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”

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: Roberto Luongo Announces Retirement

After 19 seasons in the NHL, goaltender Roberto Luongo has announced his retirement. “This is one of the toughest decisions I’ve faced in my life and it took me a long time to make it,” Luongo said. “After thinking about it a lot over the past two months and listening to my body, I madeContinue reading “Panthers: Roberto Luongo Announces Retirement”

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”