Blake Coleman Signs With the Calgary Flames

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After three outstanding seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and two Stanley Cups, Blake Coleman has decided to sign elsewhere. He’s taking a six-year deal with the Calgary Flames. The AAV on that contract is $4.9 million per season. Confirming that Blake Coleman is headed to Calgary. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021 Blake […] READ MORE


Cody Ceci Signs With the Edmonton Oilers

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Defenceman Cody Ceci has decided to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins after an outstanding regular season with them. He has decided to sign with the Edmonton Oilers on a four-year deal. The AAV will be north of $3 million per season. There’s a strong market for veteran ‘D’ in free agency: Word is that both Ian […] READ MORE


2021 Pittsburgh Penguins Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE


Why Trading for Jeff Carter is a Slam Dunk for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Earlier on Sunday, it looked like the Pittsburgh Penguins would only be making a small depth move. There were reports that Anaheim’s Nicolas Deslauriers was going to be traded to Pittsburgh, only to have it fade away. After that, general manager Ron Hextall made his first trade with the team, acquiring Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford Resigns

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It was announced today that Jim Rutherford has resigned as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager. This is a stunning announcement that no one saw coming. He cited “personal reasons” as to why he’s stepping away from the team. As the announcement also says, Patrik Allvin will be the interim general manager. Also, the search for a […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins

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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 […] READ MORE


Unlikely Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game, or […] READ MORE


Derick Brassard Signs With the Arizona Coyotes

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The New York Islanders didn’t have a lot of cap space going into this offseason, and because of that, forward Derick Brassard wasn’t able to re-sign with them. Instead, he reportedly signed with the Arizona Coyotes. It will be a one-season deal. And according to Coyotes insider, Craig Morgan the deal is worth $1 million. […] READ MORE