The Best Draft Class in Florida Panthers History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency, while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau Continue to Elevate the Florida Panthers Franchise

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June 30th, 2013 and June 24th, 2011. Two days will forever live in Florida Panther franchise history; The days that brought the two greatest Florida Panther players ever to play. Ever since they were drafted, Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau have solidified themselves as the greatest Florida Panthers players in franchise history. Despite all of […] READ MORE



Ryan Lomberg Brings Florida Panthers Closer vs Tampa Bay Lightning

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Game Three of the Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning has come and gone. One of the most unlikely of heroes has brought the Panthers a breath of fresh air. With under six minutes left in the first overtime, Ryan Lomberg scored a breakaway to secure the victory. Securing the Florida Panthers’ first playoff win […] READ MORE


Jonathan Huberdeau is Dominating for the Florida Panthers

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With everyone focused on Aleksander Barkov as the main storyline in Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau has quietly kept the Florida Panthers afloat. As the longest-tendered Panther on the roster, Huberdeau leads the team in points this season with two games left in the regular season. Huberdeau finds himself chasing that 500-point mark as he could be […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Pick Development Top Three Picks: Patience is Key

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Over the last several months, I have been crunching numbers, trying to solve the many questions of  NHL draft pick development. With that, we here at Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft.  Top Three NHL Draft Pick Development […] 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