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Player Development: Jeff Skinner

Player Development of Top-10 Picks Part Three

Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE

Evgeni Malkin

Evgeni Malkin to Miss Two Months reporter Wes Crosby announced today that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will miss two months with an injury.   Hextall: Malkin will miss at least the first two months. #Pens — Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) September 23, 2021 Evgeny Malkin Injured Malkin underwent surgery in June to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. […] READ MORE

Nicklas Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom To Miss Start Of Training Camp

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will miss the start of training camp, the organization announced today. Backstrom’s rehabilitation with his hip will keep him sidelined, and he is listed as week-to-week. #Caps center Nicklas Backstrom will miss the start of the 2021 Training Camp due to ongoing rehabilitation on his hip. Backstrom is currently listed […] READ MORE

Jack Eichel captain

Jack Eichel Captain Status Stripped By Buffalo Sabres

Jack Eichel‘s captain status has been stripped from him by the Buffalo Sabres organization. This move was announced earlier today after Eichel failed his physical. This is the latest continuation in the battle between Eichel and the Sabres over the decision to get surgery on his neck. “I spoke to Jack two days ago, I […] READ MORE

Fantasy Hockey: Arena Statistics

How Arena Statistics Impact Fantasy Hockey

If a puck is cleared out of the zone and trickles in on the opposing goalie, is it a shot on goal? If a player is rubbed out along the boards, is it a hit? How about if a point shot is deflected out of play by a defenceman’s outreached stick? Is that a blocked […] READ MORE

2021-22 Florida Panthers

Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Florida Panthers

Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE

NHL Rumours: Brady Tkachuk

NHL Rumours: Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers

With training camps starting, it puts more pressure on general managers with business still to accomplish. Pierre Dorion still has to sign Brady Tkachuk and rumour has it that Ken Holland is looking for a goalie. He may have trouble sourcing one, especially since there are rumblings that the taxi squad could return just for goalies, […] READ MORE

2021-22 Central Division

MnM Hockey Podcast: 2021-22 Central Division Preview

Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Hockey Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week, Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. […] READ MORE

Cal Petersen signs extension

Los Angeles Kings Cal Petersen Signs Extension

The Los Angeles Kings announced today that goaltender Cal Petersen signs an extension good for three years. The contract is worth an average annual value of $5 million and takes effect in the 2022-23 season. CAL P3TER5ON!!! The LA Kings have signed goaltender @CalPetersen40 to a three-year contract. — LA Kings (@LAKings) September 22, 2021 […] READ MORE