Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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TRT, and growth hormone peptide therapies bridge the gap between your old life and the more vibrant, happier version of you. With a simple click or call, you can be well on your way to a brighter future. After all, you deserve to be the one in charge of your wellness and health. Now, you have the tools to do so - backed by science and applied by our team of TRT and HRT experts with more than 13 years of experience.
For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in Vancouver, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Vancouver, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Vancouver, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Vancouver tomorrow will get its second non-stop air route to Florida thanks to Air Canada launching thrice-weekly flights to the Sunshine State's largest city.Vancouver tomorrow will get its second non-stop air route to Florida thanks to Air Canada launching thrice-weekly flights to the Sunshine State's largest city.These are the first non-stop commercial flights between Vancouver and Miami since Air Canada stopped flying the route 18 years ago. The only other non-stop flight from B.C. to Florida is WestJet's once weekly route ...
Vancouver tomorrow will get its second non-stop air route to Florida thanks to Air Canada launching thrice-weekly flights to the Sunshine State's largest city.
Vancouver tomorrow will get its second non-stop air route to Florida thanks to Air Canada launching thrice-weekly flights to the Sunshine State's largest city.
These are the first non-stop commercial flights between Vancouver and Miami since Air Canada stopped flying the route 18 years ago. The only other non-stop flight from B.C. to Florida is WestJet's once weekly route to Orlando.
Other airlines that have flown non-stop flights between B.C. and Florida in the past decade – National Airlines and Air Transat – have not restarted their routes.
"We're not only carrying passengers from Vancouver to Miami and vice versa," Air Canada managing director of sales planning and effectiveness Timothy Liu told BIV earlier today.
"This flight also fits nicely to our overall Vancouver-Pacific hub strategy as it connects passengers from our Asia-Pacific flights into Miami."
Miami residents wanting to go to Asia will be able to transfer in Vancouver to board Air Canada flights to Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Air Canada has yet to resume its Vancouver-Melbourne, Australia flights, but its connections to Oceana include non-stop flights from Vancouver to Sydney and Brisbane in Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.
Air Canada's new Vancouver-Miami flights are set to be on 169-seat B737 Max 8 planes, which have 16 business-class seats. Liu expects that the front of the plane will largely be filled with wealthier leisure travellers.
"There will always be some business travelers, but since the pandemic, and onset of COVID-19, we find that there is a huge surge in demand for leisure-premium traffic," he said. "That is people who are willing and interested in paying a little bit more for a nicer experience."
Business travel is essential for many air routes to be a success and there is likely little business travel between Vancouver and Miami but leisure travel may be sufficient to make the route a success, said John Korenic, an adjunct professor of aviation at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.
Korenic told BIV that the pricier seats on the Vancouver-Miami route could be in demand by wealthier leisure travellers planning to not only visit Miami but also go on Caribbean cruises, as Miami is one of the world's biggest cruising hubs.
Back in the 1990s, Canadian Airlines flew non-stop to Miami and that airline had a partnership with American Airlines that allowed seamless connections to Peru and Chile – something desired by business people in Vancouver's mining sector, Korenic said.
Some executives may still want to transit through Miami on trips to Latin America, he added.
Liu, however, said Air Canada's rationale to launch the flight was not to use Miami as a hub but rather to add traffic to Vancouver International Airport.
Air Canada's new route has flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and Korenic said this provides leisure travellers the flexibility to leave at the start of a weekend and then return after several-day trips, week-long trips or week-and-a-half trips.
"The route has very attractive times of day too," he said.
Travellers leave Vancouver at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Miami at 5:06 p.m. The return trips leave Miami at 6 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 9:45 p.m.
Liu said Air Canada likes to have routes operate on a daily basis whenever possible but that starting with three times per week is a good way to gauge demand.
Canada's two major airlines appear to have divvied up major Florida destinations, as WestJet on Nov. 12 relaunched Vancouver's only other non-stop air route to Florida – a once-per-week roundtrip on Saturdays to Orlando, which also has attractive departure and arrival times, according to Korenic.
WestJet's Orlando flights leave Vancouver at 9:50 a.m. and arrive in Orlando at 6:33 p.m. The flights then leave Orlando at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 10:54 p.m.
