Carolina Hurricanes

Alec Roberson - Feb 7, 2023

Every season, the NHL trade deadline creeps up the calendar like the days leading up to Christmas. The rumors start swirling and personnel movement around the league follows. Even though they possess one of the NHL’s best records, the Carolina Hurricanes have their own wish list before the trade deadline to help them hoist the […]


Alec Roberson - Jan 27, 2023

With a strong defensive core, solid goaltending, and a deep set of forwards, the Carolina Hurricanes are poised to make a deep run in the 2022-23 Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, while their five-on-five play has been solid, their power play has been less than stellar for a contending team and may negatively affect their playoff […]

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Tommy Bennett - Jan 20, 2023

This is not the news that the Carolina Hurricanes injury report needed. The injury bug could not have come at a worse time. Carolina Hurricanes Max Pacioretty is out for the remainder of the season. In the game against the Minnesota Wild, he needed assistance getting off the ice as he grabbed the back of […]

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Justin Caron - Jan 10, 2023

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 […]

Tommy Bennett - Jan 1, 2023

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 […]

Tommy Bennett - Dec 28, 2022

The most important position in the game of hockey is the goalie. It is very similar to a starting pitcher, or the starting quarterback. A goalie can make a break a season and, like those two positions above, takes the heat if things go south. Having a goalie you can count on can help take […]

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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 […]

Two NHL Metropolitan division foes go at it as Islanders Romanov checks Devils Bastian
Justin Caron - Dec 10, 2022

The NHL season is rolling along full steam ahead; teams have now played past the season’s quarter mark. Some teams have played just as expected when the puck dropped for the new season. Other teams have been surprising by either overachieving or underachieving through the NHL first quarter. Today we look at the performance and […]

Phil Kessel Pittsburgh Penguins
Tommy Bennett - Dec 10, 2022

The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in all of sports. It is what players dream of. And when a team wins it all, the expression on their face says it all. They are living out their dreams. But another trophy is given out; the Conn Smythe Trophy. This award is given to the most […]

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Robert MacDonald - Nov 30, 2022

Over this past summer, the Carolina Hurricanes made waves with some heavy-hitting defenceman trades. The team sent Anthony DeAngelo to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for draft picks. This turned heads, considering DeAngelo quarterbacked the team’s powerplay and scored 51 points in just 64 contests. Teams atop the NHL don’t frequently part ways with their […]

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) and Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov (52) greet each other after a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Chicago Blackhawks on November 14, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
Kiera Little - Nov 23, 2022

The Carolina Hurricanes signed goalie Pyotr Kochetkov to a four-year contract extension worth $2 million AAV. This contract will carry him through the 2026-27 season. The contract was announced by the team this morning. The #Canes have signed Pyotr Kochetkov to a 4-year contract extension, with an AAV of $2M 👊https://t.co/3zjkJCdb5Q — Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) […]

NHL Predictions

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 […]

Luiza Vidal, Editor - Nov 12, 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 […]

Tommy Bennett - Nov 6, 2022

For the last few seasons, the surrounding buzz around the Carolina Hurricanes has been enormous. Ever since the team hired Rod Brind’Amour to be the head coach, they have become elite contenders in the Eastern Conference. Over the last few years, they have formed a core of players destined to hoist the Stanley Cup. Even […]

Emily Fehr - Nov 6, 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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Ryan O’Reilly was traded to the St. Louis Blues from the Buffalo Sabres in 2018 and has been an integral part of the Blues core ever since. He went on to lead the team to the Stanley Cup in 2019, beating a deep and tough Boston Bruins team and he was eventually announced the Conn […]

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