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Revisiting Goalie Play-In Predictions
Erin Butler - Aug 4, 2020

A week before the NHL resumed play, we predicted who the starting goalies would be for each series. So how did our goalie Play-In predictions go? Unpredictable Play-In Predictions Only a fool would try predicting pretty much anything about this year. And there’s no way they should put those play-in predictions on the internet for […]

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Trevor Daley
Trevor Daley Retires From NHL
Erin Butler - Oct 26, 2020

16-year veteran defenceman Trevor Daley announced his retirement from the NHL today. His last season with the Detroit Red Wings was his first without scoring a goal, and his worst all-around possession game. Over 43 games, Daley managed just seven assists with a 41 percent Corsi and 40.8 percent Fenwick. He had some bad luck […]

MIke Hoffman
The Buffalo Sabres Should Target Mike Hoffman

It seems, once again, that the Buffalo Sabres have found themselves in between a rock and a hard place. After another disappointing season, Sabres fans everywhere are disgusted with the direction the team is heading. In contrast, there is no such thing as an overnight fix in any professional sport. Yet, it has gotten to […]

Minnesota Wild Free Agents
Three Free Agents the Minnesota Wild Should Sign

With the first wave of free agency over, big-ticket players have found new home across the NHL. The remaining free agents make for intriguing choices among NHL GMs. Whether they’re high-risk, high-reward players like Andreas Athanasiou or high-scoring threats like Mike Hoffman, the free agent market is still in good hands. For Minnesota Wild general […]

chris tierney
Chris Tierney Signs Two-Year Deal With the Senators

The Ottawa Senators have re-signed centre Chris Tierney to a two-year deal. The contract pays the 26-year-old $2.8 million in year one, and $4.2 million in year two. Chris Tierney has agreed to a two-year deal. First year 2.8M Second year is 4.2M AAV is 3.5 million. #Sens like what he brings to the table […]

2021 Draft Class Introductions, Part Two

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 do a 2021 Draft Class Introduction to two names to pay attention […]

Linus Ullmark
Linus Ullmark Signs With Buffalo Sabres
Brandon Higley-Blair - Oct 25, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Linus Ullmark to a one year deal. This deal carries a cap hit of 2.6 million dollars and has him signed through the 2020-21 season. Welcome back @Icebeardude! 🙌 We have signed goaltender Linus Ullmark to a one-year contract worth $2.6 million. Details: — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) […]

Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup
The Road Back to the Stanley Cup for the Los Angeles Kings

The glow of two Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Championship victories in 2012 and 2014 has completely faded from Los Angeles Kings fans faces. The franchise promoted from within in current president Luc Robitaille and general manager Rob Blake. Left was an aging core group and an overwhelming amount of dead weight in cap space. […]

Sam Reinhart
Sam Reinhart Re-Signs With Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have signed 24-year-old centre Sam Reinhart to a one-year deal worth $5.2 million. We’ve signed center Sam Reinhart to a one-year contract worth $5.2 million. Details: — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 25, 2020 Sam Reinhart Agrees to Contract with Buffalo Sabres In 2014, the Buffalo Sabres drafted Reinhart with the […]