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Gustav Nyquist trade

It’s another round of NHL rumours this All-Star Break. Trade talks are starting to heat up with the March 3 trade deadline coming. However, there are some intriguing tales coming with that time crunch. Even the injured are getting looks at the upcoming deadline. The Columbus Blue Jackets have such a player that’s getting interest […]


Brock Boeser playing, he has been a rumoured piece in Vancouver Canucks trade rumours lately
Alex Metzger, Editor - Dec 7, 2022

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Nashville Predators games

The National Hockey announced makeup dates for the postponed Nashville Predators games on Saturday. Nashville’s two home games against the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will be made up later in the season. These games were called off originally due to a water main break at Bridgestone Arena in late November. The @NHL today […]

Picture of the Columbus Blue Jackets logo on their dark home jersey.
Kevin Knight - Dec 2, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets injury news continues to be grim. Today, the club released more details on long-term injuries to winger Jakub Voracek and defencemen Zach Werenski and Jake Bean. Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries Remain an Issue Bad News on Voracek Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen updated the status of Voracek, 33, who has a […]

Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate a goal by Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Mathieu Olivier (24) in a game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 23, 2022, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Kevin Knight - Nov 25, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today they have signed 2022 third-round draft pick Jordan Dumais to a three-year entry-level contract. NEWS: #CBJ have signed 2022 third round pick Jordan Dumais to a three-year entry level contract. The 18-year-old @HFXMooseheads forward leads the Canadian Hockey League (QMJHL, OHL, WHL) in scoring in 2022-23 with 19-30-49 in […]

Kyle Pereira - Nov 20, 2022

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Mathieu Olivier #24 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period against the Montreal Canadiensat Nationwide Arena on November 17, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.
Kevin Knight - Nov 18, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets have won three of their last four games and earned points in all four.  These improvements come as injury concerns continue and trade rumours begin to swirl. Columbus Blue Jackets Early Season Storylines Make the Injuries Stop The injuries continue to mount for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since the November 10th, […]

Patrik Laine of Columbus celebrates his goal during the 2022 NHL Global Series - Finland match between Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche at Nokia Arena on November 4, 2022 in Tampere, Finland.
Kevin Knight - Nov 14, 2022

On Saturday, star right winger Patrik Laine sustained a sprained ankle in the Columbus Blue Jackets‘ 4-3 OT loss to the New York Islanders. The club announced on Twitter that Laine will miss 3-4 weeks. INJURY UPDATE: #CBJ forward Patrik Laine suffered a sprained ankle in Saturday’s game at the NY Islanders and is expected […]

Jacob MacDonald of Colarado (L) against Zach Werenski of Columbus (C) and Nick Blankenburg of Columbus (R) during the 2022 NHL Global Series - Finland match between Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets at Nokia Arena on November 5, 2022 in Tampere, Finland.
Tommy Bennett - Nov 11, 2022

With the Columbus Blue Jackets season already in the gutter, this piece of news is a crushing blow. Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the season. After suffering a separated shoulder and a torn labrum, he will be out of the lineup leaving a glaring hole on the back end. […]

Tommy Bennett - Nov 4, 2022

Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s […]

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Tommy Bennett - Oct 28, 2022

Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s […]

Reverse Retro 2.0

The Reverse Retro 2.0 jerseys from Adidas were revealed on Thursday. Each sweater takes pieces from the team’s past and gives them a modern spin. The Metropolitan Division had some solid outings in the first go-around. However, there were also a few misses. Let’s take on the Reverse Retro Review for the 2.0 sweaters in […]

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Matthew Mountjoy - Oct 14, 2022

Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered much-watch TV. Today’s […]

Patrik Laine Columbus Blue Jackets
Justin Caron - Oct 13, 2022

After signing Johnny Gaudreau, one of the most coveted free agents available during the off-season, the  Columbus Blue Jackets enter the season with hopes of returning to post season action. However, their season opener did not go good at all. The Blue Jackets lost their opening game against the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of […]

Young NHL Players
Caleb Desjardins - Oct 9, 2022

Every year there are young players across the NHL who finally have their breakout seasons. Some players in this list you could argue have already experienced their breakout years. However, we will be taking a look at five young NHL players who are poised to not necessarily break out but explode and become stars during […]

2022-23 Columbus Blue Jackets
Erin Butler - Sep 17, 2022

Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […]



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Jack Rathbone trade

It’s time for another edition of NHL rumours. Some teams are going to make drastic changes before the trade deadline. The March 3 deadline is coming fairly soon and teams like the Vancouver Canucks have already started making moves. Bo Horvat was already traded, but there may be some more names on the way out. […]