Los Angeles Kings Sign Alexander Edler

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The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to sign unrestricted free-agent defenceman Alexander Edler to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $3.5 million AAV. Alex Edler in LA, one year deal, $3.5M — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021 Alexander Edler Signs With the Los Angeles Kings In Edler, the Kings get an experienced defenceman […] READ MORE


How a Duncan Keith to Vancouver Canucks Trade Could Work

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Word is out that the long-time Chicago Blackhawk Duncan Keith would be willing to help the team with their “Aged, Expensive Player” problem.* Keith is a 38-year old defenceman with a $5.5 million cap hit for each of the next two years. His numbers have diminished over the last three years, even taking the reduced […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs’ Zach Hyman Suffers Knee Injury

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman is out for at least two weeks after spraining his MCL against the Vancouver Canucks. Leafs’ head coach Sheldon Keefe informed the press of Hyman’s injury status during his media availability on Monday. TOR head coach Sheldon Keefe says Zach Hyman has a sprained MCL. Out at least two […] READ MORE




The Last Stand of Alexander Edler

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For more than two decades the Vancouver Canucks have had an absolute rock patrolling their blue line. They entered this century with Mattias Ohlund, the 6′-4″ 230 pound Swede playing over 25 minutes a night. A decade later, it was Alexander Edler, the 6′-3″ 215 pound Swede playing over 24 minutes a night. That streak […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s NHL Rumours series. We’d like to take this moment to wish our American readers a happy, and more importantly, healthy, Thanksgiving. Today, we examine two potential contract extensions. They surround young players who both look to be important parts of their respective teams’ futures. However, the feasibility of […] READ MORE


About the Vancouver Canucks Defence

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The Vancouver Canucks defence had one big gain to go along with two-and-a-half serious losses this off-season. If the defensive corps remains the same as it is now, their high-risk, high-reward style has to change. Changes and Challenges on the Vancouver Canucks Defence When Alexander Edler was re-signed at the end of the 2018-19 season, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks: Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments of the decade. Here is the Vancouver Canucks Team of the Decade lineup. Vancouver Canucks Decade Team […] READ MORE