Edmonton Oilers Extend Young Goaltender

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Ken Holland has sent someone an early Christmas Gift. The Edmonton Oilers have locked up goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year extension with a cap hit of $2.6 million per season. This is a great deal for him and the team and it helps solidify the crease beyond this season. Edmonton Oilers Extend Stuart Skinner […] READ MORE




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


Without Salary Cap Toronto Maple Leafs Lineup Is Not Better

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Many fans and players begrudge the implementation of a salary cap in their sport. Without a salary cap players get paid more. Fans can buy a favourite player’s jersey and worry less that they will leave when their contract is up. During the quietest time of the offseason, it seems the perfect time to have […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Moves Are Risky, But Understandable

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The Toronto Maple Leafs management team made some risky roster moves this week to start free agency. Critical chatter, of course, followed shortly thereafter. “Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.” Such is the way in hockey-mad, championship-starved Toronto. Yet, it can be argued that their current roster is better than the one they […] READ MORE


Jack Campbell Gets New Deal in Free Agency

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Goaltender Jack Campbell signs a contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The contract is five years and $25 million. Or $5 million per season. Campbell helped the Toronto Maple Leafs get to Game 7 of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Campbell 5×5 EDM — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) […] READ MORE