Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers

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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 the […] READ MORE



If NHL Players Were Vegetables

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During the regular season, I made a promise. Or, I suppose, I predicted I’d write a piece like this. Well, it’s time for me to pay the piper. We’ve got a long offseason ahead of us. Sure, we’ll get a few pieces here and there. After all, Jack Eichel still hasn’t been traded. But what […] READ MORE


Connor McDavid Wins Hart Memorial Trophy

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The NHL announced today that forward Connor McDavid has won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP. This is the second Hart Trophy in his career. This year’s winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, the player most valuable to his team during the regular season, is Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97)! #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/Yw2VFT2Akl — NHL (@NHL) June […] READ MORE


Connor McDavid Wins Ted Lindsay Award

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Connor McDavid has won the 2021 Ted Lindsay Award, formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award. The Lindsay Award is given annually to the NHL’s most outstanding player during the regular season. Unlike the majority of the league’s honours, the Lindsay Award is voted on by the NHLPA rather than the Professional Hockey Writers’ […] READ MORE


2021 Edmonton Oilers Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. 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 […] READ MORE



Ted Lindsay Award Finalists Announced

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The NHL has named Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, and Auston Matthews as the three finalists for the 2020-21 Ted Lindsay award. The award is given annually to the league’s most outstanding player during the regular season. The next winner will assume the mantel from 2019-20 winner, Leon Draisaitl. Sportsnet revealed the trio Wednesday morning. Connor […] READ MORE