Panthers: Change is in the Air (Again)

The Florida Panthers have all but overhauled their front office in the off-season and changes spilled over to the team as well, with key players like Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov not coming back. Bill Zito is the new general manager, replacing Dale Tallon on September 2. That led to the naming of Rick DudleyContinue reading “Panthers: Change is in the Air (Again)”

Panthers: Luongo to Head New Goaltending Excellence Department

The Florida Panthers are betting big on a group of goaltending specialists to lead their team into a newfound era of success. Tuesday, the organization announced the implementation of its goaltending excellence department. This department boasts former Panthers netminder Roberto Luongo as its head and will feature goalie coach Francois Allaire as a consultant. “ThisContinue reading “Panthers: Luongo to Head New Goaltending Excellence Department”

NHL: How is Mike Hoffman Still Available?

It is a month into free agency and Mike Hoffman is still on the market. Stranger things have happened, but this is kind of confounding for a number of reasons. The 30-year-old forward from Kitchener spent the last two seasons as a member of the Florida Panthers. He put up 59 points in 60 gamesContinue reading “NHL: How is Mike Hoffman Still Available?”

Panthers: Dale Tallon Out After 10 Seasons

The Florida Panthers and general manager Dale Tallon have come to a mutual agreement to part ways, the team reported Monday. “For the last decade, Dale raised the team’s profile, attracted key players to South Florida and brought character and class to our franchise,” said Panthers owner Vincent Viola. “When we purchased the Panthers inContinue reading “Panthers: Dale Tallon Out After 10 Seasons”

Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers

Hockey is back on tap and in a big way, which means there’s a lot to cover in a relatively short period of time. It’s time to get on with the show and preview the Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round. Up next, the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers. The Islanders and head coach BarryContinue reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers”