Preview of 2016 Florida Panthers Qualifying Tournament

2016 Florida Panthers Qualifying Tournament

2016 Florida Panthers Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’15-’16 Florida Panthers (47-26-9, 103 points (1st in Atlantic), Lost in First Round, 0.42 SRS)
  2. ’99-’00 Florida Panthers (43-27-6-6, 98 points (2nd in Southeast), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, 0.28 SRS)
  3. ’95-’96 Florida Panthers (41-31-10, 92 points (3rd in Atlantic), Lost in Stanley Cup Final, 0.27 SRS)
  4. ’96-’97 Florida Panthers (35-28-19, 89 points (3rd in Atlantic), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, 0.25 SRS)
  5. ’93-’94 Florida Panthers (33-34-17, 83 points (5th in Atlantic), DNQ for Playoff, 0.02 SRS)
  6. ’08-’09 Florida Panthers (41-30-11, 93 points (3rd in Southeast), DNQ for Playoff, 0.00 SRS)
  7. ’98-’99 Florida Panthers (30-34-18, 78 points (2nd in Southeast), DNQ for Playoff, -0.21 SRS)
  8. ’14-’15 Florida Panthers (38-29-15, 91 points (6th in Atlantic), DNQ for Playoff, -0.23 SRS)

The Panthers have had two different representatives in the Ultimate NHL Playoff so far. The ’07-’08 Florida Panthers were the representatives in the inaugural UNP and had an easy matchup that got them out of the First Round before running into the Islanders dynasty in the Second Round. Then, in the Second Annual UNP, the ’99-’00 Florida Panthers appeared as the same seed, but with an easier Second Round matchup that saw them make it through to the Third Round before being eliminated.

Players to Watch:

  • RW – Scott Mellanby – A legend in Florida Panthers lore. It was his slap shot that killed a rat in their locker room that began the rat throwing craze that Panther fans have become known for. He was also a tough bastard to play against.
  • RW – Pavel Bure – Always a player to watch. Bure only spent three plus seasons with the Panthers, but posted 152 goals and 99 assists for 251 points in 223 games played.
  • G – Roberto Luongo – LUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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