FanShot link: Luongo symbolizes Florida Panthers revitalization

Via Stephen Whyno/CP... While the Canucks head in the direction of a rebuild, the Panthers look like a team on the upward climb thanks to new owner Vinny Viola and a cadre of young prospects GM Dale Tallon has assembled in the NHL's southernmost market. Through two games with his new team, Luongo has already caught a glimpse of what he and many hockey people believe is a bright future for the Panthers. Luongo sees potential stars in Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad and a handful more young players around the locker-room. At 34 years old, he wants to contribute to the revival of the franchise rather than riding coattails. "It's all about making a commitment to bringing some people in and trying to build a winner," Luongo said Sunday night after facing the Boston Bruins. "That's what it's all about for me. I'm not here to fade into the sunset. I want to be part of something special coming here."

Florida Panthers Season Ticket seating chart


Cats 2014-15 map of the BB&T Center showing the changes of the post-Yormark era. Seating has been relabeled and the upper deck on the opponent's shoot twice end has been closed off. Club Red is reduced to one section and upper parts of the adjacent sections.

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Is it just me or has Club Red become reasonable again?

Be Here To Witness

Cats begin push to get season ticket holders in a way that would not have been possible before Monday.

Practice in Palm Beach County

Cats take their talents to Palm Beach Skate Zone.

Barkov, Kopecky Olympic Banners


Took the liberty of recreating the newest additions to the BB&T Center rafters. Now will they retroactively add the 9 other players that went to the Olympics while wearing Panther unis? 2006: Luongo, Bouwmeester-Canada, Jokinen-Finland 2002: P.Bure, V.Bure-Russia, Hagman, Jokinen-Finland 1998: Vanbiesbrouck-USA, Svehla- Slovakia

Charting the formation of Team USA's Olympic roster from the inside

An outstanding must-read article by ESPN's Scott Burnside, which chronicles the selection process of America's 2014 Olympic men's hockey team. Florida's Dale Talon is a member of the committee, and gets in a few Tallonesque quotes along the way. Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas, interestingly, is never mentioned in mix of netminders.


The team is, I think, starting to understand that everyone must work and everyone has to be absolutely committed to excellence. We're not going to tolerate anything but 100 percent dedication to the culture of the team first.

Panthers owner Vincent Viola. Much more from a fascinating interview conducted by the Sun-Sentinel's Craig Davis here.

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