Early Vezina Trophy Predictions

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In a season untouched by Covid, we would have seen the NHL reach its halfway point by now. Due to postponements, and a season pause at Christmas, only one team has reached the 41-game mark thus far. Regardless, we will be taking an early look at the leading goaltenders in the Vezina Trophy predictions conversation. […] READ MORE


NHL Predictions: Dec. 31 with Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers

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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 […] READ MORE




Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Curtis McElhinney Retires

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Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney has retired from professional hockey. McElhinney won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Lightning in the past two seasons serving as Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s backup. Curtis McElhinney retired from the NHL after 13 seasons. The 38-year-old goalie won the Stanley Cup each of the past two seasons with the Lightning […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE




Marc-Andre Fleury wins the Vezina Trophy

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On June 29th, all 31 NHL General Managers named Marc-Andre Fleury as the Vezina Trophy winner, awarded annually to the goaltender best at his position. This is the first Vezina Trophy for the veteran Fleury. Congratulations to first-time winner of the prestigious Vezina Trophy, Marc-Andre Fleury! #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/Fw7N2Gvkea — NHL (@NHL) June 29, 2021 Fleury […] READ MORE