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 […]

Panthers Can Learn From Past Failures

Missing the playoffs is painful for any athlete, in any sport, at any level. A serious athlete who has watched other teams compete for trophies and titles can speak to the agonizing feeling that becoming a viewer rather than a player brings. It’s a feeling impossible to describe, but for the Florida Panthers, it’s one […]

Yandle’s Play Igniting Panthers

When the Florida Panthers signed defenseman Keith Yandle to a seven-year contract worth $44.5 million, he was expected to make an immediate impact on the power play as well as give the Panthers an offensive presence they lacked at the time. A year later, Yandle was fresh off a 41-point season with 18 power play […]

The Best Defenseman You Don’t Know (Much) About

As the first-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, there were, and still are, massive expectations heaped upon the shoulders of Aaron Ekblad. The Florida Panthers defenseman has done nothing but perform, quickly establishing himself as the Panthers’ number one rearguard after stepping into the NHL at 18. He’ll no doubt continue to […]