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Friday Web Hits-June 27, 2014

Our weekly survey of the best of the web for Florida Panthers, hockey and more.

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 8:42 AM ET / News
By Patrick McGrath  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Friday Web Hits-June 27, 2014
Our weekly survey of the best of the web for Florida Panthers, hockey and more.

It’s finally here! It’s Draft Day! If you feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve, don’t worry, you are in good company. There will be plenty of Panthers fans pumped up for the draft at our Draft Party at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill – Plantation, so feel free to stop on by and celebrate the draft with the best crew in town!

With the draft on the way, the introduction of Gerard Gallant as the Florida Panthers new head coach, and the release of the regular season schedule, it has been a crazy week filled with tons of awesome Panthers content, here is a look at what you may have missed:

You may not be familiar with Florida Panthers Director of Scouting, Scott Luce, but he has been the man behind the Florida Panthers drafts since 2003. The London Free Press sat down with Luce for a fascinating peek behind the curtain at what it’s like on the front lines of an NHL Draft. 

The Panthers held a press conference on Monday to introduce new head coach, Gerard Gallant. Check out our inside look at the hiring, as well as some facts that you may not have known about the Panthers new bench boss.

 Have you ever wondered what you would buy first if you got drafted by the NHL? Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau and fellow top picks from the 2011 draft sat down with Nerdwallet.com to talk about what it is like dealing with your finances as a young NHL star.

 Because it’s Friday and it’s draft day (let’s be honest, you weren’t getting any work done anyway) check out this behind the scenes look at the draft from ESPN.com’s Scott Burnside.

Still can’t get your Panthers draft fix? Check out Hockey’s Future’s 2014 Florida Panthers NHL Draft Preview.

The Florida Panthers regular season schedule was announced on Sunday and here are ten storylines to look forward to for the 2014-15 season.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 74 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 76 8 33 -4 41
B. Boyes 74 13 23 10 36
A. Ekblad 76 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 67 18 14 -6 32
A. Barkov 66 14 17 -3 31
B. Campbell 77 3 23 2 26
B. Pirri 44 21 2 6 23
D. Bolland 48 5 16 1 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 18 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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