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)”

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”

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”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets hedged their bets on playoff success in 2018-2019, leaving several critical free agents on the table. And while the Blue Jackets did shockingly sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round, they ran into the Boston Bruins in the second and lost the series in six games. When theContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets”

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”