NHL Predictions for January 18th – Early Games

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NHL predictions are difficult to make. A lucky bounce either way can completely change the outcome of a game. Today’s slate of games features a few matchups that will deliver high scores. Low scoring action will be found as well with two of the NHL’s best defensive teams taking the ice. Let’s take a look […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Ilya Sorokin To Make NHL Debut

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Early on in the New York Islanders warm up goaltender Semyon Varlamov took a shot up high and skated off the ice. It was announced that Varlamov will be scratched from Saturday night’s game and rookie Ilya Sorokin will make his NHL debut against the New York Rangers. Semyon Varlamov incident just a few minutes […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Sign Thomas Greiss

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The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Thomas Greiss today. The new deal is for two years and $7.2 million in total. His deal will run through the 2021-22 season and have an average value of $3.6 million per season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first reported the deal on Saturday. Hearing Thomas Greiss to DET 2x$3.6M — […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Re-Sign Ilya Sorokin To Contract Extension

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The New York Islanders have re-signed their prized goalie and best prospect Ilya Sorokin to a one-year contract extension worth $2 million. It carries a base salary of $1 million with a signing bonus of $1 million. This new contract is for the 2020-21 NHL season. $2M. $1M signing bonus and $1M salary https://t.co/xB75PJInFD — […] READ MORE



Detroit Red Wings Goaltending Future

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Now that the NHL Draft Lottery is behind us and the league is looking forward to resuming play for not only this season but also moving into next. As such, it's time we evaluate the Detroit Red Wings' goaltending situation. The Wings were, without a doubt, the worst team in the league this past season. Any chance of improving their fortune will require them to make significant changes in the net. As we know, goaltending is the backbone of any successful team. Before we look at what the future may hold, we will look at who manned the crease this season. READ MORE


New York Islanders Black Aces

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Last Word on Hockey is bringing you its Black Aces Series, covering every team in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. Recently the NHL owners and NHLPA agreed to an expanded playoff format to finish the 2019-2020 season and award the Stanley Cup. There will be 24 teams participating as opposed to the normal 16 teams. Today, we […] READ MORE



NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres and More

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Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from Last Word On Hockey. We got good news as the Commissioner Gary Bettman has announced the leagues return to play plan. However, the league still has some bridges to cross before they are truly set to return. This news has also brought along some new NHL […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Ink Samuel Bolduc

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The New York Islanders have signed defenceman Samuel Bolduc to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal carries him through the 2022-23 season. #Isles Transaction: Defenseman Samuel Bolduc has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.  https://t.co/6v8ek2mNd8 — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 30, 2020 Samuel Bolduc Signs With the New York Islanders The 19-year […] READ MORE