Winnipeg Jets Acquire Defenceman Brenden Dillon From Washington

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The Washington Capitals have agreed to trade veteran defenceman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a pair of second-round draft picks. The Capitals will get the Jets second-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 drafts in exchange for the 30-year-old defender. The 2nd round picks are confirmed to be in 2022 and […] READ MORE


Trevor van Riemsdyk Signs Extension with Washington Capitals

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Defeceman Trevor van Riemsdyk signed an extension with the Washington Capitals early Sunday morning. The deal is two years, $950,000 on average per year. This deal signs van Riemsdyk through the 2022-23 season. Hearing #caps have signed D Trevor van Riemsdyk to a 2-year extension. $950k AAV. — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) March 21, 2021 Trevor […] READ MORE


The Indefensible Kevin Labanc Contract

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As the San Jose Sharks‘ 2021 season approaches, we’ll start by reviewing some important offseason moves. There were not a lot of major moves, but one retained player raised eyebrows. Or rather, the contract raised eyebrows. The team signed restricted free agent Kevin Labanc to a four-season deal at $4.725 million per season. There was […] READ MORE



San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson Reaches A Fork in the Road

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The author of famous quotes, Yogi Berra, is reported to have said, “when you come to a fork in the road, take, it.” It’s not terribly useful advice for most people, but I suspect the San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson, the team’s general manager, can relate. His Sharks are at a fork in the road. […] READ MORE



Exploring This Off Season for the Florida Panthers 2020-21

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The Florida Panthers hired a new general manager in Bill Zito. Zito has a lot of work cut out for him, with the Panthers’ roster ageing and numerous bad contracts starting to affect plans. Zito’s been left with quite a mess to clean up. The Panthers have a lot of questions to answer this off-season. […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look towards the offseason. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE



2019-20 San Jose Sharks Season Review: The Defencemen

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The 2019-20 San Jose Sharks were designed to win from the blue line. The Sharks season featured three premium defencemen. Two had Norris Trophy wins, a third won an Olympic gold medal. In terms of salary cap hit among NHL defencemen, these players are first, tied for fifth and 14th. Previously: Season Overview Previously: The […] READ MORE