Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Arizona Coyotes

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-18, where LastWordOnHockey.com gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each […] READ MORE


Danis Zaripov Looking at NHL After KHL Suspension

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There may be a new face in the NHL free agency pool, and his name is Danis Zaripov. The KHL vet will be hoping to make the NHL now that he’s a free agent due to a recent two-year suspension from the IIHF for doping. His KHL team, AK Bars Kazan voided his contract. He had […] READ MORE



Colorado Avalanche Re-Sign Forward Matt Nieto

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The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward Matt Nieto to a one-year deal worth $1 Million. Matt Nieto played 43 games for the Avalanche last season. He put up seven goals and four assists for 11 points with four penalty minutes. He was claimed off of waivers from the San Jose Sharks after just 16 games […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Re-Sign Adam Pelech for Four Years

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The New York Islanders have re-signed defenseman Adam Pelech on Monday. He inks a four-year deal. While the team did not disclose the numbers, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports his contract is for $6.4 million. It will carry a $1.6 million AAV or cap hit per year. The 22-year-old defenseman should become a key part […] READ MORE


Calgary Flames Have Signed Juuso Valimaki to Entry Level Contract

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The Calgary Flames have signed rookie defenseman Juuso Valimaki to a standard entry-level contract. The value of the contract has not been released but he could not have received upwards of $925,000 per year, which is the highest a rookie can be paid. After a superb WHL season and rookie development camp it’s not surprising […] READ MORE




Nico Hischier Signs Entry-Level Deal with New Jersey Devils

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The New Jersey Devils have finally locked in their first overall pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday when they signed forward Nico Hischier to a three-year deal. Nico Hischier Signs Entry-Level Deal with New Jersey Devils The Devils locked Hischier in for the next three years to a standard entry level contract […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Michael Chaput for One More Year

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The Vancouver Canucks announced Thursday night that they have re-signed depth center Michael Chaput. He inks a new one-year, one-way deal worth $687,500. The 25-year-old center was originally drafted in the third round 89th overall in 2010 by the Philadelphia Flyers. However, Chaput never played a game for the organization. While he was still in development […] READ MORE