Metropolitan Division Stanley Cup Chances: Why Each Team Could or Couldn’t Win

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That’s right, Hockey is back! Although these 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs make history in a formatted 24-game round-robin this year, it will be no less an intense battle for these Metropolitan Division Stanley Cup contenders. In this series, we will discuss which teams have what it takes to lift the most coveted prize. Why Each […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals 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 […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Biggest Draft Boom and Bust Since 2000

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Welcome to Last Word’s Draft Boom and Bust series. As the 2020 NHL Entry Draft approaches, we decided to examine each team’s best and worst pick since the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The biggest boom is a player that had the best value relative to where they were selected. Meaning, no one in the first […] READ MORE


NHL Rivalry Breakdown: New York Rangers and New York Islanders

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Even as hockey leagues all over the world take a hiatus, the Last Word on Hockey team is still devoted to publishing quality content in the absence of live sports. Such begins a new series: the NHL Rivalry Breakdown. Each article will take a look at two longtime rivals and break down how the rivalry […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Out With Injury

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The Edmonton Oilers announced that center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is out injured for at least two games with a hand injury. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss tonight's #Oilers vs. Coyotes matchup due to a hand injury. He's expected to be out at least two games. pic.twitter.com/8wGNj7vhpD — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 25, 2019 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Injured Although […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Robert Bortuzzo Suspended

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The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that St.Louis Blues defensemen Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games. This is his second career suspension. St. Louis’ Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games for Cross-checking Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson. https://t.co/zYPlLjudxl — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 24, 2019 Robert Bortuzzo Suspended Bortuzzo has been […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Micheal Ferland Out, Sven Baertschi Recalled

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The Vancouver Canucks announced that forward Micheal Ferland is being placed on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Sven Baertschi has been recalled in his place. Injury Update: Micheal Ferland suffered an upper-body injury and will not return tonight. — Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) October 31, 2019 Forward Micheal Ferland has been placed on IR […] READ MORE


Nashville Predators Re-Sign Austin Watson

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The Nashville Predators re-sign winger Austin Watson to a three-year contract worth $4.5 million, or $ 1.5 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season. The #Preds have signed forward Austin Watson to a three-year, $4.5 million contract >> https://t.co/hOvBMosXCf — Nashville Preds PR (@PredsPR) November 1, 2019 Austin Watson Re-Signs With […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Mika Zibanejad Out Day-to-Day With Upper-Body-Injury

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The New York Rangers announced that top-line forward and current leading point scorer Mika Zibanejad is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Like all vague day-to-day timescales, it is yet unclear when the 26-year-old will return. UPDATE: Mika Zibanejad will not return (upper body injury). — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 27, 2019 Not much of […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Washington Capitals

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, 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