Diving into Aleksander Barkov’s 2020-21 Selke-Like Season

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Aleksander Barkov has come back for the 2020-21 season looking for vengeance. He posted his fourth-lowest season in point totals last season, with 62 points in 66 games. Many around the league saw Barkov’s season as a down year, despite finishing second on the team in points. Nonetheless, Barkov came into the abbreviated season as […] READ MORE



Florida Panthers Top Line Is Leading the Charge

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Now that we are a quarter of the way through the season, the Florida Panthers have been among the most surprising teams in the league so far. Bill Zitocame to Sunrise with a fresh breath of air. Changing the whole structure of the organization, both on and off the ice. With that, the Panthers haven’t […] READ MORE


The 2020-21 Florida Panthers Finally Have an Identity

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Very few professional sports teams own a history less spectacular than the Florida Panthers. The organization spent decades in perpetual rebuild mode, highlighted by a lowly-six postseason appearances to their name. That number includes last year’s expanded post-season, which gave 24 of the league’s 31 franchises a playoff berth due to COVID-19. Prior to this […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Receiving Huge Impact from Patric Hornqvist

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When new General Manager Bill Zito first stepped in to the Florida Panthers organization, he immediately got to work. Within his first month of service, he already made some major moves. Named to the GM role on September 2nd, Zito completed his first blockbuster deal a mere 22 days later. The move shipped forward Colton […] READ MORE



Questioning the Florida Panthers Hot Start

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It’s late January, and the Florida Panthers look good. Their record sits above most teams in the league. And if the playoffs started today, they’d be playoff bound. A hot start propelled the Florida Panthers to where they’re at now. Unfortunately for them, the season started only a few weeks ago due to COVID-19. In […] READ MORE




Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Florida Panthers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the […] READ MORE