Today in Hockey History: NHL Debut of Zamboni Machine

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Normally we’d be closing in on the final push of the 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 on this day. Here’s our look at […] READ MORE




Nashville Predators Biggest Draft Boom and Bust since 2000

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Welcome to Last Word’s Draft Boom and Bust series. As the 2020 NHL Entry Draft approaches, we decided to examine each team’s best and worst pick since the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The biggest boom is a player that had the best value relative to where they were selected. Meaning, no one in the first […] READ MORE


2019-20 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Coaches

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The were few stories in Sharks Territory more awkward with less consensus than the 2019-20 San Jose Sharks coaching carousel. Previously: Season Overview,  The Forwards,  The Defencemen, The Goalies Up now: The Coaches Up next: The Management   The team began the season helmed by Peter DeBoer, returning for his fifth season behind the Sharks’ […] READ MORE


2019-20 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Goalies

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The 2019-20 San Jose Sharks entered the season with the same goalie pairing they’d used in the prior three seasons. It wasn’t good last season and the team hoped for a bounce back this season. Previously: Season Overview,  The Forwards,  The Defencemen Up now: The Goalies Up next: The Coaches   The 2019-20 San Jose […] READ MORE


Urgency, Bob Boughner and the San Jose Sharks

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The San Jose Sharks have a new, interim head coach in Bob Boughner. The Sharks fired Peter DeBoer along with his assistants Steve Spott, Johan Hedberg and Dave Barr. We’ve previously covered DeBoer’s failings – his dismissal is anything but out of the blue. The Sharks had not won a game this December under DeBoer […] READ MORE