Trade Targets for the Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have cooled off after their super hot start, but are still looking strong (as long as they are at home against anyone other than Seattle). However, the team could use a few upgrades. Let's look at the upgrades they could make and some potential targets: FACEOFF WINNING 4th LINE CENTER With Noel … Continue reading Trade Targets for the Florida Panthers

Captainless Cats

With Captain Sasha Barkov on the shelf for a few weeks, the Panthers are facing a steep-test. Barkov is the heart and soul of the Panthers, and is a crucial contributor all over the ice, in every situation. There is almost no other player in the NHL that has that ability to contribute 5 on … Continue reading Captainless Cats

Gimme Shelter? Game 11 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers

Note: I don't normally do game previews, but considering how important tonight's game is, I thought I'd make an exception. In 1969 the Rolling Stones released Gimme Shelter , an iconic rock anthem that has preserved out the ages, for what many perceive as its anti-war message, as the Stones protested the Vietnam War. I … Continue reading Gimme Shelter? Game 11 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers

Joel Quenneville Out as Panthers Coach

Joel Quenneville resigned as Florida Panthers head coach Thursday night following the fallout from his complicity in the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Sexual Assault Scandal. Quenneville led the Panthers to an appearance in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in the 2019-20 season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2020-21. Quenneville was one of the most successful coaches … Continue reading Joel Quenneville Out as Panthers Coach

The Florida Panthers Should Fire Joel Quenneville

About 18 hours ago, I published a lengthy article on the situation with Joel Quenneville and the fallout from the Chicago Blackhawks sex abuse scandal. I stated in that article that until Gary Bettman meets with Quenneville, no decision should be made in regards to Quenneville's job status with the Florida Panthers. I also said … Continue reading The Florida Panthers Should Fire Joel Quenneville

Aleksander Barkov Extended to a 8 year Deal

Today, Bill Zito cemented his legendary second offseason as Florida Panthers General Manager with one final move. Zito was able to convince Aleksander Barkov to sign a massive 8-year extension. Barkov's deal is worth $80 million and is very signing bonus-heavy. Barkov's salary will pay him a million bucks each year, while making signing bonuses … Continue reading Aleksander Barkov Extended to a 8 year Deal

Projecting the Florida Panthers Opening Night Lineup 2021-22

As we await news on the details of Aleksander Barkov's contract extension, and since I have a substitute teacher today, I decided to write an article that would project the Florida Panthers starting lineup for the 2021-22 season when they face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. Line #1: #23 Carter Verhaeghe-#16 Aleksander Barkov-#13 … Continue reading Projecting the Florida Panthers Opening Night Lineup 2021-22

Top 3 Florida Panthers Prospects Entering the 2021-22 Season

This article is a continuation of the article I wrote last month. The link to that article will be listed below: https://thepuckunderthesun.com/2021/09/12/top-10-panthers-prospects-entering-the-2021-22-season/ I decided to withhold the top three names. Initially I was going to do one article each for the top three prospects, but I decided that it would be better to just combine … Continue reading Top 3 Florida Panthers Prospects Entering the 2021-22 Season