Detroit Red Wings Re-Sign Defenceman Marc Staal

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Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings have re-signed veteran blue liner Marc Staal to one-year deal worth $2 million. The Red Wings deal includes a full no-move clause. Staal spent last season with the Red Wings after being traded by the New York Rangers. Bob McKenzie was first with the news. Working free agent […] READ MORE


Seth Jones Trade Signals New Era For Chicago

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Just over an hour before the Buffalo Sabres were on the clock, Stan Bowman made quite the splash. The Chicago Blackhawks had acquired 26-year-old defenceman Seth Jones and a 2022 6th round pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets. In exchange, the Blackhawks gave up young blueliner Adam Boqvist, the 12th overall pick in the 2021 […] READ MORE


Report: Calgary Flames Acquire Tyler Pitlick from Seattle Kraken

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The Seattle Kraken have made their first post-expansion draft trade, trading forward Tyler Pitlick to the Calgary Flames. Pitlick, a former second-round pick from the Edmonton Oilers, appeared in 38 games last season. He scored six goals and five assists for 11 points, on pace for 23 points over a full 82 game season. On […] READ MORE


Looking at Chicago Blackhawks Forward Brandon Hagel

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The Chicago Blackhawks saw a lot of young talent run through the lineup this past season. From goaltender Kevin Lankinen‘s debut to Pius Suter and Philipp Kurashev, everyone played their part. Regardless of their strong performances, one player, in particular, stood out the most. Rookie forward Brandon Hagel was the breakout player of the season […] READ MORE


2021 Carolina Hurricanes 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


How a Duncan Keith Trade Might Look

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It’s no secret that the Chicago Blackhawks are undergoing a slight rebuild to their lineup. Last season saw an influx of young talent play in all areas of the lineup. Most seemed to be ready to take the team to the next step. However, there are still plenty of veterans on the team from the […] READ MORE



2021 Chicago Blackhawks 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



Does a Seth Jones Trade Make Sense for the Chicago Blackhawks?

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There has been plenty of chatter surrounding young defenceman Seth Jones over the past few weeks. The 26-year-old blueliner is one of the better defenceman targets for trade this offseason. One of the suspected front runners for his services is Stan Bowman’s Chicago Blackhawks. As the past few seasons have proven, they are still lacking […] READ MORE