Minnesota Wild Buy Out Zach Parise, Ryan Suter

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The Minnesota Wild are buying out the contracts of forward Zach Parise and defenceman Ryan Suter. The Athletic’s Michael Russo is the first to report the pair of Minnesota Wild buyouts. BREAKING NEWS: #mnwild buying out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter: Sourceshttps://t.co/ScfiN7urSl — Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) July 13, 2021 Per CapFriendly, their combined buyout costs […] READ MORE


A Realistic Look at Trading Tyler Bertuzzi

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Elliotte Friedman’s interview on 630CHED set off a storm in Hockey Twitter Land this week. In it, he posited that the Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking to acquire Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings for quite some time. With Zach Hyman reaching unrestricted free agent status, it’s no surprise that general manager Kyle […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings’ Alex Tanguay: A Closer Look

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Last week, the Detroit Red Wings signed Colorado Avalanche legend Alex Tanguay as an assistant coach. Tanguay, who will serve the power play and penalty kill, will replace the role of Dan Bylsma. This is Tanguay’s first NHL coaching experience. Last season, he served as the assistant coach for the Iowa Wild of the AHL. […] READ MORE


Viktor Arvidsson Traded to Los Angeles Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Viktor Arvidsson in a trade with the Nashville Predators. Now officially announced, the return is a 2021 second and 2022 third-round draft pick from the Kings. 🚨TRADE ALERT 🚨 The LA Kings have acquired forward Viktor Arvidsson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for their second-round selection in […] READ MORE


Connor McDavid Wins Hart Memorial Trophy

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The NHL announced today that forward Connor McDavid has won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP. This is the second Hart Trophy in his career. This year’s winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, the player most valuable to his team during the regular season, is Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97)! #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/Yw2VFT2Akl — NHL (@NHL) June […] READ MORE


Boston Bruins Re-Sign Trent Frederic

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The Boston Bruins re-signed forward Trent Frederic to a two-year deal worth $1.05M per season. Frederic, a pending RFA, finished out his second NHL season this year, earning an extension for his performance. It's a Freddy Friday. The #NHLBruins have signed Trent Frederic to a two-year deal with an annual NHL cap hit of $1.05 […] READ MORE


Blake Comeau Re-Signed by Dallas Stars

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The Dallas Stars signed pending unrestricted free agent Blake Comeau to a one-year contract worth $1 million. This one-year deal will be the fourth year Comeau has spent in Dallas and the 15th year of his NHL career.   Blake is BACK! 👊 We have signed Blake Comeau to a one-year contract for the 2021-22 […] READ MORE


5 Teams in a Worse Spot Than the Detroit Red Wings

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It could be worse. This has been the motto of glass-half-full enthusiasts of the Detroit Red Wings for well over the last half decade. With the rebuild well on its way, it can be easy to sink into negativity. The light at the end of the tunnel can feel distant and dark. If it’s any […] READ MORE


The Detroit Red Wings Should Not Trade for Jack Eichel

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It’s that time of the year again where trade news, rumours, and predictions are abuzz. The offseason is almost here and in just a few short weeks, the NHL will be at the Seattle expansion draft, the NHL Draft, and then the start of free agency. One of the most notable names that could be […] READ MORE


2021 Detroit Red Wings 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