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Barkov, Kopecky Olympic Banners

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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

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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.

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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.

Sun-Sentinel: Panthers' Jovo working with slumping Kulikov

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The biggest lesson is less is more. A young defenseman has the tendency to do a little bit extra and it backfires. Get the puck moving, make your first pass, get it out of the zone and let someone else worry about what happens next. He'll come out of it. He's too good a player.

Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski comments on struggling 5th(!)-year blueliner Dmitry Kulikov via the Sun-Sentinel

Name That Blue - NHL teams

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Can you tell the difference between Panthers blue or Blues blue? Guarantee you'll waste 20 fun minutes of your life to find out.

Florida Panthers Faceoff Circle History

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I'm really into logos as you can plainly see every time you visit this site and I stumbled across a person who has taken upon themselves to chronicle the history of hockey faceoff circle designs. Awesome!

Garrioch: Panthers prepping for "Fire Sale"

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Via the Ottawa Sun's Bruce "Malkin To The Kings" Garrioch: Three weeks into the season — and less than a month since Vincent Viola and Douglas Cifu took over the franchise — sources say the Panthers are prepared to move any of their veteran players. Forwards Tomas Fleischmann, Kris Versteeg, Scottie Upshall, Shawn Matthias, Brad Boyes and Marcel Goc are among those available along with Tom Gilbert and Dmitry Kulikov, just to name a few. A little more above.

"Florida Panthers Preseason Special" premieres Thursday on FS-FLA

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Hosted by Frank Forte, the preseason special will provide Panthers fans with an extensive preview of the 2013-14 season, including interviews with key players, such as reigning NHL rookie of the year Jonathan Huberdeau, first-round draft pick Aleksander Barkov and defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Dmitry Kulikov. More above, including re-air times.
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