WestJet spokeswoman Madison Kruger told BIV that the Vancouver-Orlando route has been a success.
"Demand has surpassed pre-pandemic levels and future bookings continue to follow this trend," she said.
She would not speculate on whether WestJet would increase the route's frequency to the pre-pandemic level of twice per week, saying that the airline is "always evaluating future opportunities."
WestJet first launched its Vancouver-Orlando route in January 2016, with two flights per week.
In the later 2010s, non-stop flights between Vancouver and Orlando were in high enough demand for three airlines to compete on the route.
The same month that WestJet launched its non-stop flights to Orlando International Airport, Orlando-based National Airlines launched two non-stop flights per week between Vancouver and Orlando's secondary airport: Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Air Canada Rouge then followed in December 2017, competing with WestJet with flights directly to Orlando International Airport. The airline always intended those flights to be seasonal, and they stopped in April 2018.
Liu said that Air Canada could fly non-stop Vancouver-Orlando in the future.
"We're always looking at opportunities in terms of where we can most optimally use our aircraft," he said.
"Assets have to be used. With COVID-19, we had to retire some aircraft. As we take delivery of additional aircraft, that's where these opportunities will start coming up again."
Factors Air Canada considers when launching new routes are demand in both directions, connection opportunities, availability of aircraft, profitability compared with other potential routes, fuel costs and other economic factors, he said.
Pre-pandemic there was one other airline cashing in on B.C.-Florida non-stop flights.
Months before the pandemic took hold in March 2020, Air Transat launched non-stop flights between Vancouver and Fort Lauderdale, which is about a half hour's drive north of Miami.
Air Transat spokesperson Bernard Côte told BIV that his airline is not considering restarting that route because "our operations are focused on Eastern Canada."
Rick Dhaliwal: Vancouver Canucks Danila Klimovich has been a healthy scratch but his agent Dan Milstein is okay with the Canucks development plan for his client: “I am happy with the plan going forward for Danila. We have not asked for a trade, he will not play for another team or go to junior.”...
Rick Dhaliwal: Vancouver Canucks Danila Klimovich has been a healthy scratch but his agent Dan Milstein is okay with the Canucks development plan for his client: “I am happy with the plan going forward for Danila. We have not asked for a trade, he will not play for another team or go to junior.”
David Pagnotta: Irfaan Gaffar and Pagnotta on some ‘Market Rumblings.”
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Gaffar: “It’s funny you mentioned LTIR and cap space and things of that nature. The Florida Panthers are going to welcome Anthony Duclair back when he’s ready to return to the lineup. How are they going to make it work?”
Pagnotta: “Well I talked about the situation with Toronto. Similar to Edmonton. Why can’t you just add someone to replace Evander Kane? Well, you have to have cap space once they return.
Florida does not have cap space to have Anthony Duclair come back in the lineup at some point later next month. So his $3 million cap hit has to be cleared or he can’t play.
So they’re going to be starting, they’re starting right now, Bill Zito is. They’re looking around the league to see what options are available to them in terms of freeing up some cap space.
Does that mean moving out a Patric Hornqvist? And does that mean to have to incentives a team to take on his $5.4 million cap hit? Are there other avenues they can explore?
I don’t think they have much of an appetite to move Duclair and his $3 million cap hit. It would alleviate any pressure for them for the time being but really what this comes down to, is them looking at other options and alternatives to see how they can create some additional cap space.
That’s going to be interesting to watch in South Florida over these next few weeks.
Update: Frank Seravalli: Hearing the Panthers are signing Eric Staal to a one-year, $750,000 dealTSN: Chris Johnston said that Eric Staal is skating with the Florida Panthers on a tryout. They’d like to sign him but have little cap...
Update: Frank Seravalli: Hearing the Panthers are signing Eric Staal to a one-year, $750,000 deal
TSN: Chris Johnston said that Eric Staal is skating with the Florida Panthers on a tryout. They’d like to sign him but have little cap room.
“They’re still working out some cap-related decisions in terms of getting him signed to a league-minimum deal. But after not playing at all in the NHL last season, there are some positive indications that Eric Staal could join the Panthers and, of course, that would be a great story because Marc Staal, who you mentioned, is playing so many minutes is already on that roster.”
