Washington Capitals Midseason Assessment

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Welcome to the midway point of the 2021-2022 NHL season. NHL franchises from coast-to-coast are now refocusing, retooling, and rethinking what they need to do to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the Washington Capitals, this season has proven to be a significant test for both their older, star-studded core and their […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Washington Capitals

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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


Washington Capitals Re-Sign Conor Sheary

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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that Conor Sheary signs a two-year, $3 million contract extension. The contract will carry the forward through the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, with a cap hit of $1.5 million. NEWS | The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Conor Sheary to a two-year, $3 million contract. Full Details: https://t.co/kGcuCK7vtX#ALLCAPS | […] READ MORE


Conor Sheary Signs with Washington Capitals

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According to Elliotte Friedman, the Washington Capitals have signed free agent forward Conor Sheary. It is a one year deal worth $735,000. Hearing WASH closing in on signing two-time Stanley Cup champion Conor Sheary — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 22, 2020 Conor Sheary Signs with Washington Capitals Over his five year career, Sheary has played […] READ MORE




Evan Rodrigues Reunites with Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are reuniting with Evan Rodrigues. The team traded him away during the NHL playoffs; apart of the deal that brought Kasperi Kapanen back to Pittsburgh. But despite acquiring him, the Toronto Maple Leafs did not extend a qualifying offer to the restricted-free agents Rodrigues. This made him an unrestricted free agent, opening […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Playoffs Failures Gives Team Uncertain Future

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The Pittsburgh Penguins prominence for the last decade has been special. The team won back to back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017, produced two Hart Trophy winners, and dominated their rivals, the Washington Capitals, for the better part of the last decade. Since 2017 however, the Penguins have indicated that their star-studded team is […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins 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