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


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



Florida Panthers Netminders Poised for a Deep Playoff Run

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With the first game of the series just over the horizon; the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the Florida Panthers match-up is one of the most anticipated series this year. Dropping the puck on Sunday night, the Florida Panthers find themselves as the underdogs even with home-ice advantage. Now that Tampa Bay is entirely healthy for […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers First Round Preview

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FINALLY! The wait is over. For the first time in either of these organization’s histories, we will have a Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers playoff match-up. Looking back, it’s shocking that these two teams have no natural history with each other.  Tampa Bay has been a powerhouse for at least the past 10 years, […] 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


Florida Panther’s Sam Bennett Finding a New Home in Sunrise

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Joining the Florida Panthers a few days after the Trade Deadline officially ended, Sam Bennett has turned things around for himself. Originally a fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Bennett hasn’t necessarily lived up to his draft position. While Bennett adds some intangibles that few players do, looking back at his draft […] READ MORE