2021 New York Islanders 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


NHL Rumours: Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets

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After a rousing Game 4 last night between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning, the hockey season has been extended until at least Wednesday. Despite the continuing Stanley Cup Final, however, the offseason is rapidly approaching and NHL rumours are plentiful. There’s a flat salary cap further complicating an already compressed free agent season. […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Ride Hot Start to Game 2 Victory

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Wednesday night saw the Montreal Canadiens win Game 2 of their Stanley Cup Semifinal series against the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 3-2. The beginning of the game was dominated by injury-related storylines. Chandler Stephenson served as a late scratch for Vegas with an unapparent injury. Meanwhile, it was Jeff Petry returning to […] READ MORE



Brad Larsen Named Head Coach of Columbus Blue Jackets

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Somewhat unexpectedly, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Brad Larsen as their eighth head coach in franchise history Thursday afternoon. The move comes after announcing that they wouldn’t be renewing John Tortorella’s contract. Larsen’s signed a three-year deal as Columbus’ bench boss. OFFICIAL: The #CBJ name Brad Larsen the eighth head coach in franchise history. DETAILS […] READ MORE


2021 Buffalo Sabres 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