Canucks Aligning Their Stars with Pettersson & Hughes

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Halfway through September isn’t where the Vancouver Canucks fans want to be thinking about contracts. They’ve had more than enough of that in recent years, with stars cutting their current deals quite late. Scoring leader Brock Boeser‘s bridge deal remained unsigned until the end of training camp two years ago. Captain Horvat’s contract was signed […] READ MORE



How To Offer Sheet in the NHL

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You may have heard: Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed an offer sheet from the Carolina Hurricanes. It’s a lovely, snarky little thing, and lots of fun to talk about. But it’s also designed to stop any more from happening in the future. So have fun with this one, because it might be the last we see in […] READ MORE



Should the Detroit Red Wings Offer Sheet Elias Pettersson?

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For those who follow me on Twitter (@RivardNHL if you don’t), you already know my thoughts on offer sheeting Elias Pettersson. Having said that, I believe in objective journalism. I’ve been wrong before and I’m certain I’ll be wrong again. This has brought us here: the crossroads of a potentially large move. About a month […] READ MORE


Reasons To Be Optimistic About The 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks

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The 2020-21 season wasn’t easy for the Vancouver Canucks. It was even worse for their fans, especially the ones who like to make some bets on their number one team. It all started when the off-season hit and they lost two of their most important core players. Their starter goaltender Jacob Markstrom and defenceman Chris […] READ MORE




2021 Vancouver Canucks 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


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Vancouver Canucks

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE