Mathew Barzal Re-Signs with New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders signed restricted free agent center Mathew Barzal to a three-year contract extension worth $21 million, with an AAV of $7 million per season. The contract carries Barzal through the 2022-23 season. Barzal is 3×7 — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 9, 2021 New York Islanders Re-Sign Mathew Barzal In his three full […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 St. Louis Blues

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey 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 […] READ MORE


Reliving the Best Alex Steen Moments With the St. Louis Blues

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The St. Louis Blues announced the retirement of Alex Steen on Thursday morning. The news that Steen had to retire because of a back injury is incredibly sad. Instead of focusing on the way his career ended, let’s take a walk down memory lane and relive a few of Steen’s highlight-reel worthy moments as a […] READ MORE


Excitement to Come in a St. Louis Blues Division Realignment

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NHL fans are still hopeful mid-January start date despite no plans being set in stone yet. The season will look different than in normal years with a shortened schedule and only division games. With that in mind, a couple of different potential division re-alignment plans have been discussed and reported. For the St. Louis Blues, […] READ MORE


2020-21 St. Louis Blues New Additions Impact

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Now that we have discussed the St. Louis Blues’ signing Torey Krug, let’s talk about the other new additions to the 2020-21 St. Louis Blues. As of right now, it only looks like one of them is going to make the team right off the bat. The rest will likely start the season in the AHL […] READ MORE


Positives and Negatives of St. Louis Blues’ Torey Krug Signing

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It’s now been over a month since the St. Louis Blues signed defenceman Torey Krug and ended the Alex Pietrangelo era in St. Louis. Blues fans have started to calm down and think rationally about the future of the team. So, let’s talk about the potential positives and the negatives of the signing.   Positives […] READ MORE


Re-visiting the St. Louis Blues’ Robby Fabbri Trade

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On Nov. 6, 2019, after the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2, the Blues announced that they had traded forward Robby Fabbri to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Jacob de La Rose. At the time, Fabbri was not making the lineup every night for the Blues. […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Next Captain Options

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It’s been almost two weeks since Alex Pietrangelo signed a 7-year, $8.8 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. The dust has begun to settle and St. Louis Blues fans have started to think forward. Everyone already seems to have their mind made up on who the 23rd captain of the Blues will be, but let’s […] READ MORE


Anaheim Ducks Sign Kevin Shattenkirk

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The Anaheim Ducks signed unrestricted free-agent defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk to a three-year contract worth $11.7 million, that carries a salary-cap hit of $3.9 million per season. This contract takes him through the 2022-23 season. three years, $3.9 M AAV for Shattenkirk in Anaheim https://t.co/8BzWZWcLVD — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 9, 2020 Kevin Shattenkirk Signs With […] READ MORE


Report: Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Pat Maroon

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The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed unrestricted free agent forward Pat Maroon to a two-year contract worth $1.8 million, which carries an AAV of $900,000 per season. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season, Frank Seravalli reports. Hearing Pat Maroon (2 x $900k) and Luke Schenn (1 x $800k) have both agreed to terms to […] READ MORE