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2021 NHL Draft Class Introductions: Theo Rochette
Kyle Pereira - Apr 5, 2021

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […]



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New Jersey Devils Nikita Gusev Waived, Will Terminate Contract
Doug Winkey - Apr 9, 2021

The New Jersey Devils have waived Nikita Gusev with the intention of terminating his contract before the trade deadline on Monday. This comes after a long stretch of time where the 28-year-old Russian had not appeared in a game and wasn’t traded. Elliotte Friedman reported the move Friday morning. Nikita Gusev on unconditional waivers for […]

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Examining Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Options with the Chicago Blackhawks

As the trade deadline gets closer the number of phone calls between the 31 teams’ general managers increases as well. At least that’s how it’s seemed for Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. This week alone he’s had two deals made with the Florida Panthers. However, for Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s […]

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Digging Into the Tanner Pearson Deal

The Vancouver Canucks officially announced the signing of Tanner Pearson and Thatcher Demko today. Both being made together despite the time difference implies the team is done with their free-agent deals. Certainly, until the trade deadline is complete, anyway.  That is just as well, given the general reception to Pearson’s signing. Tanner Pearson Breakdown No, […]

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Vancouver Canucks Sign Tanner Pearson To Extension
Erin Butler - Apr 8, 2021

There is good news coming out of Vancouver. The Canucks announced they signed forward Tanner Pearson to a three-year contract extension worth $9.75 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $3.25 million. 3 years. $3.25 mil aav for Tanner Pearson and the Canucks. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 8, 2021 Tanner Pearson Signs Extension […]

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Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks Complete Five Player Trade

The Florida Panthers have traded Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman, and Henrik Borgstrom along with a seventh-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks. In return, Florida receives Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmark. Full trade: Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman and Henrik Borgstrom plus a 7th Rd pick in exchange for Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmark. Connolly has 2 […]

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MnM Hockey Podcast: NHL Trade Deadline Preview

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. […]

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Jacob MacDonald Receives Hearing for Elbowing Ryan Hartman

The Department of Player Safety is having a hearing for Colorado Avalanche defender Jacob MacDonald. MacDonald laid a late elbow on Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman, following Colorado’s 8-3 loss on Wednesday. Colorado’s Jacob MacDonald will have a hearing today for an Illegal Check to the Head on Minnesota’s Ryan Hartman. — NHL Player Safety […]

Columbus Blue Jackets Riley Nash Sidelined with Lower Body Injury

The Columbus Blue Jacket’s announced that center Riley Nash is out four to six weeks with a lower-body injury. Nash suffered an injury during the team’s 3-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on April 4th. Following a collision with Panther’s forward Noel Acciari, Nash was slow to get to the bench. Nash would not return […]