17-12-2004 Mattias Ohlund frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Mattias Ohlund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Ohlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 539 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 175 assists along with 261 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 31 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+14=16 with 2 PIM.


17-12-2004 Serge Payer resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers center Serge Payer has resumed full training after his injury.

16-12-2004 Bryan Smolinski frustrated
Florida Panthers center Bryan Smolinski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 883 NHL games during his career, notching 243 goals and adding 303 assists along with 400 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 31 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 4 PIM.


16-12-2004 Kyle Rossiter injured.
Kyle Rossiter of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Last time I was injured in that area I came back too soon. I'm not going to come back until I'm able to go 100%, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

15-12-2004 Petr Sykora frustrated
Florida Panthers center Petr Sykora feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 604 NHL games during his career, notching 182 goals and adding 260 assists along with 147 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 30 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 9+17=26 with 5 PIM.


15-12-2004 Serge Payer injured.
Serge Payer of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany River Rats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he said in a TV interview.

13-12-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 393 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 57 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 29 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 4 PIM.


13-12-2004 Niklas Hagman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Niklas Hagman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Niklas Hagman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 190 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 24 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 23 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 6 PIM.


11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Pavel Bure is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Petr Sykora is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Vincent Lecavalier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andy McDonald is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Jason Wiemer has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Sandis Ozolinsh has played 12 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Lubomir Visnovsky has played 22 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Mattias Ohlund has played 16 games without a goal. Kristian Huselius has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-12-2004 Bryan Smolinski frustrated
Florida Panthers center Bryan Smolinski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 879 NHL games during his career, notching 243 goals and adding 302 assists along with 398 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 27 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 2 PIM.


5-12-2004 Bryan Smolinski frustrated
Florida Panthers center Bryan Smolinski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 877 NHL games during his career, notching 242 goals and adding 302 assists along with 398 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 25 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 2 PIM.


4-12-2004 Player of the week: Pavel Bure (L)
NHL has awarded Pavel Bure (L) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 3 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 870 NHL games during his career, notching 517 goals and adding 406 assists along with 435 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 25 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 13+8=21 with 6 PIM.


4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Viktor Kozlov is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Bure is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Petr Sykora is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Vincent Lecavalier is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Jason Wiemer has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Bryan Smolinski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Lubomir Visnovsky has played 19 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Mattias Ohlund has played 13 games without a goal. Andy McDonald has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-12-2004 Andy McDonald frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Andy McDonald feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Andy McDonald, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 290 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 90 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 24 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 8+10=18 with 20 PIM.


2-12-2004 Vincent Lecavalier reaches a milestone !
Vincent Lecavalier scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Jeff O'Neill. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 463 NHL games during his career, notching 126 goals and adding 174 assists along with 216 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 23 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 9+11=20 with 27 PIM.


30-11-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 16 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 47 PIM.


29-11-2004 Denis Shvidki frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Denis Shvidki feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Ukraine, Denis Shvidki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 22 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 9+3=12 with 22 PIM.


27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Petr Sykora is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Vincent Lecavalier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Pavel Bure has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Lubomir Visnovsky has played 15 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Niklas Hagman has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-11-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 385 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 57 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 21 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 4 PIM.


24-11-2004 Sandis Ozolinsh frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Latvia, Sandis Ozolinsh was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 848 NHL games during his career, notching 145 goals and adding 376 assists along with 498 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 20 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 8 PIM.


21-11-2004 Kyle Rossiter frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Kyle Rossiter feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Rossiter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 19 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 20 PIM.


20-11-2004 Denis Shvidki frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Denis Shvidki feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Ukraine, Denis Shvidki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 18 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 7+3=10 with 22 PIM.


20-11-2004 Viktor Kozlov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Viktor Kozlov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 684 NHL games during his career, notching 169 goals and adding 243 assists along with 138 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 18 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 2 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Wiemer is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Pavel Bure has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Lubomir Visnovsky has played 12 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2004 Vincent Lecavalier frustrated
Florida Panthers center Vincent Lecavalier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 458 NHL games during his career, notching 123 goals and adding 171 assists along with 201 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 18 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 12 PIM.


