Aleksander Barkov was named the 10th captain in Florida Panthers franchise history today as former captain Derek Mackenzie passed the torch to the 23 year old Finnish phenom today. Barkov along with others was a heavy favorite for the captaincy to his skill and his nature and his well liked status in the locker room. … Continue reading Aleksander Barkov named 10th Captain in Panthers Franchise History
Welcome to The Puck Under the Sun's preview of the 2018-19 season. I enter my third full season as a Panthers blogger when October starts and this upcoming season is looking pretty bright. The metropolitan division is looking weaker and while the atlantic has 3 titans above the Panthers which will be tough challenges, the … Continue reading 2018-19 Season Preview
The Florida Panthers forward core is really jammed. With the top six pretty much set in stone, there are several young/veteran forwards fighting for 6 spots and likely 1 scratch spot during training camp. Let's take a preview. Locks Aleksander Barkov- The 23 year old Finnish center is the best player on the team and … Continue reading Looking at the Forward Competition at Training Camp
Let's get 26-17 out of the way. Part 1 is right here: https://thepuckunderthesun.com/2018/07/27/ranking-all-31-nhl-top-line-centers-part-1/ 26- Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) Zibanejad is a decent center but he hasn't exceeded 51 points in his career. In my opinion, a top line center needs to put up 60 points on a consistent basis. Because Zibanejad doesn't have a lot … Continue reading Ranking NHL Top Line Centers Part 2
Today we will be ranking all 31 top line centers in the NHL. Although you may think it hard to be it was pretty easy. Now a lot of young guys like Barzal and Karlsson who were fantastic last year will be lower on the list because they need to prove that they can be … Continue reading Ranking all 31 NHL Top Line Centers Part 1
Dear Everyone, Thank you so much for visiting The Puck Under the Sun. When I started this site 27 months ago, I never expected to get anywhere close to 10,000 and I never expected a large following on twitter too. It means a lot to me that my posts have been read so many times. … Continue reading Thank You for 10,000 views and the future of this site.
The Panthers have been linked to a lot of good players on the trade market that will help this team win a cup such as Pacioretty and Panarin. However the return would be costly. The Panthers aren't giving up solidified offensive talents like Barkov, Dadonov or Trocheck and the defense has a lot of no … Continue reading Why a Henrik Borgstrom trade shouldn’t be completely ruled out