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NHL captains
Caleb Desjardins - Sep 14, 2022

With Nick Suzuki recently being named captain of the Montreal Canadiens and the youngest to don the captaincy in franchise history at just 23 years old, it leaves six franchises with a vacant captaincy across the NHL. Here are some players that could step into the role of NHL captains. Filling the NHL Captains Anaheim […]


buffalo sabres prospects
Megan Kirby - Jul 15, 2022

The Buffalo Sabres wasted no time this Friday afternoon with their prospects, signing all three of their 1st round draft picks to their respective three-year, entry-level contracts. This included Matt Savoie (ninth overall), Noah Ostlund (16th overall), and Jiri Kulich (28th overall). The Buffalo Sabres have signed forwards Jiri Kulich, Noah Ostlund and Matt Savoie […]

Mark Pysyk Traded
Luiza Vidal, Editor - Jul 14, 2022

The Detroit Red Wings announced that they have traded defenceman Mark Pysyk to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $850,000.00. He will beome a free agent again next summer. UPDATE: The #RedWings today signed defenseman Mark Pysyk to a 1-year contract. pic.twitter.com/AvbA0fm86j — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 14, 2022 Mark Pysyk Signs with […]

Luiza Vidal, Editor - Jul 13, 2022

The Buffalo Sabres announced forward Victor Olofsson has signed his contract with the team. He was a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. The contract is two years with an average value of $4.75 million. GOALOFSSON is BACK! We’ve re-signed the forward to a 2-year contract with an AAV of $4.75 million.https://t.co/ICNB9vIV2n | #LetsGoBuffalo pic.twitter.com/pfwBmbezPP […]

Logan Cooley, 2022 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jul 9, 2022

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2022 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Kyle Pereira - Jul 6, 2022

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 […]

NHL draft
Connor Lapalme, Editor - Jun 16, 2022

The NHL Draft is just under a month away. The draft always provides plenty of drama and intrigue amongst fans and media. This has been true since its inception. While people tend to get excited about trades and prospects, there are other moments that leave people scratching their heads. For this edition, we go back […]

NHL Player Development
Kyle Pereira - Jun 13, 2022

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 […]

The NHL Draft is just under a month away. The draft always provides plenty of drama and intrigue amongst fans and media. This has been true since the inception of the draft. While people tend to get excited about trades and prospects, there are other moments that leave people scratching their heads. In 1970 the […]

Buffalo Sabres Captain

The Buffalo Sabres have been without a singular captain since the start of the 2021-22 season. Jack Eichel was stripped of the captaincy before the season and Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo were alternate captains. The Sabres did have a better season than expected, but are still without a captain. However, there’s one logical choice […]

Kyle Pereira - Jun 2, 2022

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 […]

Hockey fans know of NHL legends. They know the names Gretzky, Lemieux, Richard, and Orr even if they never saw them play. Heck, it doesn’t take much to learn about lesser-known legends from all teams. Take the Buffalo Sabres for example. Names like Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, Rene Robert and Dominik Hasek are (they should […]

Ryan Strome
Kyle Pereira - May 17, 2022

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 […]

NHL Rumours
Josh Young - May 5, 2022

Welcome to another edition of NHL Rumours. Today, we look at the Nashville Predators‘ decision on whether to re-sign Filip Forsberg and the Vegas Golden Knights‘ decision on whether to bring back coach Pete DeBoer. We also explore what the Buffalo Sabres can do in goal next year. Let’s dive in! NHL Rumours All NHL […]

NHL Rumours

It’s Monday and it’s time for another fresh batch of NHL rumours. We take another look at three teams that are missing out on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. These three squads are looking to change their fortunes and make it back to the big dance soon. Today’s NHL rumours take a look at the Vancouver […]

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Luiza Vidal, Editor - Apr 29, 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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NHL player development
Kyle Pereira - Apr 29, 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 […]

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Justin Holl Trade
Alex Metzger, Editor - Apr 29, 2022

Justin Holl has become somewhat of a controversial topic when it comes to Toronto Maple Leaf fans. More often than not, it seems as if he is either considered a useful top-four player, or a guy who shouldn’t even be in an NHL lineup. In reality, it’s probably somewhere in the middle of that. Holl […]

Keith Yandle Retires
Justin Caron - Apr 29, 2022

After a career spanning 16 seasons veteran defenceman Keith Yandle has announced his retirement. The veteran defenceman will be “taking his talents to South Beach and doing nothing” he made the announcement to his friends over at Spittin’ Chiclets. "I'm retiring from the game of hockey….Taking my talents to South Beach and doing nothing." Our […]