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What to Expect From the Upcoming Season of Liiga Hockey: Examining Who Will Reign Champion
Last Word Staff - Aug 27, 2021

Liiga hockey is the top professional hockey league within the region of Finland. Within the entire European region, this league holds as one of the top professional hockey leagues, and in fact comes in third place, from the rankings of the IIHF. Created in 1975, it replaced the old amateur league of SM-sarja, and since […]

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Travis Hamonic Takes Leave of Absence
Erin Butler - Oct 18, 2021

Any conversation about Travis Hamonic is juggling grenades at this point, but news is news. Hamonic and the Vancouver Canucks have mutually agreed that he will take a leave of absence as of October 18th. Statement from General Manager Jim Benning: — Canucks PR (@CanucksPR) October 18, 2021 Working Without Travis Hamonic Hamonic was […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets Max Domi Injured, Out With Fractured Rib

The Columbus Blue Jackets announce that forward Max Domi is injured and has been placed on the injured reserve list for an expected two to four weeks with a rib fracture, occurring Saturday when the Blue Jackets faced off for the first time against the Seattle Kraken. RELEASE: Forward Max Domi has been placed on […]

Nikita Kucherov Out With Undisclosed Injury

Nikita Kucherov out indefinitely because of an undisclosed injury. His injury status was updated on Monday afternoon. Nikita Kucherov will be out indefinitely for the Lightning because of an undisclosed injury. "It's definitely not a day-to-day thing," coach Jon Cooper said. — (@NHLdotcom) October 18, 2021 Nikita Kucherov Out Indefinitely with Injury Tampa Bay […]

NHL Suspends Evander Kane for COVID Violation

The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward, Evander Kane, for 21 games, for violation of COVID protocols. The decision came early Monday evening. NHL announces 21-game suspension for Evander Kane, for violation of COVID protocols — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 18, 2021 NHL Suspends Evander Kane Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games, […]

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Edmonton Oilers Players Off to a Strong Start

The Edmonton Oilers hit the ice this evening against the Anaheim Ducks for their third game of the year. The Oilers’ season isn’t even a full week old yet, but they sit atop the Pacific with a 2-0 record, both wins coming against division rivals. A large part of the Oilers’ story so far has […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets Players to Watch in 2021-22

The 2021-22 season has gotten off to a great start for the Columbus Blue Jackets players. Although it is far too early to make any assessments, there have been plenty of good performances. Going with those performances are a few names to watch in this season for the Blue Jackets. Blue Jackets Players to Watch […]

Canucks 2021-22 Season
Vancouver Canucks 2021-22 Season One Week In

Normally we cover this ground each year, but last season had… issues. This year we’ve got the puck dropped more or less on time, semi-filled arenas, and advertising on helmets is here to stay. All right, the Vancouver Canucks 2021-22 season is not perfect. But it’s certainly better than 2020-21! Let’s see where all the […]

NHL Rumours
NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Ottawa Senators

It’s time for another dose of NHL rumours. We start the work week with another run through the latest hockey gossip. Teams are trying to found out how to fit key pieces under the salary cap. We also have the latest in the ongoing saga between the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel. Today’s NHL rumours […]