Edmonton Oilers Mike Smith Out

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The Edmonton Oilers have lost goaltender Mike Smith. The veteran hasn’t played yet, but he has encountered an obstacle just the same. The news comes on the heals of a strong victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday evening. Patrick Johnson of the Vancouver Sun announced the absence Friday afternoon. Source tells me Oilers goalie Mike […] READ MORE


2020-21 North Division Preview

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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


Today in Hockey History: Mark Messier Gets Two Milestones

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Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be in the closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, 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 […] READ MORE


NHL Predictions for January 13th

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The 2020-21 season is finally underway. Each day, the team at Last Word on Hockey will break down the games for the day, providing NHL predictions for each of them. The first day of the season features five games. Without further ado, here are your NHL predictions for January 13th. NHL Predictions Pittsburgh Penguins vs […] READ MORE



Player Development of NHL Prospects: Top Three Picks

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Over the last several months, I have been crunching numbers, trying to solve the many questions of player development. With that, we here at Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft.  All advanced stats in this piece were taken […] READ MORE


Puck Talk Live Podcast: Episode 51 – North Division Predictions

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LWOS writers Logan Rosengard, Noah Foster, and good friend Raffi Sarrafian discuss news, updates, and more surrounding the most entertaining league in North America, the NHL! We post shows every Friday at noon CST, anywhere you get your podcasts. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, @pucktalklivepodcast.  Puck Talk Live Podcast: Episode 51 – North […] READ MORE




Throwing Haymakers Podcast: Kraken in the Water

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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