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bo horvat contract
Tommy Bennett - Feb 5, 2023

Nine years later, and Lou Lamoriello has Bo Horvat as one of his own. After being traded by the Vancouver Canucks before the trade deadline, Bo Horvat has a new contract. Horvat has signed a deal with the New York Islanders for the next eight years. Elliotte Friedman was the first to report the AAV […]


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 25: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Seattle Kraken during the third period at Climate Pledge Arena on January 25, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Erin Butler - Jan 30, 2023

The Vancouver Canucks finally traded captain Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders. Whether that’s the right move or not, it’s the direction the team is moving. And they’re doing it without Horvat. After shopping Horvat in a large and loud way, the return for Vancouver is Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty, and a projected 2023 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NHL Predictions
Justin Caron - Dec 22, 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 […]

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 26: New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (40) covers the puck during a game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders on March 26, 2022, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via NHL/Getty Images)
Justin Caron - Dec 13, 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 […]

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 […]

ELMONT, NY - OCTOBER 06: New York Islanders Right Wing Nikita Soshnikov (41) skates with the puck with New Jersey Devils Forward Nolan Foote (25) defending during the second period of the National Hockey League game between the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders on October 6, 2022, at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via NHL/Getty Images)
Luiza Vidal, Editor - Dec 9, 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 […]

Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate after Tavares scores his 400th goal - NHL Predictions
Justin Caron - Nov 21, 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 […]

Kyle Pereira - Nov 20, 2022

NHL 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 […]

NHL Predictions
Robert MacDonald - Nov 17, 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 […]

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Paul Maurice of the Florida Panthers looks on against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at United Center on October 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Justin Caron - Nov 7, 2022

The position of an NHL head coach is a very difficult one. Often the coach becomes the scapegoat and is susceptible to the finger-pointing that comes with a team’s poor play or undesirable results. During the 2022 off-season, 10 new head coaches were hired. One month into the season has provided a small sample of […]

Head coach of the New York Islanders, Barry Trotz, handles bench duties against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at Centre Bell on April 15, 2022 in Montreal, Canada. The New York Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-0.
Tommy Bennett - Oct 31, 2022

One thing that can make or break a team is coaching. Finding the right head coach can propel a team to new heights. This offseason we saw the coaching carousel take place. For example, the Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Philadelphia Flyers hired new coaches and it is paying off early. One man who […]

Arizona Coyotes Jakob Chychrun
Tommy Bennett - Oct 27, 2022

So much is going on in the hockey world. Teams are rising to the top and falling to the bottom. In breaking news, three significant players such as Aaron Ekblad, Gabriel Landeskog, and Josh Norris, are all out with injuries. In addition to that, the rumour mill keeps churning further and further. Today’s rumours focus […]

New York Rangers and New York Islanders
Tommy Bennett - Oct 26, 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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Erin Butler - Oct 26, 2022

When Jim Rutherford raised the option of a Vancouver Canucks buyout, the first thought was “who?” The second was “Wait, how?” All things are possible – if you’re willing to take some heat over them. Vancouver Canucks Buyout Options Few, But Possible The possibility of a buyout was raised during general manager Jim Ruthroford’s press […]

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 […]

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - APRIL 05: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck past Bryan Rust #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 05, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/NHL Getty Images)
Tommy Bennett - Oct 26, 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 […]

SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 21: Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning defends the net against the shot by Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena during an NHL game on October 21, 2022 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/NHL Getty Images)
Justin Caron - Oct 26, 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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Ben Kerr - Oct 26, 2022

In the offensive zone, his stickhandling allows him to control the puck and open up passing and shooting lanes. He has good vision and the ability to set up teammates for scoring chances.  Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. As we have now reached […]

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Joshua Grom - Oct 26, 2022

Every Monday, Last Word on Hockey will survey the Fantasy Hockey landscape and select a handful of players to assist in your weekly match. We will attempt to select “Studs” who may be available in your league as opposed to those who we know are already owned by other teams. The “Duds” will most certainly […]

Vijay Nagpal - Oct 26, 2022

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 […]

Jack Rathbone trade

It’s time for another edition of NHL rumours. Some teams are going to make drastic changes before the trade deadline. The March 3 deadline is coming fairly soon and teams like the Vancouver Canucks have already started making moves. Bo Horvat was already traded, but there may be some more names on the way out. […]