17-11-2004 Viktor Kozlov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Viktor Kozlov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 683 NHL games during his career, notching 169 goals and adding 243 assists along with 138 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 2 PIM.


13-11-2004 Jason York frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Jason York feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jason York was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 716 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 161 assists along with 499 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 8 PIM.


13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vincent Lecavalier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ryan Johnson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andy McDonald is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Jason Wiemer has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bryan Smolinski has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Petr Sykora has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kristian Huselius is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-11-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 378 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 56 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 14 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.


10-11-2004 Bryan Smolinski reaches a milestone !
Bryan Smolinski notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Sandis Ozolinsh. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 865 NHL games during his career, notching 240 goals and adding 300 assists along with 396 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 13 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 0 PIM.


10-11-2004 Jeff O'Neill injured.
Jeff O'Neill (FLA) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Ed Jovanovski (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

9-11-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 7 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 24 PIM.


8-11-2004 Denis Shvidki frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Denis Shvidki feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Ukraine, Denis Shvidki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 13 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 6+2=8 with 22 PIM.


7-11-2004 Kristian Huselius frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kristian Huselius feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Kristian Huselius was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 260 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 49 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 12 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 4 PIM.


6-11-2004 Team captain meets with Marcus Nilson
Following the team's recent 6-1 win against Washington Capitals on 4-11-2004, Florida Panthers captain Pavel Bure and Marcus Nilson did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Pavel Bure

6-11-2004 Jason York frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Jason York feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jason York was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 713 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 160 assists along with 495 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 12 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 4 PIM.


6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Viktor Kozlov is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pavel Bure is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Petr Sykora is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Vincent Lecavalier is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Andy McDonald is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Jeff O'Neill has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bryan Smolinski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Kristian Huselius has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Niklas Hagman has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-11-2004 Ivan Novoseltsev frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Ivan Novoseltsev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Ivan Novoseltsev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 9 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 12 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 20 PIM.


4-11-2004 Bryan Smolinski frustrated
Florida Panthers center Bryan Smolinski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 864 NHL games during his career, notching 240 goals and adding 299 assists along with 396 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 12 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


3-11-2004 Kristian Huselius frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kristian Huselius feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Kristian Huselius was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 259 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 49 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 4 PIM.


1-11-2004 Jason Wiemer frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Jason Wiemer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jason Wiemer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 609 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 79 assists along with 967 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 11 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 13 PIM.


1-11-2004 Petr Sykora frustrated
Florida Panthers center Petr Sykora feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 585 NHL games during his career, notching 175 goals and adding 248 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 11 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 4 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 12 PIM.


31-10-2004 Jason York frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Jason York feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jason York was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 711 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 160 assists along with 493 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


31-10-2004 Lance Ward resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers defenseman Lance Ward has resumed full training after his injury.

30-10-2004 Jeff O'Neill frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Jeff O'Neill feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 708 NHL games during his career, notching 187 goals and adding 224 assists along with 468 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Bryan Smolinski is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Jeff O'Neill has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Viktor Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Vincent Lecavalier has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Kristian Huselius has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-10-2004 Jeff Bateman uncertain about future
Jeff Bateman wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

28-10-2004 Lance Ward injured.
Lance Ward of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Quebec Citadelles. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

27-10-2004 Steve Rucchin frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Steve Rucchin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Steve Rucchin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 626 NHL games during his career, notching 121 goals and adding 230 assists along with 138 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 6 PIM. He has also played 2 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


25-10-2004 David Morisset frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing David Morisset feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, David Morisset was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 7 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 12 PIM.


