A Deep Look at Henrik Borgström

Florida reached at 23rd overall for center (Kurt!) Henrik Borgström. Borgström was slated to go mid rounds, as the second year draft eligible grew nine (9!?!) inches in his first draft season. Coupled with the pain associated with such a growth spurt, its no wonder Borgström had zero interviews at the combine last year and […]

Checking the Roster Depth of 2016-2017

Yes, playoffs haven’t started. No, the June Draft hasn’t happened, nor July’s free agency period but that won’t stop us from taking a gander at the possible depth chart in Sunrise come the 2016-2017 season. As it stands now, the Florida Panthers are making a strong push towards the playoffs and that will only enhance […]

Pre-Game Skate (3/24/16): Florida Panthers (40-24-9) @ Boston Bruins (39-27-8)

Only three points separate the Bruins from the Panthers in the Atlantic Division standings. And if playoffs started today, the Cats would face-off against these Bs in the first round. That makes tonight’s game a little more hyped. Not only are they jockeying for playoff position, they may very well be jockeying for home ice […]

Signing Vincent Trocheck: The Pivotal Pivot

It wasn’t long ago the Pittsburgh Penguins were atop the NHL standings. Two Stanley Cup Final appearances in the last two years, one yielding a Stanley Cup. Their calling card wasn’t their goalie, their defense, coach, nor even iconic owner. It was their centers: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal. The strength down the […]

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

When the Panthers opened up their season with 7 goals against the Flyers, it was thought that this year would mark the end of the offensive woes. As we move into mid December, it’s clear that is not the case. Through 30 games this season, the Panthers have scored one goal or less 9 times, […]

Barkov, Crosby, & Time On Ice

Around the league Sidney Crosby remains the gold standard for centers. In any situation, at any time, Crosby is the best option for a coach. Power Play, short-handed, leading, trailing, tied. Rightfully so, Crosby has been given the bulk of those minutes and the best quality of that quantity.

Stackin’ Up: How Tallon’s Roster Compares

The Florida Panthers open the 2015-2016 NHL season with one goal in mind: making the playoffs. General Manager Dale Tallon’s five year rebuild plan, “The Blueprint,” ended with ‘close but no cigar’ with the team finishing 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Now, beyond the era of blueprints, Tallon is expecting to make the playoffs […]

The Reilly Factor

Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon avoided the free agent market July 1st but filled his time consummating a pact with the newly named GM of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney. Tallon relinquished unsigned restricted free agent Jimmy Hayes. In return, Sweeney shipped Reilly Smith to Florida only two seasons after his predecessor Peter Chiarelli […]

Under the Scope (Part 2) – Weaknesses and Projections

Yesterday, Matthew O’Brien of Whyhockey posted the Under the Scope (Part 1)- Overview and Strengths. Click here to read the piece, if you have not yet. Let us finish what we started. Here’s the second part of Under the Scope!