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The last place team in the NHL is the Florida Panthers. They have only won nine of their 34 games to date. This gives them 25 losses. Six of those losses produced regulation tie points to give the team 24 points. They are the team with the worst goals against in the NHL. They are the third lowest scoring team in the NHL. They have allowed 39 more gals than they have scored. This means they lose by more than a goal in their average game so far this season.
Florida's poor season was quite predictable in the summer of 2011. They made a serious tactical mistake with their team. More than half of their roster was turned over with free agency. This forced them to spend significant amounts of money to fill out their roster. This money had to be spent whether or not there was any talent to spend it on because Florida had to reach the salary floor. It turned out the talent wasn't there but the money was spent nevertheless. In order to draw in players, Florida offered b...
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from George Richards of the Miami Herald,
Barring a miracle, the Panthers’ season will end on April 27 in Tampa. As has been the case every spring since 2001 — save for last year and the lockout of 2005 — the Panthers will watch the playoffs and not participate in them.
“We’re trying to keep our competitive level extremely high,” said second-year coach Kevin...
Having participated in yesterday’s charitable NHL All-Star alumni vs Montreal Canadiens alumni game, former Senator forward Alexei Kovalev expressed difficulty coming to terms with the realization that his NHL career is over.
Maybe like the rest of us, he is surprised that it didn’t end at the conclusion of the 2010/11 season.
Alas, Kovalev seems to be caught up...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports FloridaThe Toronto Maple Leafs keep scraping out points as they manage to find themselves in a number of tight games recently. But there's room for improvement as the team continues to struggle in shootouts.Nonetheless, they're certainly better off than the Florida Panthers, who own the league's worst record and are still sputtering...