Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets Cancel Practice due to Covid

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The Dallas Stars have cancelled practice and shut down facilities for multiple days due to positive Covid-19 tests within the organization. The Stars will likely have to postpone their first few games due to league protocols. In addition, the Columbus Blue Jackets have held 17 players out of practice today due to the NHL’s Covid-19 […] READ MORE


Dallas Stars Anton Khudobin Not At Training Camp

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The Dallas Stars have opened training camp without goaltender Anton Khudobin. The 34-year-old is facing an immigration issue. This comes on top of Ben Bishop‘s lingering injury woes. Elliotte Friedman broke the Khudobin news Monday morning. Per DAL media relations: Anton Khudobin absent from the start of training camp due to immigration issues. Joe Pavelski […] READ MORE


2020-21 Florida Panthers Schedule Preview and Season Predictions

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We’re heading into another one-off unique NHL scenario, much like the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Everything changed with regards to the league’s divisions, schedules, playoff qualification rules, and so on. And the year after this, things (sigh…knock on wood) go back to normal. But for now, the 2020-21 Florida Panthers represent one-eighth of the Central […] READ MORE


Corey Perry Signs With the Montreal Canadiens

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The Monreal Canadiens have come to terms on a deal with veteran forward Corey Perry. His new deal is worth $750,000 for the 2020-21 season. The Canadiens announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Corey Perry on a one-year contract. The deal has a value of $750,000.#GoHabsGohttps://t.co/owqtARgQtj — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Dallas Stars

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Comparing Potential St. Louis Blues Division Realignment Impact

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Fluid and ongoing conversations on the St. Louis Blues division and a possible realignment for 2021 continue amongst NHL brass. Canada’s border edict for COVID-19 travel is likely forcing the NHL to create a seven-team all-Canada division for the upcoming season, leaving league officials left to sort out the American chaos. The prevailing wisdom with […] READ MORE


Unlikely Dallas Stars Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game or […] READ MORE


Throwing Haymakers Podcast: The Saga Ain’t Dunn

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What happens when a Bruins fan faces off against two Maple Leafs fans? Intellectual discussion about all aspects of hockey, of course! Throwing Haymakers is a podcast started by Last Word on Sports writers Brandon Higley-Blair and Josh Erickson, as well as Mat Sheridan. Discussing everything from playoffs to predictions to pretty snipes, Throwing Haymakers […] READ MORE


Three ECHL Teams Expected to not Play The 2020-21 Season

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The ECHL is expected to announce that three teams will not be participating in this upcoming 2020-21 season. The Cincinnati Cyclones, Idaho Steelheads, and the Kalamazoo Wings will not be playing this season. ECHL News – Expect the league to announce that the Cincinnati Cyclones, Idaho Steelheads and Kalamazoo Wings will not play this season. […] READ MORE


2020-21 Dallas Stars Have Bright Future in Young Core

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Now that the 2020-21 Dallas Stars have officially re-signed Roope Hintz. Their roster looks ready for the 2020-21 season to start, whenever that may be. Looking up and down this line-up, the Stars are poised to make another run at Lord Stanley’s Cup. While at the same time heading into next season with so much […] READ MORE