Taking a Deep Dive into the 2021-22 Florida Panthers Defence

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Now that the Panthers are considered Stanley Cup contenders, for what seems like the first time, the 2021-22 Florida Panthers defence is something we all should keep our eyes on. Led by a first overall pick and a 206th overall pick. Florida’s defensive core may be better than most realize. Will it be enough to […] READ MORE


Sam Reinhart Bound for Most Productive Season Ever with Florida Panthers

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In a trade that happened during this past offseason, the Florida Panthers made a splash acquiring the 2014 second overall pick, Sam Reinhart from the Buffalo Sabres as they received goaltending prospect Devon Levi and a 2022 first-round draft pick.   Having spent his whole career with the Sabres, Reinhart has maintained an extremely steady line […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Florida Panthers

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Florida Panthers History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency, while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


What’s Next for the Florida Panthers Power-Play?

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The Florida Panthers have rid themselves of long-time veteran and current iron man streak holder Keith Yandle. Because of that, the Panthers will have to find a suitable replacement for Yandle on that second power-play unit. In comparison, there are a few options on the current roster; but none of them are proven solutions thus […] READ MORE


Report: Carolina Hurricanes Close to Signing Tony DeAngelo

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According to a report from Frank Seravelli, after his contract was bought out by the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes are set to sign defenceman Tony DeAngelo to a one-year deal. Hearing #Canes are closing in on an agreement with UFA D Tony DeAngelo. Not done yet. But expecting a 1-year deal. There was […] READ MORE


Sam Bennett Remains with the Florida Panthers

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After a brutal ending in Calgary, he has found a fresh start in Sunrise, Florida. The Florida Panthers signed restricted free agent forward Sam Bennett to a  four-year contract worth $17.6 million with a salary-cap hit of $4.4 million. Bennett deal with Florida: 4 x $4.4M AAV https://t.co/wIomV9UX2y — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 26, 2021 […] READ MORE



2021 Free Agency Targets for the Florida Panthers

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Another NHL season has come and gone. Now that we can start moving out of this COVID-ridden world, the 2021-22 season is right around the corner, with the league pushing for an entire 82 game season, and both the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft and Free Agency two weeks away. The path of a franchise could […] READ MORE