Sekeres and Price: Darren Dreger on the Vancouver Canucks and what defenseman they could target in a potential trade.
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“The problem that you have is that you have so many teams looking for the same type of defenseman. That defenseman right now, other than Jake Chychrun, isn’t available.
Or, well even Chychurn really, the asking price that Bill Armstrong and the Coyotes continue to push, he’s not really available. Now teams want to see him play. How healthy is he when he comes back, and he’s real close to that.
So, you’re looking at Danny DeKeyser (signed a PTO with the Toronto Marlies). You’re looking at Hickey. You’re looking at Demers. And that’s on the short-term.
If you want to look bigger picture, as you get, and I’m reading off a text message from another GM by the way, who was part my due diligence yesterday, said, so via trade, if you’re looking towards the deadline, if Chychrun does go then maybe he becomes more affordable then. What about John Klingberg? Could be a big name at the deadline. Other deadline names: Shattenkirk, Gostisbehere, Soucy, Stetcher, Severson, Kulikov. Guys like that.
So, how many of those players are an add or a help to the Vancouver Canucks and how many of those guys are available right now? That’s the issue that all these Canadian teams, and any team on the market for a defenseman are dealing with.”
The Canucks are winless through three games of their current five-game road trip, despite scoring four times in all three losses. Vancouver’s allowed 17 goals in that span though as keeping pucks out of their net remains a large issue. The 19-20-4 Panthers have been trending downward too, only having four wins since December 19.Both clubs are already quite outside their respective conference’s playoff picture, falling short of pre-season expectations. While there’s still time to turn it around, both Vancouver and Flo...
The Canucks are winless through three games of their current five-game road trip, despite scoring four times in all three losses. Vancouver’s allowed 17 goals in that span though as keeping pucks out of their net remains a large issue. The 19-20-4 Panthers have been trending downward too, only having four wins since December 19.
Both clubs are already quite outside their respective conference’s playoff picture, falling short of pre-season expectations. While there’s still time to turn it around, both Vancouver and Florida are already in must-win territory.
Puck drop at FLA Live Arena starts at 7 p.m., with the Panthers a -205 moneyline favourite on home ice and the total at 6.5 on the NHL odds.
Besides simply betting against them, there’s another Canucks trend bettors can eye down in this matchup. And that’s the over, which is 17-5 in Vancouver’s 22 road games this year. Vancouver’s now 30th in the NHL with 3.95 goals against per outing too, and have allowed at least five goals in four of their last five games.
Nine of Florida’s last 13 games at home have gone over the total too. And when it comes to hosting Vancouver, the Panthers are 5-1 in their last six versus the Canucks. Florida won these teams’ other meeting this season, beating the Canucks 5-1 on December 1. The Panthers are 3-0 in their last three meetings with the Canucks while averaging four goals per win.
Vancouver’s on a three-game losing streak, but also a three-game streak of allowing four goals within the game’s first 40 minutes. Goaltending has been a massive reason for Vancouver’s season-long defensive struggles. The Canucks three goalies who have seen action this season have a combined .883 save percentage, with Collin Deila’s .893 mark a team best.
To make matters worse these defensive woes are ruining what’s otherwise a talented group up front. Vancouver’s seventh in scoring with 3.41 goals per game and as mentioned have scored four goals each time in these trio of losses. Elias Pettersson reached a team-high 50 points in Thursday’s 5-4 loss at Tampa Bay and is now second to Bo Horvat (29) in goals with 18.
Florida’s been unable to consistently win this season, having consecutive victories just four times this season. The biggest change this season from last year’s Presidents’ Trophy-winning season has been the Panthers offence. Last year, Florida led the NHL with 4.1 goals per game. This year Florida’s right in the middle of the pack with 3.23 goals per game.
Off-season acquisition Matthew Tkachuk continues to spearhead Florida’s offence with a team-high 22 goals and 30 assists — no other Panthers skater has 35 points this season. Tkachuk’s got five goals and four assists in six games this month too, and has a great opportunity to add to that total with Vancouver coming into town.
Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba on a track to hit Florida’s west coast as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday.Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) over warm Gul...
Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba on a track to hit Florida’s west coast as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday.
Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking Florida.
As of Monday, Tampa and St. Petersburg appeared to be among the most likely targets for their first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921.
