Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year One

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Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is feeling as much pressure now as he ever has. With the team foundering on the reef of high expectations and condensed scheduling, fan confidence is nearing the bottom. Owner Francesco Aquilini had expressed confidence in Benning just three weeks prior, but that’s what owners do, isn’t it? Benning is […] READ MORE



Arizona Coyotes: Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments of the decade. Here is the Arizona Coyotes decade lineup. Arizona Coyotes Decade This decade, the Phoenix […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Extend GM Jim Benning

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Why would the Vancouver Canucks extend GM Jim Benning? It isn’t a huge surprise; the timing is interesting, though. Entering the final year of his contract, this season was expected to be his Make or Break year; make the playoffs or get fired. His recent moves reinforce this opinion – you don’t trade away a first-round […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Forward Radim Vrbata Announces Retirement

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Florida Panthers forward Radim Vrbata announced his retirement from the NHL after 16 seasons. Vrbata announced his retirement through a statement from his agent Rich Evans. Radim Vrbata Announces Retirement Radim Vrbata was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He spent time with seven teams […] READ MORE


Troy Brouwer Signs with Florida Panthers

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Unrestricted free agent forward Troy Brouwer inked a new, one-year deal with the Florida Panthers. Brouwer, 33, just wrapped up his second season with the Calgary Flames. Although he initially signed a four-year deal with the Flames, Calgary bought out the remaining two seasons of that contract earlier this summer. While Calgary’s contract was paying […] READ MORE


Franchise Best: Arizona Coyotes 2011-12 Season

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The Franchise Best Series comes to you to dive into the all-time best single season for every organization. This, of course, includes post-season results. Join us for a look back at some of the most memorable moments in each franchise’s history. Here is the Arizona Coyotes best season. Arizona Coyotes 2011-12 Season: Good Year Despite […] READ MORE


What to Expect from the Florida Panthers at the NHL Trade Deadline

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With just under two weeks remaining until the NHL Trade Deadline (Monday, February 26th), the Florida Panthers are in limbo. The Eastern Conference wild-card race, to the Panthers’ benefit, is well behind the West in terms of points. Many of the clubs fighting for those spots are struggling mightily right now, keeping Florida’s hopes alive. […] READ MORE


Win Streak Has Florida Panthers Clawing into New Year

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Through three months of the 2017-18 season, the Florida Panthers looked like the same sluggish team they were the year before. With just 12 wins through 33 games, the average hockey fan would probably tell you that they are a bad team. Defensively, they have been porous since management dismantled the roster after winning the […] READ MORE