Potential 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets Bounce-Back or Break Out Players

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Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. What are these? These are players that have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams. Whether that’s as someone who […] READ MORE


Today in Hockey History: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos Scores First Goals

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We’re normally starting up another hockey season, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history […] READ MORE


Setting Expectations for the 2020 NHL Draft’s Top Players

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The order of the 2020 NHL Draft’s top-15 picks is finally solidified. The New York Rangers landed the first-overall pick and, thusly, consensus-top-pick Alexis Lafreniere. With no more speculation about the draft order, attention has once again turned towards the 2020 NHL Draft top players. Thankfully, Byron Bader has updated his NHLe models with new […] READ MORE


NHL Qualifying Series Comic Captions: Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers

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Have you ever looked at a sports photo and thought of a funny caption? We have, and did a collection of some for the 2019-20 season. Now, we are continuing that with the NHL qualifying series which began recently. We are collecting some photos with humorous captions added to entertain you during this postseason play. […] READ MORE


New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Qualifying Round Preview

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As the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers rapidly approach, one series many have been waiting for is the New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Qualifying Round matchup. While these teams have never faced off in postseason competition, this season the Rangers clinched four wins over the Canes.  Phase Four of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan will […] READ MORE


Metropolitan Division Stanley Cup Chances: Why Each Team Could or Couldn’t Win

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That’s right, Hockey is back! Although these 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs make history in a formatted 24-game round-robin this year, it will be no less an intense battle for these Metropolitan Division Stanley Cup contenders. In this series, we will discuss which teams have what it takes to lift the most coveted prize. Why Each […] READ MORE


New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes Qualifying Round Odds Preview

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With the NHL returning on August 1, the action is starting to pick up on gambling sites around the world. Lines are going up on who is going to win, in how many games, and so forth. Sports Interaction has added some juice to the gambling component. Along with the series prices and props, all […] READ MORE


NHL Annouces 2020 Hart Trophy Finalists

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The NHL has released the three finalists for the 2020 Hart Memorial Trophy. The award is giving to the player judged most valuable to his team. The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association votes each year to determine the award’s recipient. This year’s finalists are the Colorado Avalanche‘s Nathan MacKinnon, the Edmonton Oilers‘ Leon Draisaitl, and Artemi […] READ MORE


Ted Lindsay Award Finalists Announced

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The NHL announced the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award. The finalists are Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers. 2020 Ted Lindsay Award finalists are Leon Draisaitl (EDM), Nathan MacKinnon (COL) and Artemi Panarin (NYR), as voted by their #NHLPA peers. […] READ MORE