the Jack Adams Trophy.

Gallant joins, Lindy Ruff (Dallas) and Barry Trotz (Washington) as the other two finalists. Under Gallant, the Panthers won the Atlantic Division title and set franchise records for wins (47) and points (103). That's even more impressive when you consider Florida didn't even make the playoffs last year.
Thu, May 5, 2016 08:01:00 PM

The Florida Panthers are hoping to have a few more breaks go their way in Game 6 against the Islanders.

"They’ve had a good series, are playing real well and we’re down 3-2," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We have to keep playing, hope to get a few breaks. We haven’t had many go our way so far. We have to keep working, playing our game. I can’t tell them to play much better." The Panthers trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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