Calgary Flames Remove Interim Tag From Head Coach Geoff Ward

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The Calgary Flames have removed the interim tag and named Geoff Ward as their official head coach. Ward has now officially become the 20th head coach in the Flames franchise history. Ward was named interim head coach following the resignation of Bill Peters who stepped down amidst allegations of racism. During his run as the […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Re-Sign Lukas Vejdemo To Two-Way Deal

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The Montreal Canadiens have announced that forward Lukas Vejdemo has been re-signed to a one-year two-way deal. This deal pays him $750,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the AHL. Vejdemo’s future was unclear. He was not included on the Return to Play list for the postseason. This one-year signing by general manager Marc […] READ MORE


Todd Reirden Fired By Washington Capitals After First Round Elimination

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Todd Reirden Fired Head coach Todd Reirden has been fired by the Washington Capitals following their second consecutive first-round playoff exit. The dismissal was announced by general manager Brian Maclellan on Sunday just three days after the loss. The defeat was underlined by their opponent… the Barry Trotz coached New York Islanders. Maclellan released the […] READ MORE


Where Toronto Maple Leafs Free Agent Tyson Barrie May Land

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Last summer Tyson Barrie was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a key part of the Nazem Kadri deal much was expected of the right-handed offensive defenceman. The season got off to a rocky start however as then head coach Mike Babcock miscast him. Barrie shines as an offensive force and power play quarterback. […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Beat Toronto Maple Leafs With Superb Goaltending

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For two years in a row, the Toronto Maple Leafs ran into the Boston Bruins. For two years in a row, the Bruins eliminated them. This year many Maple Leafs fans thought having the Columbus Blue Jackets as an opponent would be an easier time. But those fans were very wrong. Despite a break out […] READ MORE


Goaltending Shining in Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets Series

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets have engaged in a war of conflicting styles. For two games they have pitted offence against defence and both games have been completely different in style and result. While both games provided different questions, in a surprise twist the quality of goaltending, a complete x-factor at the […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Qualifying Round Preview

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The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are about to, finally, get underway. While the interruption of the regular season from COVID-19 disrupted everyone’s lives, it did provide a very different look for some play-in teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets, for example, will provide Toronto fans with something new. The Boston Bruins have […] READ MORE


The Realistic Trade Value Of The Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel

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Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres has the hockey world abuzz with trade rumours. The internet instantly flooded with trade rumours as both bloggers and professional hockey writers started to put together imaginary deals. These deals, almost without exception, included prospects of varied value and often a bad contract coming back to create room. While […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes One-Hit Wonders

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s One-Hit Wonder series. Each day, we will take a look at a new team’s three biggest one-hit wonders. These are players that had one great season or playoff run but never did anything like that again. Join us every day for a new team! Today we take a look […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Forward Chris Thorburn Retires

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St Louis Blues forward Chris Thorburn announces his retirement following a 14 year NHL career. He career was capped with being a part of the 2019-2019 St Louis Blues Stanley Cup winning roster. Congratulations to Chris Thorburn, who today announces his retirement following 801 NHL GP. The forward played for four franchises and was a […] READ MORE