Buffalo Sabres Need Replacement For Injured Henri Jokiharju

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The Buffalo Sabres have started the season with a win, an upgrade from last season’s opening night. However, even though the 5-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens was a lot of fun, the night had a bittersweet ending. Per head coach Don Granato, both Casey Mittelstadt and Henri Jokiharju will be out for at least […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Trade Olli Juolevi To Florida Panthers

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The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly traded defenceman Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers. In return, the Canucks received defenceman Noah Juulsen and forward Juho Lammikko. General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Noah Juulsen and forward Juho Lammikko from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Olli Juolevi. DETAILS | https://t.co/sdeeneAOQR […] READ MORE


Alex Ovechkin Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury

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The Washington Capitals have announced captain Alex Ovechkin is sidelined with a lower-body injury, considered day-to-day. The injury happened during Washington’s last pre-season game on Friday. Capitals announce Alexander Ovechkin is day-to-day with a lower-body injury — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 10, 2021 Alex Ovechkin Sidelined With Lower-Body Injury The forward left the game on […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 New York Islanders

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck 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


Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. He still has one year left in his two-year, $8 million contract signed in 2020, making him a signed player until 2027. The new contract carries a $5.54 million AAV starting in the 2022-23 season and has a 10-team no-trade […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck 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


NWHL Rebrands As Premier Hockey Federation Entering Seventh Season

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The National Women’s Hockey League has announced it will now be called Premier Hockey Federation starting in its seventh season. The organization has also changed its logo and slogan as part of the NWHL rebrand. Created in 2015. Reborn in 2021. We are the Premier Hockey Federation 👑 pic.twitter.com/Q37uEtuJVW — PHF (@NWHL) September 7, 2021 […] READ MORE


Christian Dvorak Traded To Montreal Canadiens

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The Arizona Coyotes have been rumored to be looking towards a forward Christian Dvorak trade, and now it’s done. He is headed to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2022 first round pick and a 2024 second round pick.  This comes after the Canadiens do not match the offer sheet made by the Carolina […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Successfully Offer-Sheet Jesperi Kotkaniemi

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The Carolina Hurricanes have offer-sheeted RFA forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1M contract. The Montreal Canadiens are currently holding his signing rights and have seven days to match the offer. We've tendered an Offer Sheet to Jesperi Kotkaniemi 👀 pic.twitter.com/4Mmw3n4DVr — Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) August 28, 2021 UPDATE: The Canadiens have declined to match Kotkaniemi’s […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Casey Mittelstadt

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The Buffalo Sabres re-sign restricted free agent forward Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year contract. The deal is worth $7.5 million or $2.5 million AAV.  It will carry him through the 2023-24 season. Mitts is back! 🙌 We have re-signed forward Casey Mittelstadt to three-year contract with an AAV of $2.5 million. Details: https://t.co/rkpGTzfsrg pic.twitter.com/FLHTU2Wmrg — […] READ MORE