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2021-22 Calgary Flames
Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Calgary Flames
Aatif Qureshi - Sep 15, 2021

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 […]



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Detroit Red Wings Re-Sign Givani Smith
Jake Rivard - Sep 14, 2021

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that they have re-signed Givani Smith to a two-year deal. Smith’s salary has yet to be announced. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-singed left wing Givani Smith to a two-year contract. Details: https://t.co/aMryVYbgn9 pic.twitter.com/sX2wYXs2XE — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 14, 2021 Givani Smith Re-Signed by Detroit Red Wings […]

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St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Tyler Bozak

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed veteran forward Tyler Bozak as the NHL season is approaching. St. Louis enters a season looking to redeem themselves after what can only be described as a disappointing shortened season in 2020-21. The deal is for one year and carries a value of $750,000. It also includes possible bonuses […]

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Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres

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 […]

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Ryan Donato Signs with the Seattle Kraken
Erin Butler - Sep 13, 2021

When Ryan Donato was left unprotected in the expansion draft, and then not given a qualifying offer by the San Jose Sharks, he became an obvious target. Not just for the Seattle Kraken, of course. Any team interested in a young centre with good possession numbers who can produce with limited ice time was interested. […]

Dylan Larkin Trade
A Realistic Look at Trading Dylan Larkin
Jake Rivard - Sep 10, 2021

Filling a need during the offseason is no small feat. Whether you head to free agency or take your bets at the trade table, every move is a gamble. Currently, the New York Rangers have a need for a top-six centre. The Athletic contributor Shayna Goldman (one of my favourite contributors) recently published a piece […]

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Calgary Flames Sign Erik Gudbranson

Defenceman Erik Gudbranson has made a decision, as the Calgary Flames announced a one-year deal for the veteran defenceman today. Chris Johnston reports the deal is worth $1.95 million. $1.95M https://t.co/206bO1TMnT — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 10, 2021 Erik Gudbranson Signs With Yet Another Team This is the first time Erik Gudbranson’s been able to […]

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Top 10 NHL Draft Selections & Player Development
Kyle Pereira - Sep 9, 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 […]

David Backes
David Backes Signs One-Day Contract, Retires As a St. Louis Blue

Longtime NHL player David Backes signed a one-day contract with the St. Louis Blues earlier Wednesday morning. After this move, he announced his retirement from professional hockey. This was a very kind gesture by the organization to let Backes retire as a member of the club he spent much of his career with. David Backes […]