2022 World Junior Championships Predictions: Germany vs Czechia

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After a full slate of World Junior Championships action on Boxing Day, Team Germany and Team Czechia face off. Both sides were handed losses yesterday, however, this shouldn’t take away from the matchup this poses to be. Both teams exceeded expectations in their opening games, and both look to bounce back and get in the […] READ MORE


2022 World Junior Championships Predictions: Finland vs Germany

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The 2022 World Junior Championships open with a bang on Boxing Day. Especially during a time when NHL fans have been without hockey for a little longer than expected, this tournament will be closely watched by many looking to get a grip on their teams’ future. The 2022 edition of the tournament kicks off with […] READ MORE


Boone Jenner Named Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets

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Long time Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner has been named the team’s seventh captain in franchise history. Teammates Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Gustav Nyquist will sport the ‘A’ as the team’s alternate captains. The Blue Jackets play their first game of the season on Thursday, October 14 at home. say it with us, […] READ MORE


A Playoff Roadmap for the Chicago Blackhawks

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82 games, 16 teams, and sports’ greatest trophy, the Stanley Cup. The Chicago Blackhawks have been there and done that six times since their existence in the NHL, most notably three Cup wins in five seasons during the 2010s. The glory days of the modern Blackhawks era might be behind the organization, but an active […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Chicago Blackhawks

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The┬áPuck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Players That are Due to Break Out

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If last season was any indication of it, anyone can be an impactful player regardless of their ice time. Forward Brandon Hagel, despite playing on the third line, broke out as one of the Chicago Blackhawks‘ best forwards. He showed a great deal of defensive reliability to go along with his strong vision for the […] READ MORE


Breaking Down The 2021 Chicago Blackhawks Offseason So Far

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For a team heading into year-two of a rebuild, the Chicago Blackhawks offseason has been busy so far. From trading away franchise defenceman Duncan Keith to acquiring young blue liner Seth Jones, the Blackhawks have been all over hockey headlines in recent weeks. As of today the roster that’s set to play for them on […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Sign Defenceman Brendan Smith

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The Carolina Hurricanes continue to fill the void that Dougie Hamilton left by signing defenceman Brendan Smith. The contract is only for this season with a salary of $800,000. Smith, previously a member of the New York Rangers, scored five goals and five assists for 10 points in 48 games last season. Hurricanes Sign Free […] READ MORE