“Please treat this storm seriously. It’s the real deal. This is not a drill,” Hillsborough County Emergency Management Director Timothy Dudley said at a news conference on storm preparations in Tampa.
Former Maple Ridge, B.C., resident Jon Swisher is getting his St. Petersburg house ready to be pelted by debris, as the hurricane is tipped to go right over him.
“I boarded up all the windows that are front facing that would be at risk for that type of thing. And I’ve parked my vehicle in front of those windows as well, just because I have a truck that will block any other flying debris,” he told CityNews.
Even though he himself is not at risk for flooding, Swisher says many of his friends and family have evacuated their homes.
On top of the storm, he says the seasonal heat is a major issue for people who could face days without power.
“You can imagine it gets hot and muggy pretty fast here. So if you don’t have something to move the air that’s when you really run into trouble,” Swisher said.
Authorities in Cuba were evacuating 50,000 people in Pinar del Rio province, sent in medical and emergency personnel, and took steps to protect food and other crops in warehouses, according to state media.
“Cuba is expecting extreme hurricane-force winds, also life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall,” U.S. National Hurricane Center senior specialist Daniel Brown told The Associated Press.
The hurricane center predicted areas of Cuba’s western coast could see as much as 14 feet (4.3 meters) of storm surge Monday night or early Tuesday.
In Havana, fishermen were taking their boats out of the water along the famous Malecon, the seaside boardwalk, and city workers were unclogging storm drains ahead of the expected rain.
Ian won’t linger over Cuba but will slow down over the Gulf of Mexico, growing wider and stronger, “which will have the potential to produce significant wind and storm surge impacts along the west coast of Florida,” the hurricane center said.
A surge of up to 10 feet (3 meters) of ocean water and 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain was predicted across the Tampa Bay area, with as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) inches in isolated areas. That’s enough water to inundate coastal communities.
As many as 300,000 people may be evacuated from low-lying areas in Hillsborough County alone, county administrator Bonnie Wise said. Some of those evacuations were beginning Monday afternoon in the most vulnerable areas, with schools and other locations opening as shelters.
“We must do everything we can to protect our residents. Time is of the essence,” Wise said.
Floridians lined up for hours in Tampa to collect bags of sand and cleared store shelves of bottled water. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a statewide emergency and warned that Ian could lash large areas of the state, knocking out power and interrupting fuel supplies as it swirls northward off the state’s Gulf Coast.
“You have a significant storm that may end up being a Category 4 hurricane,” DeSantis said at a news conference. “That’s going to cause a huge amount of storm surge. You’re going to have flood events. You’re going to have a lot of different impacts.”
DeSantis said the state has suspended tolls around the Tampa Bay area and mobilized 5,000 Florida state national guard troops, with another 2,000 on standby in neighboring states.
The hurricane center has advised Floridians to have survival plans in place and monitor updates of the storm’s evolving path.
SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Olli Juolevi from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Juho Lammikko and defenseman Noah Juulsen ."We are excited to welcome another y...
SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Olli Juolevi from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Juho Lammikko and defenseman Noah Juulsen .
"We are excited to welcome another young defenseman like Olli to our organization," said Zito. "We look forward to Olli developing with our club as he joins our deepening core on the blueline."
Juolevi, 23, appeared in 23 games with Vancouver in 2020-21, producing three points (2-1-3). The 6-foot-2, 182-pound native of Helsinki, Finland also skated in one postseason game with the Canucks in 2019-20.
Originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Juolevi has appeared in 63 games with Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (2018-19 to 2019-20), amassing 38 points (3-35-38).
Juolevi also skated in 38 games with TPS (Liiga) in 2017-18, compiling 19 points (7-12-19) over 38 games.
Prior to his professional career, Juolevi played two seasons (2015-16 to 2016-17) for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, recording 84 points (19-65-84) over 115 games. In 2015-16, Juolevi won the Memorial Cup and the J. Ross Robertson Cup with London. He was named to the Memorial Cup all-star team after posting 14 points (3-11-14) over 18 postseason games.
On the international stage, Juolevi represented Finland at the IIHF U20 World Junior Championship three times (2016, 2017 and 2018), serving as team captain in 2017. At the 2016 WJC, he led all tournament defensemen with nine assists over seven games, helping Finland capture the Gold Medal.
