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?”

Blue Jackets: Nyquist to Miss Five to Six Months

The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Gustav Nyquist at the start of next season, the team announced Tuesday. The 31-year-old had surgery to repair a labral tear in his left shoulder and recovery will take an estimated five to six months. The NHL is gearing up to start its next season on JanuaryContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Nyquist to Miss Five to Six Months”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Florida Panthers

It’s a cliché replete across the sports world, but the Florida Panthers really do have the tools to make this year the year. The club hired Joel Quenneville as their new head coach, plus they’ve got Sergei Bobrovsky as their new goalie. Anton Stralman, Brett Connolly and Noel Acciari are among other additions. “What managementContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Florida Panthers”

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: 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”