Nikita Kucherov Re-Signs With Tampa Bay Lightning

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Nikita Kucherov has signed a new three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing training camp in a contract dispute. The deal is worth $14.3 million and carries a cap hit of $4.766 million per season. Kucherov lead the Lightning in points last year with 30 goals, 36 assists for 66 points, finishing ahead of […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Jets Place Ondrej Pavelec On Waivers

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The Winnipeg Jets begin a new area in goaltending by placing long-time starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on waivers.  Pavelec has been the franchises starting goaltender since the relocation from Atlanta to Winnipeg.  Pavelec, 29, has one year remaining on his contract with $3.9 million counting toward the Jets salary cap. Although roughly $1.8 Million dollars […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2016-17 Winnipeg Jets

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2016-17, where LastWordOnHockey.com 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 in each […] READ MORE


Jacob Trouba Requests Trade; Will Not Attend Camp

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Trouba Requests Trade Jacob Trouba will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets training camp. In fact, if Trouba has his way the next time he skates at the MTS Center it will be as a member of the opposing team. Kurt Overhardt, Trouba’s agent, says that contract negotiations had broken off back in May and […] READ MORE


Joffrey Lupul Will Start Season on LTIR

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Joffrey Lupul will Start Season on LTIR Joffrey Lupul made a statement this morning that confirmed that he would not be attending the Toronto Maple Leafs training camp. Lupul further elaborated that he would start the season listed on the long-term injury reserve. Here’s the full statement from Joffrey Lupul. Tough time for him. pic.twitter.com/cKpiAzeJNC […] READ MORE


Team USA Autopsy, World Cup of Hockey

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As of this writing, Team USA still has one game remaining in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, an ultimately meaningless match-up against the Czech Republic. The Czech’s, like the Americans, are looking for their first win of the tournament. It could be argued though that the Czech team likely expected to be in this […] READ MORE


Valeri Nichuskin KHL Signing is Official, Eric Gryba PTO

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Valeri Nichuskin KHL Signing is Official After heavy speculation that Dallas Stars restricted free agent Valeri Nichushkin would be heading back to Russia over the last couple of days CSKA Moscow confirmed the signing today.  RSport has reported the contract being worth 80 Million Russian Rubles plus bonuses or $1,236,764.80 US. Valeri Nichuskin officially signed […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2016-17 Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2016-17, where LastWordOnHockey.com 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 in each […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2016-17, where LastWordOnHockey.com 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 in each […] READ MORE


Frederik Andersen Injured 3-4 Weeks

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that newly acquired goalie Frederik Andersen will not be able to play in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey because of an upper body injury. The injury was  suffered while playing for his home country of Denmark in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament after a teammate, Oliver Bjorkstrand, collided with […] READ MORE