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It’s Our Birthday! Florida Hockey Now Celebrates No. 3



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When Florida Hockey Now started during the pandemic in 2020, I promised to “cover this Florida Panthers team with everything I’ve got just as I have since the Miami Herald originally put me on the beat at the start of a 2004-05 season which never was.”

I hope to have lived up to that.

Our first post went live on July 8, 2020, as the Panthers were preparing to return to play following a long, Covid-induced break.

Much has changed since then — but FHN being your No. 1 source for full-time, daily coverage of the Florida Panthers is not one of them.

We are closing in on 2,600 posts since that first one with almost 2,000 coming from myself.

Colby D. Guy, who has covered two seasons now, has done a ton of good work and we could not do what we do without him.

Most of our stories are accompanied by great photos from Roger Topalian.

If you need a photographer for any reason, give him a call at (561) 866-2000.

But first of all, we could not have done it without all of your support over these first few years.

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Our readership continues to grow at a terrific pace as the past two months were our two biggest — not including the one involving Kodak Black — in our history.

It is certainly encouraging especially as the success of the Panthers has meant more and more competition.

Hey, the more the merrier.

It’s no fun being the only one covering a team I can tell you that from past experience.

We certainly appreciate all of you — and we hope you continue to follow along as we kick off Year 4 with what should be another exciting season with the Panthers.

In 2020, I wrote:

This could be the start of something really cool.

I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

It certainly has been fun and thank you again for joining us.

If you still have not subscribed, you certainly can do so now.

While prices all around us have gone through the roof, ours have stayed the same since Day 1: $29.99 for an annual subscription or just $3.49 a month.

Your subscription gives you access to exclusive FHN+ content like special stories and our popular Mailbags.

It also allows you to sign into your account and read the free stories (like this one) without all of the popup ads.

I know everyone hates the ads, especially when you are reading on your phones, but those help pay the bills as well.

We will have more stories throughout the rest of the summer including coverage of the team’s development camp this coming week.


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Michael Harris

Thanks. Much preferable than buying a newspaper that has little to report other than biased political views. I want Cats hockey. You give it.

Harry Lampley

Congratulations on an amazing 3 years! Thanks for all the coverage. I plan to be a subscriber for many more years to come. Let’s go Panthers!

Cory Brolund

Congrats!! I am so thankful for the coverage, been here since day one and not going nowhere.
Thanks to you guys for covering my team so well!


Feels like a blink of an eye. Can’t believe it’s been three years. Congratulations, here’s to many more.


promises made-promises kept…you ARE the best Fl Panthers coverage out there, George. Many thanks and much appreciation to you and Colby always for current coverage and often personal insights that are not found elsewhere. Your efforts do not go unnoticed nor underappreciated. You’re keeping a lot of Florida panther hockey fans happy!!

Brian Biggane

Congrats G on the start of what figures to be a long run. You and I have been through the wars, from Keenan and Jacques to Louie and Jovo, and you’ve carried the torch through the many years since my departure. I’d say you’ve become the Ira Winderman of SoFla hockey, but not sure if you’d take that as a compliment or insult.

Cats and Leafs

Congratulations George. You have more than paid your dues, and have earned this. Continued growth and success to you and Colby.


George and team – keep up the great coverage! It’s the first site I open every morning. Thank you for all of the updates and articles. Here’s to the next 3 years!

Jon Baldwin

Congratulations George! It’s been quite a journey—enjoy seeing you have success, and appreciate the great coverage by you and Colby.


Came here at the beginning. The Athletic started making bad moves. Was grateful to find a good source for Panthers news. It has been a great ride so far.

Cats and Leafs

Lol. Nice one! Their loss, our gain.


Turns out best thing that could have happened to you huh…. Funny how life works.

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