Florida Panthers Playoffs Start Now

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One year ago, the Florida Panthers won the President’s Trophy after finishing with the highest point total league-wide. Today, roughly 45% of the way through the 2022-23 season, circumstances sit in a drastically different position. With a record of 16-16-4, the team sits on the outside of the playoff race looking in. And the gap […] READ MORE


NHL First Quarter Analysis: Atlantic Division Part One

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The NHL season is rolling along full steam ahead; teams have now played past the season’s quarter mark. Some teams have played just as expected when the puck dropped for the new season. Other teams have been surprising by either overachieving or underachieving through the NHL first quarter. Today we look at the performance and […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […] READ MORE


How the Florida Panthers Win the Matthew Tkachuk Trade

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On July 22nd, the Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames completed arguably the biggest trade of the salary cap era. The trade saw Matthew Tkachuk leave Calgary, a massive move considering his age and elite star prowess. But in return, the Flames acquired Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar. Huberdeau finished tied-for-second in scoring across the entire […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Sign Free Agent Defenceman

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The Florida Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a  one-year, two-way contract that carries an NHL cap hit of $750,000. Del Zotto will once again be an unrestricted free agent after this season. We have agreed to terms with defenseman Michael Del Zotto on a one-year, two-way contract. 📝 » […] READ MORE


Ben Chiarot Contract Signed With New Team

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The Detroit Red Wings signed free agent defenceman Ben Chiarot to a four-year contract worth $19 million, or $4.75 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Red Wings, Ben Chiarot reportedly agree to 4-year deal with $4.75M AAV. https://t.co/eicSCr2wTK pic.twitter.com/chtmaP3pR7 — theScore (@theScore) July 13, 2022 Ben Chiarot Signed New Contract […] READ MORE


Colin White Signs Contract with New Team After Senators Buyout

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The Florida Panthers signed unrestricted free agent centre Colin White signs a one-year contract worth $1.2 million. This contract carries him through just the 2022-23 season. The #FlaPanthers sign another player on a ‘prove-it’ deal who was cut loose by Ottawa. Hey, it worked for Anthony Duclair.https://t.co/LMTsqDR41c — George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) July 13, 2022 UFA […] READ MORE


UFA Mason Marchment Signed Contract With New Team after Breakout Season

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The Dallas Stars added unrestricted free agent forward Mason Marchment, who signed a four-year contract worth approximately $18 million, or $4.5 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Mason Marchment to DAL, approx 4x$4.5M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 13, 2022 UFA Mason Marchment Signed Contract after Breakout Season Over his […] READ MORE


Claude Giroux Contract Inked with Ottawa Senators

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The Ottawa Senators signed unrestricted free agent centre Claude Giroux to a three-year contract worth $19.5million, or $6.5 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2024-25 season. It’s a homecoming for Giroux since he’s from nearby Hearst, Ontario. Claude Giroux of Hearst, Ontario, agrees to a three-year deal with the Ottawa Senators. $6.5 […] READ MORE


The Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Battle Remains One-Sided

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The Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers looked like a matchup everyone would enjoy. Two white-hot teams that are in-state, division rivals meeting in the playoffs? One the defending two-time Stanley Cup champions, the other a President’s Trophy winner? How will this not be the most entertaining series to date? After three games, the Lightning […] READ MORE