10-10-2008 Rostislav Olesz uncertain about future
Rostislav Olesz wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

9-10-2008 Team captain meets with Juraj Kolnik
Following the team's recent 4-5 loss against Carolina Hurricanes on 8-10-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Juraj Kolnik did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Ruslan Salei

9-10-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass 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, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 4 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 13 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2008 Team captain meets with Jed Ortmeyer
Following the team's recent 4-5 loss against Carolina Hurricanes on 8-10-2008, Florida Panthers captain Ruslan Salei and Jed Ortmeyer did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Ruslan Salei

8-10-2008 Franklin MacDonald resumes light training.
Rochester Americans defenseman Franklin MacDonald has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

8-10-2008 Franklin MacDonald injured.
Franklin MacDonald of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany River Rats. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said in a TV interview.

6-10-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei 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 Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 141 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


6-10-2008 Nathan Horton frustrated
Florida Panthers center Nathan Horton 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 293 NHL games during his career, notching 94 goals and adding 99 assists along with 383 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Tyler Plante has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-10-2008 Roman Cervenka injured.
Roman Cervenka of Rochester Americans suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Looks like I'll be riding the bike for awhile, he commented to the press.

30-9-2008 Florida Panthers name captain.
Florida Panthers have named Ruslan Salei as the captain of the team.

30-9-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei 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 Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


30-9-2008 Florida Panthers trade
Florida Panthers traded Sergei Samsonov to Minnesota Wild for MIN's round 1 pick in 2009

A native of Russia, Sergei Samsonov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 697 NHL games during his career, notching 223 goals and adding 324 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


30-9-2008 Martin Gelinas released.
Florida Panthers released Martin Gelinas to free agency.

27-9-2008 David Booth frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing David Booth 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 USA, David Booth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Olli Jokinen is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Andrew Ladd is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Mike Van Ryn is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Vaclav Nedorost is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Stephen Weiss is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Sergei Samsonov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Gelinas has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-9-2008 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer 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 USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 187 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 12 assists along with 94 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


23-9-2008 Anthony Stewart frustrated
Florida Panthers center Anthony Stewart 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 180 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 12 assists along with 166 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 6 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 8 PIM.


21-9-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass 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, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


19-9-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund 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 Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Andrew Ladd is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Juraj Kolnik is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jay Bouwmeester is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rostislav Olesz is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Michael Frolík is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Sergei Samsonov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Gelinas has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Craig Anderson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Anthony Stewart has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jed Ortmeyer has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2008 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Alexei Semenov 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, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 16 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


16-9-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund 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 Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


16-9-2008 Florida Panthers trade
Florida Panthers traded Sébastian Picher and Bryan Allen to Pittsburgh Penguins for Radoslav Suchy

A native of Slovakia, Radoslav Suchy, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 619 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 100 assists along with 164 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Bryan Allen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 384 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 64 assists along with 451 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 4 PIM.


14-9-2008 Martin Tuma uncertain about future
Martin Tuma wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

11-9-2008 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.



8-9-2008 Vaclav Nedorost frustrated
Florida Panthers left wing Vaclav Nedorost 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 minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vaclav Nedorost was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 182 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 23 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 1 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


7-9-2008 Bryan Allen resumes full training.
Florida Panthers defenseman Bryan Allen has resumed full training after his head injury.

6-9-2008 Bryan Allen injured.
Bryan Allen (FLA) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with George Parros (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

4-9-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei 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 Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


4-9-2008 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.



3-9-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei 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 Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


2-9-2008 Denis Stasyuk uncertain about future
Denis Stasyuk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

31-8-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass 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, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-8-2008 Jed Ortmeyer frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Jed Ortmeyer 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 USA, Jed Ortmeyer, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 180 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 12 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


29-8-2008 Stefan Meyer uncertain about future
Stefan Meyer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2008 Martin Lojek uncertain about future
Martin Lojek wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2008 Brian Maloney retires
Brian Maloney has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 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 Rochester Americans:
- Ruslan Salei D
- Martin Gelinas L
- Jeremy Swanson D
- Rob Globke R
- Olli Jokinen C
- David Shantz G
- Greg Jacina L
- Andrew Ladd L
- Juraj Kolnik R
- Branislav Mezei D
- Mike Van Ryn D
- Bryan Allen D
- Mikhail Yakubov R
- Vaclav Nedorost C
- Alexei Semenov D
- Christian Berglund R
- Drew Larman L
- Bret Nasby D
- Alex Auld G
- Stephen Weiss C
- Craig Anderson G
- Noah Welch D
- Dustin Johner C
- Gregory Campbell L
- Nathan Horton C
- Jay Bouwmeester D
- Anthony Stewart R
- Kamil Kreps R
- Stefan Meyer C
- James Pemberton D
- David Booth L
- Martin Lojek D
- Dan Travis R
- Martin Tuma D
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Carsen Germyn C
- David Rohlfs R
- Denis Stasyuk C
- Rostislav Olesz L
- John Hecimovic R
- Tanner Glass C
- Josh Tordjman G
- Roman Cervenka C
- Sergei Chubykin C
- Tyler Plante G
- Michael Frolík R
- Olivier Legault L
- Brian Foster G
- Matt Duffy D
- Franklin MacDonald D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Martin Gelinas L
- Bryan Allen D
- Christian Berglund R
- Tanner Glass C
- Sergei Chubykin C
- Michael Frolík R

Players reporting in good shape:
- Andrew Ladd L
- Alexei Semenov D
- Alex Auld G
- Stephen Weiss C
- Craig Anderson G
- Martin Tuma D
- Jed Ortmeyer R
- Carsen Germyn C
- Matt Duffy D


30-6-2008 Guy Charron leaves team
Guy Charrons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jacques Martin leaves team
Jacques Martins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jacques Martin leaves team
Jacques Martins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jim Pizzutelli leaves team
Jim Pizzutellis contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2008 Mikhail Yakubov frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Mikhail Yakubov 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, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 10 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2008 Branislav Mezei frustrated
Florida Panthers defenseman Branislav Mezei 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 Slovakia, Branislav Mezei was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 192 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2008 David Rohlfs returns
Florida Panthers were delighted to hear that David Rohlfs has returned to the team.

23-6-2008 Anthony Stewart frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Anthony Stewart 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 12 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2008 Tanner Glass frustrated
Florida Panthers center Tanner Glass 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, Tanner Glass was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Rob Globke (Florida Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Gregory Campbell (Florida Panthers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Brian Maloney (Rochester Americans) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Guy Charron(pro)
-Jacques Martin(pro)
-Jacques Martin(pro)
-Jim Pizzutelli(pro)


21-6-2008 Christian Berglund frustrated
Florida Panthers right wing Christian Berglund 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 Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 16 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


20-6-2008 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $11 400 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $11 400 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

Eastside Hockey Manager