Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Winnipeg Jets

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-18, 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 are insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around till the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, […] READ MORE




Nikita Nesterov Headed Back to the KHL

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According to his agent, defenceman Nikita Nesterov has opted to return to the KHL. The defencemen became an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, following the Montreal Canadiens deciding not to give him a qualifying offer. Agent Dan Milstein says defenseman Nikita Nesterov, who had 2 NHL possibilities, will sign back home in the KHL. — […] READ MORE


Jesper Fast Re-Signs With New York Rangers

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The New York Rangers have re-signed forward Jesper Fast to a three year contract with an AAV of $1.85 million per season. . The right winger was a restricted free agent. OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Jesper Fast on a three-year contract with an AAV of $1.85 million. pic.twitter.com/Prgan6bBCH — […] READ MORE


Kris Versteeg Re-Signs with the Calgary Flames

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The Calgary Flames have re-signed winger Kris Versteeg to a one-year, $1.75 million contract. Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames are putting the finishing touches on a 1 year contract to keep Versteeg with the Flames. $1.75 mil. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 29, 2017 Kris Versteeg Re-Signs with the Calgary Flames Versteeg was drafted in the […] READ MORE


The Florida Panthers Off-Season Plans

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The Florida Panthers missed the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs by 14 points, a fairly significant margin. One of the key reasons for that was the amount of games their star players missed. Jonathan Huberdeau was out 51 games with an Achilles injury. Aleksander Barkov missed 21 games. Top defenseman Aaron Ekblad also did not dress for 14 […] READ MORE


Dark Horses in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The NHL is one of, if not the most competitive and balanced leagues in professional sports. The teams are so closely matched, that chances of an ‘upset’ happening is particularly high, especially in the first round. Looking back, big upsets have happened more than a couple times recently. For instance, no one thought in 2011-2012 […] READ MORE


Olli Jokinen, One of the Best Finnish Players Ever

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Forward Olli Jokinen signed an honourary contract with the Florida Panthers on March 7th, 2017; before officially announcing his retirement from the NHL. In any league, when an athlete retires a common question that gets asked is ‘what is their legacy?’ Now retired at age 38, Jokinen’s legacy should place him among the best Finnish […] READ MORE


The Florida Panthers Creating a Successful Culture

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Since joining the NHL in 1993 the Florida Panthers have had some trouble creating a successful culture at a sustainable level. Recently though, the organization has taken the right steps, and are moving towards such an environment. Last season, Florida won the Atlantic division, and after a very bumpy start to this year’s campaign, are […] READ MORE