Jack Hughes
Jim Biringer - Dec 4, 2020

With the 2021 World Junior Championships right around the corner, it was announced that three eligible players will not be participating this year for their respective countries. Those players include New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes for Team USA along with New York Rangers forwards Alexis Lafreniere for Canada and Kaapo Kakko for Finland. The […]

Stanislav Svozil
Gabriel Foley - Nov 23, 2020

The 2021 NHL Draft has opted for a “quantity” approach when it comes to defencemen, instead of the “quality” approach that’s been featured in recent years. Some early rankings have double-digit defencemen going in the first round, with my own early rankings featuring eight. That’s a lot of blue-liners. And with the long list has […]

Patrick Roy
Connor Lapalme, Editor - Nov 23, 2020

Small trades with big results is a series that looks at trades throughout NHL history that seemed small or insignificant at the time but turned out to be much, much more. In this installment, we look at how Patrick Roy ended up with the Montreal Canadiens. Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Patrick Roy The […]

Travis McGrath - Nov 20, 2020

Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. These players have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams this upcoming season. These players can be new faces or […]

2021 NHL Draft Class
Kyle Pereira - Nov 20, 2020

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […]

Jim Biringer - Nov 16, 2020

The National Hockey League through their sponsor Addidas released Reverse Retro Jerseys for all 31 teams. Each jersey is unique in its own way featuring something from a team’s past. Here at the Last Word on Hockey will be looking at all 31 jerseys and grading them by division. First up is the Metropolitan Division. […]

NHL Salaries
Chace McCallum - Nov 10, 2020

In part one of this series, we discussed how taxes affect NHL salaries. I never believed taxes were the reason the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights have signed so many sweetheart contracts in the past few years. The hypothesis was slightly more simple. Players love winning, and good teams are the ones that […]

2020-21 NHL Season
Jim Biringer - Nov 10, 2020

We are about a month removed from the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup inside the Edmonton bubble. But as free agency marches on, the focus is being shifted to when the 2020-21 NHL season will begin. The NHL and NHLPA have stated they have a target date of January 1st. However, that could […]

2020-21 Anaheim Ducks
Alex Metzger, Editor - Nov 9, 2020

Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. What are these? These are players that have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams. Whether that’s as someone who […]

Chicago Blackhawks Rebuild
Logan Rosengard - Nov 8, 2020

General manager Stan Bowman has embraced the Chicago Blackhawks rebuild; reshaping the once-dominant franchise. The fans, as well as he, recognizes that it’s going to take a lot of change in order to return to their old selves. Even though the team still has plenty of core pieces from their cup-winning teams, the haven’t been […]

Rob Blake
Davis Green - Nov 8, 2020

By making low risk, high reward signings, Rob Blake has been able to use college free agency as a way to effectively manage assets.

Colorado Avalanche Goaltending
Doug Winkey - Nov 6, 2020

Goaltending depth is a growing concern in the NHL. Gone are the days with one workhorse and the Colorado Avalanche goaltending is no exception. Many teams will need three or even four NHL-calibre goaltenders over the course of a full 82-game season. Even if the 2020-21 season is shorter than normal, the Avs will still […]

NHL Salaries
Chace McCallum - Nov 1, 2020

In the past few years, taxes have been brought up more and more when talking about NHL salaries and contracts. The theory is pretty simple in that teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Tampa Bay Lightning play in areas with relatively low-income tax rates. While teams like Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens […]

Kyle Pereira - Oct 26, 2020

The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word do a 2021 Draft Class Introduction to two names to pay attention […]

Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup
Eben Wares - Oct 25, 2020

The glow of two Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Championship victories in 2012 and 2014 has completely faded from Los Angeles Kings fans faces. The franchise promoted from within in current president Luc Robitaille and general manager Rob Blake. Left was an aging core group and an overwhelming amount of dead weight in cap space. […]

Zeke Leo - Oct 20, 2020

The author of famous quotes, Yogi Berra, is reported to have said, “when you come to a fork in the road, take, it.” It’s not terribly useful advice for most people, but I suspect the San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson, the team’s general manager, can relate. His Sharks are at a fork in the road. […]

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New Alcohol Rules - Qatar World Cup
Last Word Staff - Oct 20, 2020

After several fans who purchased World Cup 2022 tickets voiced their frustration with the no-alcohol policy, FIFA and the Qatari organizers are working on plans to facilitate drinks when the games come alive in November which means that new alcohol rules could be in place for the tournament. New Alcohol Rules – Changes for Qatar […]

Final Phase Ticket Price
Last Word Staff - Oct 20, 2020

The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious international football competition. Every once in four years, millions of fans attend the event from all over the world. In just a few months Qatar is going to host the World Cup 2022. Qatar’s hosting decisions heightened the excitement among fans exceptionally. According to Surprise Sports, the […]

Emirates Stadium Arsenal Football Club
Last Word Staff - Oct 20, 2020

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 […]

Qualifying US Open
Eddie Davey - Oct 20, 2020

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 […]

Premier League
Last Word Staff - Oct 20, 2020

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 - Oct 20, 2020

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 - Oct 20, 2020

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 - Oct 20, 2020

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, […]