The Florida Panthers have made the playoffs just twice in the last 16 years. In an effort to make the postseason this year, the Panthers added veterans Dany Heatley and Jaromir Jagr at the trade deadline. But if the Panthers are going to become a playoff contender on an annual basis, it is the youngsters coming up through their system that need to make a difference in the coming years. Read more»
The Florida Panthers minor league system is teeming with NHL-prospects who are waiting for opportunities on the Florida roster. Florida General Manager Dale Tallon hinted in the past few weeks that he may be looking to trade some of the more veteran forwards on the squad in order to facilitate some of that upward movement. Until then, the AHL affiliate San Antonio Rampage are reaping the rewards of having top-notch talent playing throughout their lineup.
The Florida Panthers organization looks much different now than it did even two years ago. General Manager Dale Tallon’s rebuilding of the prospect system and the relative patience that his staff has shown in allowing those prospects to mature has started to bear fruit. Several players have moved through the pipeline to become NHL regulars or AHL players on the verge of graduating to the big leagues.
CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Red Deer Rebels defenceman Alex Petrovic is the WHL Player of the Week.
On Wednesday, November 9, the Rebels were in Kelowna to face the Rockets in game two of their five game road swing through British Columbia. Petrovic tallied one goal, added two assists and was named the games 1st Star in the Rebels 6-4 win over the Rockets. On Friday, November 11, Petrovic collected two assists in the Rebels 5-3 win over the Blazers at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops. The next night, Saturday, November 12, the Rebels were in Victoria for the first game of their weekend double header with the Royals. Petrovic scored one goal, three assists and was named the games 1st Star in the Rebels 7-4 triumph over the Royals. On Sunday, November 13, the Royals forced Red Deer to the shoot-out and defeated the Rebels 4-3.
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