How Arena Statistics Impact Fantasy Hockey

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If a puck is cleared out of the zone and trickles in on the opposing goalie, is it a shot on goal? If a player is rubbed out along the boards, is it a hit? How about if a point shot is deflected out of play by a defenceman’s outreached stick? Is that a blocked […] READ MORE


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


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Florida Panthers

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] 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




Florida Panthers Receiving Huge Impact from Patric Hornqvist

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When new General Manager Bill Zito first stepped in to the Florida Panthers organization, he immediately got to work. Within his first month of service, he already made some major moves. Named to the GM role on September 2nd, Zito completed his first blockbuster deal a mere 22 days later. The move shipped forward Colton […] READ MORE