Spencer Knight Struggling to Find Footing in NHL – Sent to AHL

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Just over a quarter of the way through the season and it’s clear as day that Spencer Knight is struggling in his first NHL season. Spencer Knight and the Florida Panthers were on the receiving end of an 8-2 spanking by the lowly Ottawa Senators the other night. Head Coach Andrew Brunette kept the young […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Depth Forwards Abide in Early Season Success

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Every time the Stanley Cup Playoffs roll around, one of the most classic hockey sayings comes out, “You must have depth. Depth is what takes you far in the playoffs.” Until the past few years, the Panthers were unfamiliar with that concept. While they have always had some super-stars up top, and there was not […] READ MORE


Depth Continues Shine for the Florida Panthers at the Centre Position

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Noted as one of the most critical positions in the game today, centres have become a premium position throughout the last decade. As one of the more demanding positions, the centreman is responsible for all 200 feet of the ice. Whether it’s shutting down the opponents defensively, alleviating some of the pressure on his own […] READ MORE


Brandon Montour Establishing Himself with the Florida Panthers

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Brandon Montour has struggled to fill a consistent role with his team. He was initially drafted by the Anaheim Ducks back in 2014. Since then, he has bounced from Anaheim to the Buffalo Sabres and now to the Florida Panthers. Now starting his first full season with Florida, Montour has fit in well in Sunrise.  […] READ MORE


Early Season Report Cards: NHL Atlantic Division Summary

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Welcome to the final installment of Early Season Report Cards. This series will return at the 40, 60, and 80 game marks of the season. Thank you for reading along and I look forward to bringing you the Mid Season Report Cards next month. Today we have our Atlantic Division Summary. As we approach the […] READ MORE


Young Stars Beginning To Shine For the 2021-22 Florida Panthers

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Ever since they were drafted, the hype around these players has been non-stop. With all the praise in the world, Anton Lundell, Spencer Knight, and even Owen Tippett have been promising prospects even since they were drafted. Now, with any young rookie or player, there is always a level of uncertainty in any league. Numerous […] READ MORE


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