Panthers: Florida Hires Joel Quenneville

A day after firing head coach Bob Boughner, the Florida Panthers have announced their new hire and it is a doozy: Joel Quenneville. This is a reunion of sorts for Quenneville and general manager Dale Tallon. It was Tallon who hired Quenneville to coach the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008 and it was Quenneville who wonContinue reading “Panthers: Florida Hires Joel Quenneville”

Panthers: Style Matters as Florida Misses Playoffs

With a 6-1 trouncing at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers found themselves eliminated from playoff contention. It’s not overly surprising. The Panthers are 33-32-12, fifth in the Atlantic Division. They’re seven points ahead of the Buffalo Sabres but a dozen behind the Habs, putting them in a nearly untenableContinue reading “Panthers: Style Matters as Florida Misses Playoffs”

Bruins: Boston Extends Point Streak with Last Minute Comeback Against Panthers

The Florida Panthers were supposed to defeat the Boston Bruins Thursday night. They were up 3-2, with Jonathan Huberdeau busting the tie midway through the third period. The clock ran down to the last minute of the game and that was supposed to be that. But then the Bruins scored twice in the final 37Continue reading “Bruins: Boston Extends Point Streak with Last Minute Comeback Against Panthers”

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”

Panthers: A Good Start and It’s Back to the Playoffs for Florida

The Florida Panthers closed out 2017-2018 with a 25-8-2 run in their last 35 games, tying the Winnipeg Jets for the most wins in that timeframe but nevertheless missing the playoffs. That’s a day late and a dollar short as far as they’re concerned, but there’s momentum there and that’s a start. Entering the 2018-2019Continue reading “Panthers: A Good Start and It’s Back to the Playoffs for Florida”