24-10-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 370 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 53 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


23-10-2004 Jeff O'Neill frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Jeff O'Neill feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 704 NHL games during his career, notching 187 goals and adding 223 assists along with 468 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Pavel Bure is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Petr Sykora is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Rucchin has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brad Ference has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Niklas Hagman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-10-2004 Jeff O'Neill frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Jeff O'Neill feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 704 NHL games during his career, notching 187 goals and adding 223 assists along with 468 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


22-10-2004 David Morisset frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing David Morisset feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, David Morisset was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 6 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 12 PIM.


22-10-2004 Joey Tetarenko resumes full training.
Louisville Panthers defenseman Joey Tetarenko has resumed full training after his injury.

21-10-2004 David Morisset frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing David Morisset feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, David Morisset was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 5 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 12 PIM.


20-10-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


19-10-2004 Petr Sykora frustrated
Florida Panthers center Petr Sykora feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 578 NHL games during his career, notching 174 goals and adding 247 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


19-10-2004 Sean O'Connor uncertain about future
Sean O'Connor wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-10-2004 Pavel Bure reaches a milestone !
Pavel Bure notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes on a goal by Petr Sykora. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., were his words after the game..

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 848 NHL games during his career, notching 506 goals and adding 400 assists along with 429 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2004 Joey Tetarenko injured.
Joey Tetarenko of Louisville Panthers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, were his words after the game.

16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Wiemer is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Vincent Lecavalier is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Kristian Huselius is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2004 Petr Sykora frustrated
Florida Panthers center Petr Sykora feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 577 NHL games during his career, notching 173 goals and adding 245 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2004 Trevor Kidd frustrated
Florida Panthers goaltender Trevor Kidd feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Trevor Kidd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 409 NHL games during his career, booking 29 career shutouts and allowing 1019 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, allowing 13 goals on 64 while booking 0 shutouts.


12-10-2004 Marcus Nilson frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Marcus Nilson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Marcus Nilson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 347 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 49 assists along with 123 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 2 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 5 PIM.


11-10-2004 Niklas Hagman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Niklas Hagman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Niklas Hagman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 167 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 20 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


10-10-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


9-10-2004 Ivan Novoseltsev frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Ivan Novoseltsev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Ivan Novoseltsev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 9 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 2 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 10 PIM.


9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sandis Ozolinsh is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Viktor Kozlov is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Lubomir Visnovsky is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Mattias Ohlund is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Marcus Nilson is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Trevor Kidd has been chilly and allowed 11 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-10-2004 Kristian Huselius frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kristian Huselius feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Kristian Huselius was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 249 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 47 assists along with 33 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


4-10-2004 Michael Woodford uncertain about future
Michael Woodford wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

2-10-2004 Vincent Lecavalier frustrated
Florida Panthers center Vincent Lecavalier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 440 NHL games during his career, notching 117 goals and adding 163 assists along with 189 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


29-9-2004 Petr Sykora frustrated
Florida Panthers center Petr Sykora feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 582 NHL games during his career, notching 175 goals and adding 247 assists along with 147 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 8 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 5 PIM.


28-9-2004 Sandis Ozolinsh frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Latvia, Sandis Ozolinsh was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 836 NHL games during his career, notching 143 goals and adding 369 assists along with 492 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.


28-9-2004 Ivan Novoseltsev frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Ivan Novoseltsev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Ivan Novoseltsev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 9 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


28-9-2004 Niklas Hagman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Niklas Hagman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Niklas Hagman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 167 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 20 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


27-9-2004 Bryan Smolinski frustrated
Florida Panthers center Bryan Smolinski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 860 NHL games during his career, notching 240 goals and adding 297 assists along with 396 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 8 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2004 Mattias Ohlund frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Mattias Ohlund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Ohlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 515 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 161 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+0=2 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Pavel Bure is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Andy McDonald is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Steve Rucchin has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jason Wiemer has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bryan Smolinski has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kristian Huselius has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Niklas Hagman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Greg Watson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Grant McNeill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Toni Koivisto has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jan Blanar has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dustin Johner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kyle Bruce has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Billy Thompson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Davis Parley hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-9-2004 Kyle Rossiter frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Kyle Rossiter feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Rossiter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


23-9-2004 Patrik Stefan frustrated
Florida Panthers center Patrik Stefan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Patrik Stefan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 304 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 69 assists along with 62 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


23-9-2004 Trevor Kidd frustrated
Florida Panthers goaltender Trevor Kidd feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Trevor Kidd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 412 NHL games during his career, booking 29 career shutouts and allowing 1025 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, allowing 19 goals on 139 while booking 0 shutouts.


18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Pavel Bure is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Vincent Lecavalier is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Steve Rucchin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jason Wiemer has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jeff O'Neill has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. David Aebischer hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Ryan Johnson has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Niklas Hagman has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Greg Watson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Grant McNeill has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Toni Koivisto has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jan Blanar has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dustin Johner has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kyle Bruce has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Billy Thompson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Davis Parley hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



16-9-2004 Jason Wiemer frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Jason Wiemer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jason Wiemer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 602 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 82 assists along with 960 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 6 PIM.


16-9-2004 Marcus Nilson frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Marcus Nilson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Marcus Nilson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 349 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 47 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Wiemer is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Bryan Smolinski is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Petr Sykora is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Trevor Kidd has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-9-2004 Kristian Huselius frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kristian Huselius feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Kristian Huselius was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 249 NHL games during his career, notching 43 goals and adding 47 assists along with 33 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-9-2004 Bryan Smolinski frustrated
Florida Panthers center Bryan Smolinski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 852 NHL games during his career, notching 237 goals and adding 296 assists along with 396 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


31-8-2004 Jason Wiemer frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Jason Wiemer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jason Wiemer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 78 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2004 Kyle Rossiter frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Kyle Rossiter feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Rossiter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-8-2004 Niklas Hagman frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Niklas Hagman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Niklas Hagman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 167 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 20 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


29-8-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 364 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 53 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


29-6-2004 Kyle Rossiter frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Kyle Rossiter feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Rossiter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Florida Panthers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Florida Panthers and Louisville Panthers:
- Steve Rucchin L
- Patrik Stefan C
- Darren Van Impe D
- Jason Wiemer L
- Jeff O'Neill L
- Sandis Ozolinsh D
- David Aebischer G
- Richard Jackman D
- Denis Shvidki L
- Marcus Nilson R
- Viktor Kozlov R
- Pavel Bure L
- Paul Laus D
- Ivan Novoseltsev R
- Trevor Kidd G
- Robert Svehla D
- Brad Ference D
- Joey Tetarenko D
- Bryan Smolinski C
- Lubomir Visnovsky D
- Oleg Kvasha L
- Petr Sykora C
- Jason York D
- Keith Carney D
- Andrew Allen G
- Vincent Lecavalier C
- Ryan Johnson C
- Mattias Ohlund D
- Byron Ritchie C
- Andy McDonald R
- Travis Brigley L
- Mike Cirillo L
- Eric Godard R
- Paul Harvey R
- Ryan Jardine L
- Serge Payer C
- Kyle Rossiter D
- Lance Ward D
- David Morisset R
- Pierre Dagenais L
- Jeff Bateman C
- Kristian Huselius R
- Niklas Hagman L
- Vlad Sapozhnikov D
- Chris Eade D
- Robert Fried R
- Mike Green C
- Lukas Krajicek D
- Greg Watson C
- Grant McNeill D
- Michael Woodford R
- Toni Koivisto L
- Jan Blanar D
- Dustin Johner C
- Kyle Bruce R
- Billy Thompson G
- Davis Parley G
- Paul Elliot D
- Denis Khlopotnov G
- Sean O'Connor R
- Nick Smith C

Players reporting out of shape:
- Denis Shvidki L
- Pavel Bure L
- Joey Tetarenko D
- Bryan Smolinski C
- Lubomir Visnovsky D
- Ryan Johnson C
- Byron Ritchie C
- Pierre Dagenais L
- Kyle Bruce R
- Paul Elliot D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Patrik Stefan C
- Marcus Nilson R
- Viktor Kozlov R
- Trevor Kidd G
- Robert Svehla D
- Brad Ference D
- Mattias Ohlund D
- Andy McDonald R
- Kyle Rossiter D
- Lance Ward D
- David Morisset R
- Vlad Sapozhnikov D
- Toni Koivisto L
- Jan Blanar D


30-6-2004 Joe Paterson leaves team
Joe Patersons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Ed Hagen leaves team
Ed Hagens contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Marcus Nilson frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Marcus Nilson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Marcus Nilson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 345 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 47 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


27-6-2004 Brad Ference frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Brad Ference feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


26-6-2004 Sandis Ozolinsh frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Latvia, Sandis Ozolinsh was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 828 NHL games during his career, notching 142 goals and adding 366 assists along with 490 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


26-6-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 364 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 53 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


26-6-2004 Lubomir Visnovsky agrees on a contract.
Lubomir Visnovsky has signed a $5 000 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Florida Panthers. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Lubomir Visnovsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 332 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 108 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2004 Denis Shvidki frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Denis Shvidki feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Ukraine, Denis Shvidki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


25-6-2004 Mattias Ohlund frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Mattias Ohlund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Ohlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 508 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 161 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2004 Lukas Krajicek returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Lukas Krajicek has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Greg Watson returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Greg Watson has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Grant McNeill returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Grant McNeill has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Toni Koivisto returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Toni Koivisto has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Jan Blanar returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Jan Blanar has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Dustin Johner returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Dustin Johner has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Kyle Bruce returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Kyle Bruce has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Billy Thompson returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Billy Thompson has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Davis Parley returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that Davis Parley has returned to the team.

24-6-2004 Marcus Nilson rejects contract offer.
Marcus Nilson rejected the $1 000 000 per year, 4 year offer from Florida Panthers

24-6-2004 Niklas Hagman rejects contract offer.
Niklas Hagman rejected the $1 000 000 per year, 2 year offer from Florida Panthers

23-6-2004 Denis Shvidki frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Denis Shvidki feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Ukraine, Denis Shvidki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2004 Ryan Johnson frustrated
Florida Panthers center Ryan Johnson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 364 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 53 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


23-6-2004 Mattias Ohlund frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Mattias Ohlund feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Ohlund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 508 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 161 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2004 Brad Ference agrees on a contract.
Brad Ference has signed a $1 000 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Florida Panthers. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Brad Ference was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 46 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Richard Jackman (Louisville Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Marcus Nilson (Florida Panthers) RFA
-Paul Laus (Louisville Panthers) UFA
-Trevor Kidd (Florida Panthers) UFA
-Lubomir Visnovsky (Florida Panthers) RFA
-Oleg Kvasha (Louisville Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Keith Carney (Louisville Panthers) UFA
-Byron Ritchie (Louisville Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Niklas Hagman (Florida Panthers) RFA


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Joe Paterson(farm)
-Ed Hagen(farm)


21-6-2004 Kristian Huselius frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Kristian Huselius feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Kristian Huselius was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 248 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 47 assists along with 33 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


20-6-2004 Denis Shvidki frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Denis Shvidki feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Ukraine, Denis Shvidki was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 63 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 18+19=37 with 6 PIM.


20-6-2004 Vincent Lecavalier frustrated
Florida Panthers center Vincent Lecavalier feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 440 NHL games during his career, notching 117 goals and adding 163 assists along with 189 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 82 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 23+29=52 with 47 PIM.


20-6-2004 Board decreases player budget for next season
The board of owners has decreased player budget for next season with $5 000 000 because of your poor financial record.

20-6-2004 Board loans money
The board of owners has loaned $12 033 033$ for the team to balance the team funds.

20-6-2004 Spence Do retires
Louisville Panthers staff member Spence Do has announced his retirement due to health reasons.

Eastside Hockey Manager