Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Washington Capitals

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 New York Rangers

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Washington Capitals 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


The Best Draft Class in New York Rangers 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


New York Rangers Re-Sign Goalie Igor Shesterkin

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The New York Rangers re-signed restricted free agent and Russian Goaltender Igor Shesterkin  to a four-year contract worth $22.666 million, or $5.66 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2024-25 season. Hearing Igor Shesterkin’s new deal with #NYR is 4 years, $22.666 million. AAV of $5.65 million. That is the most money ever […] READ MORE


Dougie Hamilton Signs with New Jersey Devils

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The New Jersey Devils have signed free-agent defenceman  Dougie Hamilton to a seven-year contract worth over $60 million, or above $8.5 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2027-28 season. Doug Hamilton done deal with @NJDevils 7 years north of 60m. #jackpot @Line_Movement @littlebuddhaco @NHL #signingseason — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 28, 2021 […] READ MORE


Report: Frederik Andersen Joins Carolina Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes have reportedly signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Frederik Andersen to a new contract. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun first reported the deal. All signs point to Freddy Andersen signing with the Carolina Hurricanes when the market opens. @TSNHockey @TheAthletic — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July […] READ MORE


Alex Ovechkin Re-Signs with the Washington Capitals

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The Washington Capitals have re-signed free agent and captain Alex Ovechkin to a 5-year contract worth $47.5 million, or $9.5 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Ovechkin 5x$9.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 27, 2021 Alex Ovechkin Re-Signs With the Washington Capitals Over his extensive 16-year NHL career the […] READ MORE


Report: New York Rangers Buyout Tony DeAngelo

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According to reports, the New York Rangers will buyout the contract of defenceman Tony DeAngelo. This comes after the team officially put in motion the plans to buy him out earlier this month. Hearing #NYR plan to officially begin buyout process for D Tony DeAngelo today. Two year cap charge for #NYR at $383k and […] READ MORE


2021 New York Rangers Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE