Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2021-22, 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 […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jake Virtanen Signs in KHL

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The Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen is headed to the KHL. The Athletic’s Rick Dhaliwal reports the embattled former Canucks forward is joining Spartak Moscow. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed. Hearing Jake Virtanen is close to signing with Spartak in KHL — Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) September 7, 2021 Vancouver Canucks Jake […] READ MORE


Ilya Sorokin Re-Signs with New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders signed restricted free agent goaltender Ilya Sorokin to a three-year, $12 million contract. The salary carries a cap hit of $4 million per season. #Isles Transactions: Anthony Beauvillier, Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri and Ilya Sorokin have all agreed to multi-year contracts. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 1, 2021 Ilya Sorokin […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Pittsburgh Penguins History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


Sam Reinhart Signed with Florida Panthers

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The Florida Panthers signed Sam Reinhart, their restricted free agent winger, to a three-year contract worth $19.5 million, or $6.5 million annually. This contract carries him through the 2023-24 season. Some news we think you’ll be VERY interested to read… Sam Reinhart is officially a Florida Panther, signing a three-year contract!! 📝 » https://t.co/3vZTGwZV9n pic.twitter.com/CoJrtqfWNc […] READ MORE


Hockey Canada Announces Coaching Staff for Beijing 2022 Olympics

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Today marks the first day since the closing ceremonies of the somewhat controversial 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Due to Covid-19 concerns, the games occurred this summer, in 2021, rather than in 2020 as its title suggests. Now, the Olympic chats transition quicker than usual to focus on the upcoming Winter Games. With only six […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Depth Tested by Cap Constraints

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The 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche team, as Joe Sakic put it, was “as deep a team as we’re going to have here“. And really, it’s hard to disagree with him. Every position, especially after the trade deadline acquisitions, sat stocked full of capable pieces. A “Cup or bust” aura circled around the team, both inside and […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Contenders Immediately in Weak Pacific Division

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Despite having yet to play a single NHL game, people have high expectations for the Seattle Kraken. Never before in the league’s history have expectations been this way for a brand-new team. For the most part, new franchises experienced little to no success for at least their first few seasons. After all, they had very […] READ MORE


UFA Mathieu Perreault Signs with the Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens signed Mathieu Perreault, an unrestricted free agent forward, to a one-year contract worth $950,000. Perreault spent last season with the Winnipeg Jets. Renaud Lavoie was first with the news. A versatile veteran, Perreault can play at all three forward spots. Mathieu Perreault s’entend avec les @CanadiensMTL sur les termes d’un contrat d’un […] READ MORE


RFA Filip Chytil Re-Signed by New York Rangers

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The New York Rangers re-signed Filip Chytil, their restricted free-agent forward, to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million, or $2.3 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season. The Chyt’s back on. 🔥#NYR and RFA Filip Chytil have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/uZtBxOsynD — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July […] READ MORE