Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 San Jose Sharks

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Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE


Major Contract Question Looms as Vancouver Canucks Open Camp

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Two big names going into this offseason were taking all the attention: J.T. Miller and Bo Horvat. Both players were entering the final year of their contracts. The Canucks needed to make some difficult decisions as they are up against the salary cap. The popular theory was that Horvat’s extension would be the easy one […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 Los Angeles Kings

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Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 Columbus Blue Jackets

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Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE


Ups and Downs: Vancouver Canucks Backsliding Players

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Okay, optimism can only last so long among Vancouver Canucks fans, preseason or not. Even when the team’s best player returns – at a discount, no less – there has to be doom on the horizon. Anything silver linings makes West Coast fans get uncomfortable. So sit back, folks, and enjoy the bitterness in your […] READ MORE


Ups and Downs: Vancouver Canucks Bounceback Players

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Every season fans on the West Coast discuss possible Vancouver Canucks bounceback players. That’s been driven by a lack of success on the ice, but hey! The pre-season is all about optimism, right? Sure, they’ve only won one [1] playoff round in eleven seasons, and only made* the playoffs once in seven. But THIS could […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […] READ MORE


The Question for the Vancouver Canucks in Goal

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The NHL’s opening day closes in and most teams have settled their major roles. The Vancouver Canucks, on the other hand, still have a major issue to sort out in net. Unlike what happens on defence or with the forwards, the decision won’t say much about this season. It will, however, frame the future of […] READ MORE


The Question for the Vancouver Canucks on Defence

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The Vancouver Canucks 2022-23 season opening night draws nearer. Heck, the Young Stars tournament isn’t just coming back this year, it’s only two weeks away! And, as always, there are questions all around. We’re limiting those questions to a three-part series: forward, defence and in goal. Questions now can change with a single trade or […] READ MORE


J.T. Miller’s Contract and the Vancouver Canucks Plan

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And finally – FINALLY – it’s done. J.T. Miller‘s contract has been signed, sealed, and delivered. The first major challenge during Patrik Allvin’s tenure is resolved… for now. The Canucks Have A Plan A favourite pastime of Canucks Twitter – and fandom at large – was J.T. Miller trade speculation. Who has what Vancouver wants, […] READ MORE