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 […]

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 […]

Senators Ready for a Change in Leadership

After a year finishing second-last in the NHL and being surrounded by drama, trade rumours, and ownership issues, the Ottawa Senators are ready for a change. The players have spoken out in the media, in exit interviews, and there’s a general sense that something in the nation’s capital has to give. The conflict between Mike Hoffman’s fiancée […]

Panthers Can Win Sooner Than You Think

The Florida Panthers’ salary cap situation gives them a window to win sooner than you might think. If you include GM Dale Tallon’s wildly successful (or maybe just wild) experiment of promoting Tom Rowe two years ago, we are entering his ninth season at the helm of this team. That leaves us considerably past the “Six-Year […]

NHL Rumors: Klefbom, Hoffman, Matthews, More

In today’s rumor rundown, talk surrounds the Ottawa Senators, especially when it comes to Mike Hoffman and Erik Karlsson. There are also questions as to what it means that Auston Matthews has switched agents and how that affects his future contract and as many as a dozen teams are interested in Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Jeff […]

Patrick Maroon & the NHL Trade Deadline

With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, there seems to be plenty of rumors surrounding Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon. It’s no secret the 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer and is the most valuable of Edmonton’s pending free agents. Last week I ran a poll asking fans if they thought […]