Potential 2020-21 Carolina Hurricanes Bounce-Back or Breakout Players

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Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. What are these? These are players that have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams. Whether that’s as someone who […] READ MORE


Why the Chicago Blackhawks Aren’t Really in a Rebuild

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General manager Stan Bowman has embraced the Chicago Blackhawks rebuild; reshaping the once-dominant franchise. The fans, as well as he, recognizes that it’s going to take a lot of change in order to return to their old selves. Even though the team still has plenty of core pieces from their cup-winning teams, the haven’t been […] READ MORE


Chris Tierney Signs Two-Year Deal With the Senators

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The Ottawa Senators have re-signed centre Chris Tierney to a two-year deal. The contract pays the 26-year-old $2.8 million in year one, and $4.2 million in year two. Chris Tierney has agreed to a two-year deal. First year 2.8M Second year is 4.2M AAV is 3.5 million. #Sens like what he brings to the table […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Sign Lucas Wallmark to a One-Year Contract

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The Chicago Blackhawks have signed centre, Lucas Wallmark, to a one-year contract worth $950,000. Last season Wallmark played  with the Carolina Hurricanes before being traded at the trade deadline to the Florida Panthers. Hearing UFA Lucas Wallmark has agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks. One year, $950k. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 12, 2020 […] READ MORE


NHL Salary Arbitration: 26 Players File

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For a refresher, salary arbitration is where a contract dispute is settled through the player and team each proposing a salary for the upcoming season at a hearing. The neutral third party (arbitrator) sets the player’s salary for the season after the process. If one signs an NHL contract before the age of 20, they must […] READ MORE


Colorado and Chicago Swap Two Players Each in Trade Involving Brandon Saad

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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward, Brandon Saad, and defenceman, Dennis Gilbert, to the Colorado Avalanche. In return, the Blackhawks get defencemen Nikita Zadorov and Anton Lindholm. The Blackhawks also retained $1 million of Saad’s contract, which goes through the end of the upcoming season. Brandon Saad Part of Avs, Blackhawks Deal Chicago general manager, […] READ MORE


Tomas Nosek Re-Signs With Vegas Golden Knights

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Vegas Golden Knights have re-s signed 28-year-old Tomas Nosek to a one-year contract at $1.25 million. Nosek back to LV, 1 year, $1.25M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 9, 2020 Tomas Nosek Re-Signs with Vegas Last season saw Tomas Nosek play 67 games for the Vegas Golden Knights. The bottom-six centreman had his second-best season, scoring […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Sign Vinnie Hinostroza

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After the Arizona Coyotes did not give forward Vinnie Hinostroza a qualifying offer, the Florida Panthers today signed the young forward. Panthers Sign Vinnie Hinostroza Vinnie Hinostroza signed with the Panthers. One year at $1 million. Good bargain bet. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 9, 2020 The Chicago born, Notre Dame product had been with […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Acquire Erik Gudbranson from Anaheim Ducks

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The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenceman Erik Gudbranson to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round pick. Ottawa Receives Erik Gudbranson One day after the NHL draft, the Ottawa Senators have acquired another defender. Gudbranson is a 28 year old, right-handed defender. The Ottawa native played 51 games at the NHL level between […] READ MORE


Justin Williams Retires After 19 Seasons

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams announced on twitter that he will be retiring. Williams, 39, played 19 seasons in the NHL for four different clubs. Justin Williams Announces Retirement In a statement released on October 8, the Coburg, Ontario native announced his retirement from the game of hockey. The three-time Stanley Cup Champion skated in 1,264 […] READ MORE