2021 Florida Panthers Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Rod Brind’Amour Named Winner of Jack Adams Award

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On June 17th, the NHL named Rod Brind’Amour as the Jack Adams Award winner, awarded annually to the league’s best coach. Voting for the Jack Adams resides with the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, and this year Brind’Amour takes home the prestigious honours. Congratulations to 2021 Jack Adams Award winner, Rod Brind’Amour! 👏 #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/SYNMZJcRJe — NHL […] READ MORE


2021 Jack Adams Award Nominees Announced

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The NHL announced the nominees of the 2021 Jack Adams Award. This award is given to the best coach of the NHL season every year. This year’s nominees are Ron Brind’Amour from the Carolina Hurricanes, Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild, and Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers. The winner of the Jack Adams award […] 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


Dallas Stars Season Opener Announced

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The NHL announced today that the Dallas Stars will open their 2020-21 regular season on Friday, Jan 22nd at home against the Nashville Predators. The Stars season has been delayed due to a COVID outbreak amongst the squad.   A five-game Friday includes the first of nine ‘Battle of Ontario’ contests this season with the […] READ MORE



Mark Pysyk Signs With the Dallas Stars

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The Dallas Stars have signed free agent  Mark Pysyk to a one-year deal worth $750,000. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. Welcome to the squad, @mpysyk03! 👋 We have signed Mark Pysyk to a one-year contract worth $750,000 📝https://t.co/pLOmx3llJ8 pic.twitter.com/bNZQvzRxWD — Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 10, 2020   Dallas Stars Sign Mark Pysyk […] READ MORE


Mike Kitchen, Florida Panthers Part Ways After Alleged Kicking Incident

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TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported that the Florida Panthers and assistant coach Mike Kitchen have parted ways after Kitchen is alleged to have kicked a player on the bench sometime during the regular season. Full story with details – #FlaPanthers are expected to part ways with assistant coach Mike Kitchen after he allegedly kicked a Panthers […] READ MORE