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NHL Rumours; NHL Trade Deadline Moves

We close out the work week with another set of NHL rumours. There’s still plenty of time before the March 21 trade deadline, but teams are already plotting what course they’ll take. Players will be on the move and some big names might be on the market. Today’s NHL rumours focus on the Montreal Canadiens, […]


Vegas Golden Knights vs St Louis Blues
Nic Hendrickson - Nov 22, 2021

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 […]

Vegas Golden Knights vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Melanie Rau - Nov 20, 2021

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 […]

Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks
Alex Slemp - Nov 18, 2021

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 […]

new york islanders vs tampa bay lightning
Alex Slemp - Nov 15, 2021

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 […]

NHL Rumours

It’s the start of another work week and that means more NHL rumours. Teams are trying to figure out what they’ll do in the coming months leading to the trade deadline. They’re also trying to figure out what the future holds beyond that. Today’s NHL rumours look at the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and Columbus […]

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex Slemp - Nov 13, 2021

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 […]

Metropolitan division summary
Alex Slemp - Nov 13, 2021

The 2021-22 NHL season is well underway. As we creep past the 10 game mark of the season, we as fans are beginning to build a general impression of how each franchise’s season is shaping up. In this summary series, we take a closer look at each division and evaluate how each team has done […]

Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Bret Litke - Nov 12, 2021

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 […]

rick nash jersey
Erin Butler - Nov 11, 2021

The Columbus Blue Jackets will retire a number for the first time on March 5th, 2022. Their opponent will be the Boston Bruins, with whom Rick Nash ended his NHL playing career back in 2018. Rick Nash will have his No. 61 retired by the Blue Jackets on March 5 before a game against the […]

Oliver Bjorkstrand
Nic Hendrickson - Nov 11, 2021

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand is off to the best start to a season of his career. While this statement does not come as a surprise to Columbus fans, it may to others around the league. This is a curious case as to whether it is sustainable or not, so let’s take a look. […]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins
Michael Verardi - Nov 6, 2021

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 […]

Blue Jackets winners
Nic Hendrickson - Nov 4, 2021

The first month of the season has come and gone, and with it comes a clearer picture of the direction the Columbus Blue Jackets are heading. Under new head coach Brad Larsen there has been a noticeable improvement in the style of play. With that, there are multiple individuals who have been reaping the benefits. […]

NHL Rumours
Josh Young - Nov 4, 2021

Welcome to another NHL Rumours. Today we’re exploring Travis Dermott possibly being on the trade block.  We’ll also look into the New York Rangers need for depth defencemen, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are taking calls on goalie Joonas Korpisalo. NHL Rumours Toronto Maple Leafs Rumour: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman said on the Jeff Marek Show […]

Los Angeles Kings vs St Louis Blues
Melanie Rau - Nov 3, 2021

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 […]

Player development
Kyle Pereira - Oct 28, 2021

Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […]



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Tommy Bennett - Oct 28, 2021

The Boston Bruins are one of the most iconic franchises in hockey history. An original six franchise that has seen some of the most recognizable names sport the black and gold and represent the spoked B with pride. A lot of that was more manageable as we did not live in a salary cap era. […]

Tim Thomas NHL Career
Justin Caron - Oct 28, 2021

In the first edition of our new weekly series where we analyze what happened to former NHL players, we will look back at the former Boston Bruin goaltender Tim Thomas. His road to the NHL, similar to climbing Mount Everest, being picked up in a helicopter and skydiving out of it, was lengthy and burdensome. […]

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Justin Caron - Oct 28, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how […]

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Georgia McCann - Oct 28, 2021

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Anaheim Ducks free agent signings
Matthew Mountjoy - Oct 28, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how […]

NHL Rumours
Matthew Mountjoy - Oct 28, 2021

The Vegas Golden Knights are in a tough spot now that goaltender Robin Lehner underwent hip surgery, and is expected to miss the entire 2022-2023 season. An option for them is to roll with the current tandem of both Logan Thompson and Laurent Brossoit, which would be more of an experiment than anything. Another option […]

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On the second last day of round robin competition, we give you the Finland and Slovakia game prediction. Both teams will have something to play for in this matchup. This contest will judge the gap between a perennial tournament powerhouse, and a team trying to lessen that gap. Team Slovakia is trying to prove they […]