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Since they became an NHL franchise in 1993, the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks have had a history of being trading partners. Some of the biggest trades for each franchise happened when they decided to trade with one another. Here are four of the most notable trades that happened between the team from Sunrise and the team from Canada’s west coast.The First Luongo TradeThe Panthers and the Canucks pulled off a blockbuster ...
Since they became an NHL franchise in 1993, the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks have had a history of being trading partners. Some of the biggest trades for each franchise happened when they decided to trade with one another. Here are four of the most notable trades that happened between the team from Sunrise and the team from Canada’s west coast.
The Panthers and the Canucks pulled off a blockbuster trade before the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. In the deal, Florida acquired forward Todd Bertuzzi, goaltender Alex Auld and defenceman Bryan Allen. In return, they sent goaltender Roberto Luongo, defenceman Lucas Krajicek and a sixth-round pick which became forward Sergei Shirokov.
This trade worked out better for Vancouver rather than Florida. Bertuzzi played just seven games with the Panthers due to a herniated disc. He was traded to the Red Wings on Feb. 27, 2007, in exchange for prospect Shawn Matthias (more on him later) and conditional picks. It was fair to say Bertuzzi’s best days were behind him since leaving Vancouver.
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Allen played 284 games in the Sunshine State and scored 14 goals and 67 points. The Panthers traded him to the Hurricanes at the 2011 deadline. As for Auld, he only played 27 games in Florida with a 3.34 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage.
Luongo went on to become arguably the best goalie in franchise history for the Canucks as he played in 448 games and posted a .919 SV% and 2.36 GAA. He was nominated for the Vezina twice and the Hart once and won the Jennings in 2011 with Cory Schneider. He led the Canucks to six playoff appearances including the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
Shirokov played eight games with the Canucks before returning to Russia and Kracijek played two seasons in Vancouver before being traded to the Lightning in 2008. He now plays for HC Ocelá?i T?inec of the Czech Extraliga.
After a lot of controversies in Vancouver, Luongo was traded back to the Panthers. It happened on March 4, 2014. He and forward Steven Anthony were traded in exchange for goaltender Jacob Markstrom and Matthias.
Luongo played a second stint in Florida before retiring in June 2019. The best season in his second stint was 2016-16, where he picked up 35 wins and led the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time since 2012, losing in six games to the New York Islanders. Luongo’s final years were plagued by injuries. He had a 2.57 GAA and a .918 SV% in his second stint in Florida. Luongo became the third goaltender to play 1,000 games when he started in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on April 5, 2018.
On March 7, 2020, Luongo became the first Panther to have his jersey retired. For Anthony, he never played in the NHL and spent his career in the minors and at the University of Windsor before retiring in 2017.
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Matthias played one more season with the Canucks scoring 18 goals and 27 points. He then signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, got traded to the Colorado Avalanche and played two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets and while not officially retired, hasn’t been in the league since 2017-18.
Markstrom played 2014-15 in Utica and was the backup to Ryan Miller for two seasons before sharing the crease with Anders Nilsson for about a year and a half. Now Markstrom is the Canucks starter and has been a brick wall for them.
On Jan. 17, 1999, the Canucks and Panthers decided to swap two major players. The Panthers traded for Pavel Bure, also known as “The Russian Rocket”. Bure had been wanting out of Vancouver and he didn’t play for the Canucks all season. He was traded along with defencemen Brad Ference and Bret Hedican and a 1999 or 2000 third-round pick, which became a third-round pick in 2000, and was used to select Robert Fried. In return, the Panthers sent defenceman Ed Jovanovski, goaltender Kevin Weekes, forward Mike Brown and Dave Gagner as well as a 1999 or 2000 first-round pick, which turned out to be Nathan Smith who was selected 23rd overall in 2000.
Bure played only 11 games during the remainder of the season but he then went on to have a 58-goal, 94 point and 59-goal, 92-point seasons. He played 56 games in the 2001-02 season before being traded on March 18, 2002, to the New York Rangers. Bure’s time was short with the Panthers but they were blessed to have one of the most explosive players in NHL history play for them.
Jovanovski went on to become a pivotal defenceman for the Canucks. He spent seven seasons for the Canucks was a three-time All-Star. He scored 57 goals and 234 points with the Canucks and is considered to be one of the best defencemen ever to play for the Canucks.
The Panthers and the Canucks also made a deal at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. (from ‘Canucks trade away first-round pick in deal for Ballard,’ Ottawa Citizen, 06/25/2010) Florida acquired the Canucks’ first-round selection, which was the No. 25 pick and was used to select Quinton Howden. Also acquired were promising prospect Michael Grabner and winger Steve Bernier. The Canucks acquired defenceman Keith Ballard and prospect Victor Oreskovich.
Grabner did not make the Panthers out of training camp and was put on waivers on Oct. 3, 2010 and was claimed by the New York Islanders. He had a 34-goal, 52-point season and was nominated for the Calder Trophy, which must have hurt for the Panthers as they traded for him and let him go for nothing.
Grabner played five years for the Islanders before being traded to the Maple Leafs in 2015. He then signed a two-year deal with the Rangers. In February 2018, he was traded across the Hudson River to the New Jersey Devils. He decided not to re-sign with the Devils that summer and instead inked a three-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes, where he has been ever since.
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Bernier spent one season with the Panthers but only played 68 games due to shoulder and eye injuries. He had 5 goals and 15 points. He then signed for the Devils and played four seasons splitting time between the big club and their AHL’s Albany Devils. Bernier signed with the Islanders in 2015 and has spent time with the big club and the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers where he has been ever since.
As for the Canucks side, Ballard spent three seasons on the Canucks’ blue line before being bought out in 2013. He spent two seasons with the Minnesota Wild before ending his career due to post-concussion syndrome and to pursue studies in sport science at the University of Minnesota.
Oreskovich played 16 games with the Canucks in the 2010-11 regular season and had three assists, He went pointless in 19 games during the Canucks 2011 playoff run. The next year he played for the Canucks affiliate Chicago Wolves in the AHL and played one more season with the Canucks. He now works in banking.
There have been other trades between the Panthers and Canucks but these are the most notable. It is likely that these two franchises will be trading with each other again in the future.
The Florida is likely spared from the wrecking ball.City of Vancouver planners are supporting the heritage designation of the two-and-a-half storey apartment building in the West End.The conservation plan will allow the owner to preserve the early 20th century property, and construct an addition to the building.The Florida opened its doors to tenants in 1926.According to a report to city council by Anita Molaro, assistant planning director for urban design and heritage, the property is “one of the...
The Florida is likely spared from the wrecking ball.
City of Vancouver planners are supporting the heritage designation of the two-and-a-half storey apartment building in the West End.
The conservation plan will allow the owner to preserve the early 20th century property, and construct an addition to the building.
The Florida opened its doors to tenants in 1926.
According to a report to city council by Anita Molaro, assistant planning director for urban design and heritage, the property is “one of the earliest apartment buildings in the West End to be designed in the emerging various modernist styles which grew in popularity during the 1920s and 1930s”.
“A number of buildings of the same design as The Florida were constructed in the City during the same period,” Molaro wrote.
Two of these buildings are at 1325 Pendrell Street, and 1546 West 12th Avenue.
“Early modern features include the building’s original stucco cladding, projecting central bay, engraved arched front entryway with rounded brick steps, and a central roof parapet decorated with two recessed palm trees on either side of a circular “sun” cut-out (from which the original name ‘Florida’ was derived),” Molaro reported.
Under the current zoning, the building could be demolished, and the land redeveloped with needing approval from council.
The property owner can also have the option to consolidate the site with another property, and get to build bigger.
Molaro recalled that the development application for The Florida was “put on hold by the owner when an adjoining site came up for redevelopment which provided an opportunity for a larger consolidated project”.
However, “this option was not realized, and the owner now wishes to proceed with the original application which had been held at the owner’s request”, Molaro wrote.
The development application seeks to “retain and restore the heritage building and to construct a new 2 storey addition at the rear of the building”.
This will increase the rental units at The Florida from 16 to 28.
A fire struck the building in November 2017, and it has been vacant since that time.
“The approval of the Heritage Revitalization Agreement and heritage designation of the exterior and structure of the Florida at 1170 Barclay Street will secure the building from demolition, and alterations which affect its heritage value,” Molaro wrote.
