Panthers Trade Jokinen, Effects Amerks

The NHL held it’s 2008 entry level draft on Friday night in Ottawa and the night did indirectly impact the Amerks. Olli Jokinen has been on the chopping block in Florida almost every season for the past eight years.  This year it actually happened.  The Florida Panthers traded Olli Jokinen to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Keith Ballard …
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Sabres/Amerks Divorce is Final

The Portland Pirates have a press conference scheduled for Tuesday June 10th to introduce their new affiliation, that being with the Buffalo Sabres. The Rochester Americans and Buffalo Sabres have been affiliated for the past 29 years. The past six months between the two teams has been like a bitter divorce battle. The ongoing saga …
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Sabres Affiliation ‘Days Away’ from Being Over

It has been known since December 2007 that the Buffalo Sabres affiliation with the Rochester Americans was near an end after 29 years. Now, Darcy Regier says an announcement is days away. The announcement is the Buffalo Sabres are signing an agreement with the Portland Pirates. A number of people have questioned whether it was …
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Panthers Hold Pre Rookie Development Camp

The NHL and AHL are yet to crown a champion and the Florida Panthers have already started looking forward to the future. An annual pre rookie development camp is being held this week at the Teen Ranch in New Caledon, Ontario Canada. The Florida Panthers have invited Lachlan MacIntosh from the University of New Brunswick, …
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Panthers Sign Michael Frolik

From “On Frozen Pond” by George Richards – As I’m sure you all have heard, the Panthers inked center Michael Frolik to an entry-level deal on Wednesday afternoon, days before the mandated deadline to get him under contract. Frolik, Florida’s first round pick (10th overall) in 2006, spent the past two years playing for Rimouski …
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More info on Martin Lojek

As previously reported on May 1, 2008 about Martin Lojek signing in Europe, we finally have more info that he has signed with the Czech team named HC Ocelári Trinec. Martin Lojek was drafted in the 4th round, 105th overall, 2003 Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. With the end of the 2007/08 season Lojek …
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Mike Caruso Signs with Panthers

From GuelphStorm.com: Mike Caruso Signs with Panthers The Florida Panthers signed defenceman Mike Caruso to an entry-level contract on Thursday. The 20-year-old Caruso, a 2006 fourth-round pick by the Panthers, recently completed his fourth full season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Guelph Storm. The Mississauga native totaled 34 points, 10 goals and …
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