Weekly Cat Nip: Panthers Dominant at Home

Exhale, Florida Panthers fans. The Panthers experienced a change of pace last week as they enjoyed their first win streak of the season. After a few days to recover from the travel of the NHL’s Global Series, Florida played three games in four nights at home. They controlled the better parts of all three games and […]

Weekly Cat Nip: Panthers Still Struggling

It was another rough week for the Florida Panthers. They collected two of six possible points. Though early, they remain at the bottom of the standings and show no hope of climbing if they continue performing as they have so far. Results Oct. 23 – at New York Rangers, 5-2 L Michael Hutchinson got the […]

Panthers Early Woes May Wreck Playoff Chances

The Florida Panthers managed to claw their way back against the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night after going down 5-2 in the second period. Though they were ultimately defeated in the shootout, the point they earned was much needed. After consecutively surrendering third period leads to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Vancouver Canucks […]

Barkov Gives Panthers Lineup Options

Throughout the preseason, the Florida Panthers continued to roll out the same top two offensive line combinations, leading to strong assumptions that these two lines will be the same to start the season. Newly-appointed captain Aleksander Barkov has been centering the first line with Nick Bjugstad and Evgeni Dadonov on the wings. Vincent Trocheck on […]

Panthers X-Factors for 2018-19

Once the 2018-19 National Hockey League season finally gets underway, the Florida Panthers have a real chance to make some noise. Much of the Atlantic Division – the whole Eastern Conference, really – is in disarray, with only the Tampa Bay Lightning anywhere close to a lock for success. The Panthers have a tremendous opportunity to […]

Panthers Captain Barkov Leading Young Core

On Monday, Sept. 17, the Florida Panthers announced Derek MacKenzie would be relinquishing captain duties to Aleksander Barkov. The Panthers drafted Barkov second overall in 2013 and has centered the Panthers’ first line since Jaromir Jagr joined the team at the 2015 Trade Deadline. Barkov had a breakout season last year, notching 78 points in […]

Mike Hoffman Is Headed Toward a Career Year with Panthers

As the Ottawa Senators crumbled into smithereens this offseason, the Florida Panthers took advantage and gathered one of their spare parts, Mike Hoffman. With him, the Panthers land themselves another weapon to add to their already-promising lineup, but what should we expect of him? Personally, I believe he is in store for a career-best season and […]