Chicago Blackhawks Owner Rocky Wirtz Dismisses Journalists

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Rocky Wirtz clashed with journalists at a recent press event for the Chicago Blackhawks. Mark Lazerus, a senior writer with The Athletic asked a panel representing the Blackhawks asked what the organization will do to empower players to ensure abuse, like that endured by Kyle Beach is not repeated. In response to his question, Wirtz, […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks AHL Affiliate Suspends Krystof Hrabik For 30 Games

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The San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, San Jose Barracuda, has suspended player Krystof Hrabik. The forward also received a 30 game suspension from the AHL due to his racist actions toward Tuscon Roadrunners forward Boko Imama. Hrabik reportedly made monkey-like movements toward Imama, a Black player. San Jose's Krystof Hrabik has been suspended 30 games […] READ MORE


Can the 2021-22 Chicago Blackhawks Make the Playoffs?

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With the return of the traditional divisions, in-person fans, and 82-game schedules, things will start to feel normal again this regular NHL season. Chicago will be back in the standard Central Division where they will face five teams they have not played against in over a year. When compared to last season, this will be […] READ MORE



Keeping Up With the Chicago Blackhawks News

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The Chicago Blackhawks front office has had quite the month. Despite the most pressing matter, the ongoing sexual assault lawsuit against former Chicago coach Brad Aldrich, they have been making so many moves behind the scenes that even the most dedicated Chicago fans might be struggling to retain it all. The following looks at the […] READ MORE


Blake Coleman Signs With the Calgary Flames

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After three outstanding seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and two Stanley Cups, Blake Coleman has decided to sign elsewhere. He’s taking a six-year deal with the Calgary Flames. The AAV on that contract is $4.9 million per season. Confirming that Blake Coleman is headed to Calgary. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021 Blake […] READ MORE


Cody Ceci Signs With the Edmonton Oilers

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Defenceman Cody Ceci has decided to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins after an outstanding regular season with them. He has decided to sign with the Edmonton Oilers on a four-year deal. The AAV will be north of $3 million per season. There’s a strong market for veteran ‘D’ in free agency: Word is that both Ian […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

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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


2021 Ottawa Senators 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