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WATCH: Melee erupts between Oilers and Panthers after questionable hit

A crowd forms when in the corner when Florida Panthers captain Derek MacKenzie is taken down hard by Edmonton Oilers forward Jujhar Khaira.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Now with new coach, Panthers feel determined to get better

CHICAGO (AP) -- New Florida coach Tom Rowe met with captain Derek MacKenzie and the rest of the Panthers' leadership on Monday. He talked to the whole team on Tuesday.Rowe knows Gerald Gallant is well-liked in Florida's locker room, and he wanted to be as transparent as possible on why the coach was let go just 22 games into the season."I came in and I told them, I said `Listen,...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Derek MacKenzie dives to score a great goal

It’s not often you see a hockey player intentionally leave his feet to score a goal, but that’s exactly what Derek MacKenzie did against the Jets. MacKenzie’s dive is impressive enough, but Dave Bolland’s blind pass deserves some praise too. The post Video: Derek MacKenzie dives to score a great goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A perennial rebuilder, Derek MacKenzie excited for chance to help turn around Panthers

Derek MacKenzie has been down this road before. A fixture on perennial rebuilders throughout his 10-plus years in the NHL, the veteran center has made a living playing on the fourth line with up-and-coming organizations. Now, as the 33-year-old begins the next chapter of his career with the Florida Panthers, MacKenzie is once again excited to be a part of what he considers to be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Derek MacKenzie

#487482101 / gettyimages.com I started writing this piece before Derek MacKenzie unceremoniously left the Blue Jackets. Reading it I started thinking to myself about not only the player but the person. He always had great character and seemed like the quintessential Jacket. Hard working, hard hitting and great with the fans. He was a player that never quit on a play and it showed...
Via BS Hockey
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek MacKenzie still waiting for his first taste of the NHL playoffs

Derek MacKenzie has never been there. Actually, he's only "almost" been there once. We speak, of course, of the NHL playoffs. At the age of 32, the Columbus Blue Jackets forward is still waiting -- somewhat patiently (but not really) to play his first NHL playoff game. He played one game in the Blue Jackets 2008-09 season, but it wasn't in the team's first and only playoff series...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to Carolina

One: The first period was all Blue Jackets, all the time. They dominated the Hurricanes with a very good fore-check, crisp, clean passing and entered the zone with speed. This directly led to the two goals that Derek MacKenzie and RJ Umberger scored. Two: In the 2nd, and again in the 3rd period, Carolina pushed back. Columbus was able to weather the storm in the 2nd, but not so much...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie suspended 3 games

NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for Friday for boarding Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. No penalty was assessed for the hit in the first period of Columbus' 2-0 road victory. Ekman-Larsson didn't return to the game and missed practice Friday. The Coyotes said only that he had an upper-body...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Suspends Derek MacKenzie Three Games for Hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie made a bad hit Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, and it didn’t take long for the NHL to respond. MacKenzie boarded Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during the Blue Jackets’ 2-0 win over the Coyotes with a crushing hit from behind. MacKenzie crunched Ekman-Larsson into the boards in the neutral zone. The league then...
Via NESN.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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