Report: Florida Panthers Carter Verhaeghe Inks Extension

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According to TSN’s and The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Florida Panthers will sign Carter Verhaeghe to a three-year extension. The deal starts in the 2022-23 season with the cap hit just north of $4 million. Verhaeghe is on the last year of his current contract this season. Hearing that Florida Panthers forward Carter Verhaeghe, such […] READ MORE


2020-21 Florida Panthers Make a Series of Moves Prior to Trade Deadline

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Heading into Monday’s Trade Deadline, the 2020-21 Florida Panthers found themselves amid a three-game losing streak. During this time, they have only scored three goals for and allowed 12 goals against. While all teams go through ups and downs throughout a season, the timing of the Panthers’ low is a tad concerning. With less than […] READ MORE


Midseason 2020-21 NHL Awards by the Numbers: GM of the Year

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With the NHL season at around the half-way mark, we are going to look at which players in the NHL deserve which award so far. We will be breaking down the midseason 2020-21 NHL awards. In this series, the Last Word on Hockey team will decide who should have won each award based on the […] 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 Bill Zito is Reconstructing the Franchise

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Now that the start of 2020-21 is right around the corner, the Florida Panthers looks to start the season with what feels like a completely new team. With seven new players heading to Sunrise, either through trades or free agency, the Panthers are finally looking to achieve a consistent play style. As a franchise that […] 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


Florida Panthers Need a Sergei Bobrovsky Bounce-Back Season

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It feels like it’s been forever since the Florida Panthers signed former Columbus Blue Jackets Vezina-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a 7-year deal averaging $10 million per season. At the time, fans rejoiced and asserted that Dale Tallon had finally addressed a nagging issue for the team. Between oft-injured Roberto Luongo in his twilight years […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Hire Paul Krepelka as Assistant General Manager

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Today, the Florida Panthers announced they had made new additions to their upper-management staff. The Panthers have assigned Paul Krepelka as the new assistant general manager. While at the time, Tom Bark will become the assistant to the general manager. #FlaPanthers name Paul Krepelka Assistant General Manager, Tom Bark Assistant to the General Manager. Read More […] READ MORE


The To-Do List for the New Florida Panthers General Manager

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Terms have apparently been reached with a new Florida Panthers general manager. After a brief-but-intense search — that featured high-end names like Mike Gillis, Peter Chiarelli, and Eddie Olczyk — the Panthers have agreed to terms with an out-of-left-field name… Bill Zito. Zito is a former attorney, turned agent, turned AHL-general manager, turned Colombus Blue […] READ MORE