The heritage designation for The Florida is subject to a public hearing, and is included in the agenda of council Tuesday (September 18).
Was it Dale Tallon (six-year GM and newly-minted President of Hockey Ops) or Tom Rowe (newly-minted General Manager) who pulled the trigger? That's the question many will be asking every time a deal is announced by the club. Because, well, "It's Dale's team", as we've been told by the latter. But who cares at this point, now that the on-ice business of hockey has resumed at One Panther Parkway.In case you've somehow avoided a slavish but somehow fulfilling attachment to Twitter here's the dope: Florida traded 24 year-old def...
Was it Dale Tallon (six-year GM and newly-minted President of Hockey Ops) or Tom Rowe (newly-minted General Manager) who pulled the trigger? That's the question many will be asking every time a deal is announced by the club. Because, well, "It's Dale's team", as we've been told by the latter. But who cares at this point, now that the on-ice business of hockey has resumed at One Panther Parkway.
In case you've somehow avoided a slavish but somehow fulfilling attachment to Twitter here's the dope: Florida traded 24 year-old defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, with forward Jared McCann, 20, coming to Sunrise. McCann is a natural center, so let's get that potential messy point out of the way early.
In addition, the Cats will receive Vancouver's second (33rd overall) and fourth-round (93rd) selections in 2016, which give Florida a big boost after having only five picks in seven rounds prior to this deal. The Panthers surrendered a fifth-round pick along with Gudbranson, long considered a future captain by management. Namely Tallon, and no reason to not believe Dale as once you've heard "Guds" speak, it's an easy sell. He's got the goods in the room and smashes opponents around the net with ferocity. Going Old School, the Cats are now in need of a highly-physical shutdown D-man, which has been Gudbranson's forte since the beginning.
But he unsurprisingly never scored with regularity on a team which really - badly - needs goals. He wasn't drafted to fill that role, and was never projected for it. Rookie blueliner Michael Matheson, 22, is indeed expected to hit the scoresheet a bit more often, perhaps a lot more often, as his stock has continued to rise in a short spell.
Word on the street has veteran Brian Campbell going the UFA route (at 37) and captain Willie Mitchell retiring due to concussion issues. Losing Gudbranson is a problem considering the team will likely be subtracting three mainstays, but honestly, Soup was always a year-to-year candidate, Mitch's on-ice fall was no surprise following his injuries, and something had to give among the D class.
Guds is one year away from a substantial raise in pay (RFA in 2017-18). The Panthers decided his role could be replaced for less than what the market will set. We'll see how it works out, but I'm hopeful for both parties.
Lost in all of this is what impact Jared McCann may have with Florida in the short term. Elite Prospects is pretty high on this kid, and they aren't alone if you've spent more than a minute on social media tonight.
But yeah, though I'm personally fine with the deal, I certainly wasn't expecting this. Gotta reshape the expectations going forward.
From the teams:
(VANCOUVER) Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Erik Gudbranson and Florida’s 2016 fifth round pick (NYI) in exchange for Jared McCann and the Canucks 2016 second and fourth round picks.
Gudbranson, 24, spent the 2015.16 season with the Florida Panthers, collecting nine points (2-7-9) and 49 penalty minutes in 64 games. He also appeared in six playoff games. The Ottawa, Ontario native ranked third on the Panthers in hits (150), fourth in blocked shots (73) and fourth in average ice time per game (20:06). The 2010 3rd overall NHL draft pick ranked second on the Panthers and led Florida defencemen in average ice time in the 2016 playoffs (26:54) in addition to ranking second on the team in blocked shots (8).
The 6’5”, 216-pound defenceman has collected 43 points (11-32-43) in 309 NHL regular season games over the span of five seasons with the Panthers.
On the international stage, Gudbranson earned a silver medal as a member of Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships. He also won gold at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in 2009.
(FLORIDA) Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired forward Jared McCann, a 2016 second round draft pick (33rd overall) and a 2016 fourth round draft pick (93rd overall) from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defensemen Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth round draft pick (acquired from the New York Islanders).
The 19-year-old McCann was selected by the Canucks in the first round (24th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. The 6-foot, 180-pound native of Stratford, Ontario played in 69 games with Vancouver this season recording 9-9-18.