Hurricanes: Carolina Goes 5-0-0 to Start Season

After knocking off the New York Islanders on Friday night, the Carolina Hurricanes find themselves in possession of a history-making 5-0-0 start and are looking every bit like contenders. “Their speed gives everybody trouble,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said of the opposition. “They’re all about pressure and their (defence) get up on it, and pressure,Continue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina Goes 5-0-0 to Start Season”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes may have established themselves as a Bunch of Jerks in 2018-2019, but they also established that they’re a team to be taken seriously on the scoreboard. Carolina not only qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009, but they ventured all the way to the Eastern Conference Final. The matterContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”

What Went Wrong: Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers took a dive in 2018-2019, generating just 86 points thanks to a 36-32-14 record. That’s 10 points less than the preceding season’s totals, which also saw them miss the playoffs but led to some resemblance of reinstated confidence. So, what went wrong? Remarkably, the 2018-2019 edition of the Panthers scored more goalsContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Florida Panthers”

Panthers: Florida Fires Coach Bob Boughner

The Florida Panthers have fired head coach Bob Boughner. The Sunday decision came after the conclusion of yet another Panthers season in which they did not make the playoffs. Boughner, coach of the club for two seasons, failed to make the playoffs in either one. Assistant coach Paul McFarland was also sent packing. “We madeContinue reading “Panthers: Florida Fires Coach Bob Boughner”

Panthers: Florida Impresses on Four-Game Winning Streak

Little is generally expected of the Florida Panthers. They tend to pale in comparison to their Floridian rivals, at least theoretically, and people don’t often think of them as an intimidating club – even if they do make the playoffs. This year’s manifestation of the Panthers is the sort of team to sneak up onContinue reading “Panthers: Florida Impresses on Four-Game Winning Streak”