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Florida Panthers Training Camp Almost Here ... Free Bagels to Saturday Early Birds

Springtraining Panthers training camp is just around the corner, with rookies reporting officially to Coral Springs on Friday. Their first practice in Saturday morning. 

The full squad reports a week from tomorrow with the opening practice a week from Saturday.

Where has the summer gone? Ha!

The first rookie camp will be Saturday at 9 a.m. Brooklyn Water Bagel is now apparently under new management and will reopen that morning. Free bagels starting at 10 a.m. They are limited, so if you want one, you better get there early. Just leave me a parking space. 

-- Also, spoke with Dale Tallon on Wednesday. He says the Panthers will carry 22 into the regular season. That's an extra forward and defenseman. 

Here is the official release:

The Panthers are expected to have 65 players (39 forwards, 20 defensemen and six goalies) attend both their rookie and main training camp.

All training camp practices (unless otherwise noted) will be held at the Saveology.com Iceplex and are free and open to the public.

A complete training camp schedule can be found below. 

On Monday, Sept. 19, the Panthers will host the second annual Hockey Day in South Florida, a daylong fan festival highlighted by a number of incredible fan events including a historic preseason doubleheader with the Panthers hosting Nashville Predators at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m on the Lexus Rink at the BankAtlantic Center.

In addition, fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs from select Panthers players, interact with team broadcasters and front office personnel, and take part in a variety of other interactive games and contests including the Panthers Patrol on the JetBlue Tarmac. 

Rookie Camp Reminder: (Sept. 10-14): Florida will host a rookie camp for the club’s prospects beginning on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Saveology.com Iceplex.

After a day of training, the Panthers will host the Tampa Bay Lightning’s rookies on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Saveology.com Iceplex.

Next, Florida will host the Nashville Predators’ rookies on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at noon, followed by the Lightning’s rookies again on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at noon at the Saveology.com Iceplex. 

2011 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Sept. 16 – Medicals & Fitness Testing (Media Availability TBA)

Sept. 17 – Practice 9 a.m. – Noon.

Sept. 18 – Practice 9 a.m. – Noon.

Sept. 19 – Preseason Game # 1 vs. Nashville 3 p.m.; Preseason Game # 2 vs. Nashville 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20-22 –Daily Practices 9 a.m. – Noon.

Sept 23 – Preseason Game #3 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

Sept 24 -  Preseason Game #4 vs. Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

Sept 25 – Day Off

Sept 26 – Practice 9 a.m. – Noon.

Sept 27 -  Preseason Game #5 vs. Dallas 7:30 p.m.

Sept 28 – Practice 9 a.m. – Noon.

Sept 29 –  Preseason Game #6 @ Dallas 8:30 p.m.

Sept 30-Oct 1 – Practice 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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