Detroit Red Wings 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 […] READ MORE


Dallas Stars 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 […] READ MORE


Jake Virtanen Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

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A jury in Vancouver, British Columbia has found Jake Virtanen not guilty of sexual assault. The alleged incident occurred in 2017 and came to light in 2021. The Canucks released Virtanen upon learning of the allegations. The former Vancouver Canucks forward wept openly as the verdict was read in the British Columbia Supreme Court on […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Stories: The Tale of the Two Stefans

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The NHL draft is full of intrigue and suspense. Any time you get all management teams from every team in a room, fans and media expect something big to happen. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, however, something almost unbelievable happens. Something that you think couldn’t happen. Sometimes these great hockey minds do […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens First Overall Pick History

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The Montreal Canadiens won the NHL Draft Lottery and secured the first overall pick. It’s hopefully the first step in re-building the proud franchise back to the top of the hockey world. It is going to be the first time in 42 years that the Canadiens hold the first overall pick. Still, when examining the […] READ MORE


Interview with Jack Han on Hockey Tactics and Chaos

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Jack Han understands that hockey is a game of chaos. Players are dropped into the middle of it to get through as best they can. Ideally, they maximize it on the attack and reduce it on defence. The job of coaches is to teach them how to do this. Chaos in Hockey with Jack Han […] READ MORE





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