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NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes and Sami Niku

Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word on Hockey. Teams are gearing up for the start of training camp to make the final decisions on their opening night rosters. Some teams still have some stars unsigned which is becoming more and more concerning as we inch closer to […]



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Zach Sanford Trade
Ottawa Senators Trade Logan Brown For Zach Sanford
Kyle Pereira - Sep 25, 2021

The pre-season is fast-approaching, meaning the season is about to get underway. Teams are working through training camp and finalizing their rosters. On Saturday, the Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues completed a trade that will alter that process. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has shipped centreman Logan Brown and a conditional fourth-round pick in […]

2021-22 Minnesota Wild
Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Minnesota Wild

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 […]

Sami Niku
Montreal Canadiens Sign Sami Niku
Jay Persaud - Sep 24, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens have signed defencemen Sami Niku to a one-year contract. The deal is a two-way contract, which will see Niku earn $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 at the AHL level, with a guaranteed salary of $475,000. The 24-year-old defencemen will join the Canadiens franchise after spending four seasons with the Winnipeg Jets […]

Carey Price
Carey Price, Others Fail Montreal Canadiens Physicals

A plethora of Montreal Canadiens players failed their initial training camp physicals. Team officials announced that Carey Price, Mike Hoffman, Paul Byron, Joel Teasdale and Josh Brook failed their physicals. The club also announced that Joel Edmundson is day-to-day while Brendan Gallagher is out for family reasons. Medical updates from the opening day of camp […]

Player Development: Jeff Skinner
Player Development of Top-10 Picks Part Three

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 […]

Evgeni Malkin
Evgeni Malkin to Miss Two Months

NHL.com reporter Wes Crosby announced today that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will miss two months with an injury.   Hextall: Malkin will miss at least the first two months. #Pens — Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) September 23, 2021 Evgeny Malkin Injured Malkin underwent surgery in June to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. […]

Nicklas Backstrom
Nicklas Backstrom To Miss Start Of Training Camp

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will miss the start of training camp, the organization announced today. Backstrom’s rehabilitation with his hip will keep him sidelined, and he is listed as week-to-week. #Caps center Nicklas Backstrom will miss the start of the 2021 Training Camp due to ongoing rehabilitation on his hip. Backstrom is currently listed […]

Jack Eichel captain
Jack Eichel Captain Status Stripped By Buffalo Sabres

Jack Eichel‘s captain status has been stripped from him by the Buffalo Sabres organization. This move was announced earlier today after Eichel failed his physical. This is the latest continuation in the battle between Eichel and the Sabres over the decision to get surgery on his neck. “I spoke to Jack two days ago, I […]