Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Florida Panthers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-18, where LastWordOnHockey.com gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov are Difference Makers

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Just three games into their return from injuries and Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov are already reminding the hockey world not to sleep on the Florida Panthers making the playoffs. They are the difference markers from the team making the playoffs last season to missing it, if the playoffs started today. The Panthers are three […] READ MORE


Aaron Ekblad Signs Extension with Florida

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After acquiring Keith Yandle‘s rights and locking him up to a long-term deal, the Panthers have locked up their pillar at the blueline for many years to come. Report: Aaron Ekblad, @FlaPanthers agree to 8-year contract extension worth $7.5M per year https://t.co/9xphSo1WS3 pic.twitter.com/wMvj4FUOqb — NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) July 1, 2016   Aaron Ekblad Signs […] READ MORE


Jaromir Jagr Becomes Third on All-Time Points List

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Last night Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr was credited with an assist on an Alexander Barkov goal during the first period of the Bruins-Panthers game. The assist was the 1,851st career point for Jagr and put him in sole possession of third place on the all-time career NHL point list. Jagr passed NHL Hall of Famer […] READ MORE


World Cup Announcements: Team Finland Roster lead by Goaltending

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The preliminary 16-man rosters for the World Cup of Hockey are being announced today. Rask, Rinne to lead Finland Roster at World Cup First 16 named to roster have plenty of international experience The strength of Finland’s team will be in goal where they feature Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, and Pekka Rinne of […] READ MORE



Florida Panthers sign Barkov to 6 year steal of a contract

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Earlier today, the Florida Panthers re-signed pending Restricted Free Agent, and 2013 NHL Draft second overall selection, Sasha “Aleksander” Barkov to a 6 year, $35.4 million contract. The AAV breaks down to $5.9 million per year until the contract ends in 2022. This is a fantastic signing and comes at great value too, since Barkov has […] READ MORE


MUST SEE: Jagr and Barkov’s Magic Show

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Considering the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers are based so far apart from each other geographically and play each other so rarely as a result of being in different conferences, you’d think there wouldn’t be many story lines to come out of a clash between these two clubs. However, since former Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo’s triumphant […] READ MORE


NHL Injury Report for October 26th, 2015

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Here is your weekly NHL injury report for October 26th, 2015 Evander Kane Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane will be out 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury. According to coach Dan Blysma he will not need surgery on the knee.  Kane left Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with a leg injury. Kane has […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Florida Panthers

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE