Toronto Maple Leafs

Hayley Wickenheiser assistant general manager

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made another step in making hockey more inclusive for women. News broke Tuesday morning that women’s hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser has been hired as assistant general manager. Wickenheiser had been working in the team’s front office as head of player development. Ryan Hardy and Darryl Metcalf were also promoted to […]

Jeremy Franks - Jun 12, 2022

It was late in the second period of Game 6 in Tampa Bay. The Toronto Maple Leafs were trailing the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 with less than a minute remaining in the period. Leafs’ captain John Tavares scored. A huge last-minute tally to tie the game. Then, eight seconds before the horn for intermission, he […]

NHL Rumours

We’re deep into the Conference Finals, but we still have plenty of NHL rumours. Teams that have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs or didn’t make it are looking for answers. Some are trying to make cost-effective choices while others want to make a big splash. Today’s NHL rumours focus on the Ottawa Senators, […]

NHL Rumours
Matthew Mountjoy - Jun 4, 2022

Welcome to Saturday’s edition of our NHL Rumours. To kick off your weekend, we have some NHL rumours from the Minnesota Wild with their concerns about the future of Kevin Fiala, The Toronto Maple Leafs with some questions about whether one of their top assistants will leave for a top job , and the New […]

NHL Rumours
Taylor Newby - Jun 3, 2022

Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours on Last Word on Hockey. As we approach the off-season, the rumours are in full swing. Today we will be discussing the Toronto Maple Leafs and Rasmus Sandin, the Dallas Stars and Michael Raffl, and the Arizona Coyotes and Jakob Chychrun. All NHL rumours come from the […]

NHL Round Two
Alex Metzger, Editor - Jun 1, 2022

Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Hockey Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week, Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. […]

NHL Rumours
Oscar Elieff - Jun 1, 2022

The playoffs are in full swing, with some teams already being eliminated. Still, there are NHL rumours to be discussed. How the eliminated teams can improve for next season, and how can teams make themselves better for the 2022-23 season. Today we will be looking at NHL rumours surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, […]

Re-signing Zach Hyman
Jeremy Franks - May 30, 2022

It was an amicable breakup. After the 2020-2021 season Zach Hyman‘s contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs had expired. He had played six seasons for his hometown team and became a fan favourite. A hard-nosed player who could also contribute to the scoresheet. His grit and tenacity were endearing qualities on a team that lacked […]

Jason Spezza suspended; Jason Spezza retires

It’s been a long career as Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza retires after 19 seasons. News of retirement was made public on Sunday morning. Spezza immediately moves into a front office role with the Maple Leafs. He’ll be a special assistant to general manager Kyle Dubas Jason Spezza announced today his retirement from the […]

NHL Rumours
Taylor Newby - May 27, 2022

Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours on Last Word on hockey. As more team’s hit the off-season, more NHL rumours hit the internet. Today we will be discussing the Pittsburgh Penguins and their contracts with Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. As well as the Florida Panthers and potentially re-signing Claude Giroux. And the […]

Leafs player development
Jeremy Franks - May 26, 2022

Nikita Kucherov was taken with the 58th overall pick of the 2011 National Hockey League draft. 57 other players were deemed better prospects. It’s laughable when looking back at it in hindsight. Fans of Ontario’s franchises might want to cry. The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs had multiple cracks at him and passed.  Such […]

NHL Rumours

It’s Monday and it’s time to start the work week with another bunch of NHL rumours. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to the final eight and will get pared down further. Clubs that are in their off-season are getting ready to make moves and the NHL rumours are really ramping up. Today’s NHL rumours […]

Defenceman Mark Giordano
Alex Metzger, Editor - May 22, 2022

It was announced today that the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenceman Mark Giordano have agreed on a new deal. The contract is a two-year deal and has an AAV of $800,000. This is a huge move for Toronto and something that was rumoured to happen since they traded for him at the deadline. Defenceman Mark […]

NHL Rumours

It’s Saturday and we have a weekend edition of NHL rumours. Three of the “Original Six” teams are the centre of this edition of NHL rumours. There may be some long-term thinking in this one, but some things are work talking about. The two other rumours are front and centre at this moment. Today’s NHL […]

NHL Rumours
Taylor Newby - May 19, 2022

It’s time to discuss another edition of NHL Rumours featured on Last Word On Hockey. As the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs ends, eight teams’ seasons are cut short. With the off-season approaching, a new round of rumours come with. Today’s set of rumours focuses on the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the […]

NHL Rumours

Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word On Hockey. Eight teams found themselves emptying their lockers as they were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This has sparked a new batch of rumours regarding the recently eliminated teams. In today’s NHL Rumours segment, we focus on rumours surrounding […]

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how […]

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Justin Caron - May 18, 2022

On June 6th, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney made a surprising announcement. The team fired head coach Bruce Cassidy. The former Boston Bruins head coach made six straight playoff appearances and had an overall record of 245-108-46. Sweeney’s search for the 29th head coach in franchise history ended on July 1st. Jim Montgomery, former Dallas Stars […]