Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 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 […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […] READ MORE


Evander Kane Re-Signs

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The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed free agent Evander Kane to a four-year $20.5 million contract. The contract has an AAV of  $5.125 million and carries through the 2025-26 season. Kane spent the majority of the 2021-2022 season with the Edmonton Oilers, recording 39 points in 43 games with a +25. Hearing Evander Kane has re-signed […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Roster Moves After Duncan Keith Retirement

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Following the news that three-time Stanley Cup winner Duncan Keith was retiring, the Edmonton Oilers did not just wave goodbye to one of their veteran defencemen. They also shed his large salary, with $5.5 million coming off the books. This has given the Oilers front office the opportunity to pursue trades and re-sign key players […] READ MORE



Envisioning the Edmonton Oilers Offseason Moves

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To the surprise (or not) of many fans, the Edmonton Oilers made it all the way to Round Three before being swept by the Colorado Avalanche. Unsurprisingly, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl (on one good ankle) were the focal points of the team. Also unsurprisingly, their issues as a team were exploited dramatically by the […] READ MORE


What The Edmonton Oilers Depth Improvements Mean Going Forward

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On Saturday night, the Edmonton Oilers walked into the Bell Centre to face a very depleted Montreal Canadiens team. The Oilers were on a three-game winning streak and looking to keep their momentum rolling after an absolutely horrendous stretch of games from December to mid-January. With the Hockey Night in Canada lights shining bright, the […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 San Jose Sharks

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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



NHL Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part Four

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NHL Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey’s latest series takes a look at how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE