Kaiden Guhle
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Dec 27, 2021

It was announced on December 12th that nineteen-year-old Kaiden Guhle will represent Team Canada as its captain for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. The teenager is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. Guhle was traded to the Oil Kings by the Prince Albert Raiders on the very same […]

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Erin Butler - Feb 11, 2021

The worst part of success is that people always expect more of it to follow. That doesn’t always happen, especially if some of that success was because of good luck, the right conditions, and people who aren’t there anymore. Like, for instance, with the Vancouver Canucks in 2019-20. The team was faltering, dropping out of […]

norris trophy
Nick Mancini - Feb 11, 2021

This series will be tracking the top Norris Trophy candidates through numerous amounts of stats to monitor and analyze their progression, production, efficiency, and reliability as we progress through the abbreviated 2021 NHL season. You can find more on the introduction of this series here. Young Defencemen Are Gunning for the Norris Trophy The young […]

Ottawa Senators Penalty Kill
Alex Metzger, Editor - Feb 2, 2021

The Ottawa Senators have had a dreadful start to the season. At the time of writing, they are 1-7-1 and are about the play the Edmonton Oilers again. On Sunday, they lost to the Oilers 8-5. In that game, the Ottawa Senators penalty kill allowed four powerplay goals on five attempts. The Oilers also had […]

2021 NHL Draft
Kyle Pereira - Feb 2, 2021

The 2021 NHL Draft does not pose the same excitement as the 2020 NHL Draft did. However, there are still plenty of players that teams can build around for the future. There’s another future star goaltender in this class, falling in line with goalies like Spencer Knight and Yaroslav Askarov before him. There are several […]

pennsylvania sports history
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Feb 1, 2021

We all root for the underdog. Not only does it create storylines when there aren’t any to begin with, but it keeps things fun. And what is better than seeing a big underdog comeback from a huge deficit to snatch a win? That said, not all team victories are created equal. The Eagles beating the Giants […]

Tyler Toffoli

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin had his busiest offseason to date this year. He improved every single position by bringing in the likes of Josh Anderson, Jake Allen, and Joel Edmundson via trade. He also got top prospect Alexander Romanov to make the jump to North America as well. However, arguably the biggest addition […]

Pittsburgh Penguins analysis
Josiah Benson - Jan 30, 2021

There are lots of Pittsburgh Penguins analysis this week as they have given us many storylines to talk about just a few weeks into this brand new season. Today, we examine three observations from the Penguins play thus far and how they will impact the future performances of this roster. What have we learned about […]

Jim Biringer - Jan 27, 2021

Last week NBC announced their plans to shut down NBCSN at the end of the year. In the deal, NBC announced it would be moving the NHL, NASCAR, EPL to the USA Network. In addition, other programs along with some sports programs will be moving to NBC’s new streaming service Peacock. The first question that […]

Mike Hoffman
Jeffrey Middleton - Jan 27, 2021

Everything was looking up for Mike Hoffman. Coming off of a 59 point, 29 goal campaign in 69 games with the Florida Panthers, Hoffman was in a great position to secure a home for the next few years. However, the free-agent period went completely awry. Despite the circulating rumours, a projected six to eight million dollar man went […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Play
Chace McCallum - Jan 22, 2021

It’s game night and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again. Fans are angry and Twitter is on fire. Sure their overall record is alright, but this loss is unacceptable because “other teams just don’t lose like that”. Admittedly, the way they lose can be difficult to watch. Sometimes it honestly looks like half the team […]

tampa bay lightning cup
Tyler Rotruck - Jan 19, 2021

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter this unique NHL season as the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s rise wasn’t something that happened overnight. 2020 Stanley Cup was a culmination of ten years of work and expert planning that could’ve gone wrong at any time. The remaining years of the 2000s, saw the Lightning […]

Los Angeles Kings roster
Dylan Loucks - Jan 18, 2021

In this paper, we use the principles and equations used in the film and book Moneyball. Also, discussing the application of “Moneyball” management to the hockey industry while, following the review of Moneyball and the use of sabermetrics in other sports, we attempt to apply similar practices to the sport of hockey. More specifically, we’ll […]

Alex Metzger, Editor - Jan 16, 2021

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […]

Lou Lamoriello
Chace McCallum - Jan 13, 2021

The Kyle Dubas vs Lou Lamoriello debate gets rehashed on Twitter every few weeks, and it seems like a big waste of time. That being said, one argument about Lou Lamoriello always sticks out. Conventional wisdom states that one benefit of tough old Lou is that he’s great at negotiating contracts. This is often presented […]

Melker Karlsson
Zeke Leo - Jan 11, 2021

If there was a non-stop flight from San Jose to Sweden, a pair of former San Jose Sharks could have booked one-way tickets on it. The Sharks parted company with two Swedes in the offseason, Melker Karlsson and Tim Heed. One needed to go, the other, not so much. We’ll look back at their Sharks […]

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Emirates Stadium Arsenal Football Club
Last Word Staff - Dec 27, 2021

The logos donned by football teams represent their history and are riddled with esoteric messages filled with hidden meanings. Many fans remain unaware that the symbol of their favourite team’s crest tells its own story. What does it mean when a particular animal is the highlight of a logo? Similarly, what’s the deal with the […]

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Eddie Davey - Dec 27, 2021

Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […]

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Last Word Staff - Dec 27, 2021

Football s one of the most followed sports on the planet and has billions of loyal fans. While leagues like Serie A are very popular, the biggest draw is arguably the English Premier League. There are many reasons for this – with the fast-paced action and tough tackling being important. The Premier League is also […]

Sega Powered’ Magazine
Matt Jarvis - Dec 27, 2021

Dean Mortlock knows more than a thing or two about the video gaming industry having worked on some of the best known magazines of yesteryear and especially when it comes to all things Sega. Now he decided that the time is right to bring print media Sega goodness back to the fans with the launch […]

Bruno Lage
Tom Cunningham, Editor - Dec 27, 2021

Not many fans knew the name Bruno Lage before he stepped foot in the Wolverhampton Wanderers technical area in the summer; nobody really knew what to expect. In all honesty, it all felt a bit ironic that once again, Wolves were turning to the Portuguese to oversee a change in fortune. It all felt a […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Dec 27, 2021

Caesars is one of the biggest brands in the world of gambling and its online foray – with a sportsbook – is not too far off in terms of being perfect. The sportsbook from Caesars is available in different parts of the United States. After initially beginning its operations in the states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, […]

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Matt Lee, Dept Manager - Dec 27, 2021

This summer, the Harry Kane transfer saga was one of the biggest stories with the star Tottenham Hotspur striker eyeing a move away from his boyhood club after their continuous decline since reaching the Champions League final in 2019. Kane, 28, made his intentions clear that he wanted to leave with champions Manchester City heavily […]

Tottenham Hotspur new era
Declan Wiseman, Editor - Dec 27, 2021

Another Tottenham Hotspur new era beckons, with another manager axed and new man in the hot seat. Spurs are a team in transition once again, which all started with the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. He came so close to achieving glory that it shattered the squad in the process.  Many of the 2016/7 squad that […]