Colorado Avalanche Depth Stepping Up Down the Stretch

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The NHL regular season continues winding down, as the playoff race heats up. Compared to most seasons, though, the races look a bit different. For example, the Eastern Conference playoff picture hasn’t changed in months. As many predicted, the top eight from mid-season maintained their prominence and continued separating from the rest of the Conference. […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Struggle Early with Lineup Inconsistencies

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The Colorado Avalanche dropped three of their first four contests to start the season. They looked great on opening night against the Chicago Blackhawks, cruising to a 4-2 victory. The same couldn’t be said of the next three games. Against the St. Louis Blues and then Washington Capitals, the Avs never held a lead and […] READ MORE


Jack Johnson Signs With The Colorado Avalanche

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed free agent Defenseman Jack Johnson to a one-year contract worth $750,000. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. Johnson had originally started camp on a professional tryout. However, his hard work has earned him a spot. Jack Johnson signs in COL, one year $750K — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October […] READ MORE


2021 New York Rangers 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


New York Rangers Jack Johnson to Miss at Least Three Months Following Surgery

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Defenseman Jack Johnson may have had his season come to a close following a sports hernia surgery Friday. TSN’s Darren Dreger tweeted the news Saturday afternoon saying the New York Rangers defenseman successfully underwent the procedure and would be in recovery until June/July. This effectively puts an end to his season, unless the Rangers make […] READ MORE


Unlikely Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game, or […] READ MORE


Jack Johnson Signs with the New York Rangers

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It was announced today that veteran defenceman Jack Johnson has signed a contract with the New York Rangers. Johnson was recently bought out by the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, clearly, both sides feel he has more to give. The deal is one-year for one million dollars. Jack Johnson agreement with the NYR when complete, expected to […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Buyout Jack Johnson

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After trying to trade Jack Johnson after the Mike Matheson trade, the Pittsburgh Penguins decided to buy him out instead. For the next three years, he will be making a little less than $2M against the salary cap for the Penguins, and then for three years after, his cap hit will be $917K. With 3 […] READ MORE


Juuso Riikola Demands More Respect From the Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins just re-signed Juuso Riikola to a two-year deal. The deal has a cap hit topping $1 million, officially clocking in at $1.15 million. This inking has shocked Penguins fans. Many rumours have said that head coach Mike Sullivan was less than fond of Riikola. This, and the log-jam at left-defence, led many […] READ MORE