Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Florida Panthers Facebook Florida Panthers Twitter Florida Panthers Google+ Florida Panthers Pintrest Florida Panthers Instagram Florida Panthers
News

Blog 242: Excitement For Immediate Future

Wednesday, 06.22.2011 / 4:15 PM / Blogs
Florida Panthers
X
Share with your Friends


Blog 242: Excitement For Immediate Future
With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft fast approaching, like many Florida Panthers fans, I am excited to see what General Manager Dale Tallon and his staff have in store over the next few days.

Last year around this time, I was just beginning my first year as General Partner of this franchise, and Dale was new to the organization as well, having joined us as GM after building an eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks team.

In just a few short days in Los Angeles, Dale drafted 13 players, including three first round picks, and pulled off a number of moves that helped set up his blueprint for success. It was billed as the consensus No. 1 draft performance in the league, and it has Panthers fans looking forward to this year’s draft weekend as well.

With the No. 3 overall pick, seven picks in the first three rounds, and ten overall, Dale once again has a lot of chips to play, as he constructs this Panthers team for year two of his blueprint.

How far we have come already. Thanks to Dale’s efforts, we have the most flexibility of any NHL team headed in to the draft and free agency, and we also have a passionate new coach in Kevin Dineen, to lead our franchise forward on the ice.

As General Partner, and also as a fan, it makes me excited and confident to see the passion, commitment and winning attitude that Dale, Kevin, Assistant GM Mike Santos, Bill Torrey and others bring to the organization each and every day.

Capturing those emotions and aggressiveness is our new “We See Red” marketing campaign for the 2011-12 NHL season. It’s been thrilling to follow fans reactions to the new campaign and to hear what “red” means to them.

For us, it’s the passion, commitment to winning, new blood, and aggressiveness that we want to bring to the BankAtlantic Center next season – not only on the ice, but as an entire organization. For fans, I believe it captures the essence of their loyalty and dedication to our team, and also their enthusiasm for supporting the Panthers as we work to return to the playoffs and become a consistent contender.

Those are the goals, and I’m looking forward to the next few days and taking another significant step in the right direction.

Thanks for reading and go Panthers.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 47 16 13 -2 29
A. Ekblad 47 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 44 9 17 0 26
J. Jokinen 46 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 45 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 36 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 36 5 10 -6 15
B. Campbell 47 3 12 0 15
D. Kulikov 42 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 12 8 .920 2.41
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
FloridaPanthers.com is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and floridapanthers.com are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.