Columbus Blue Jackets Lock Up RFA Defenceman Jake Bean

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Just days after acquiring defenceman Jake Bean in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the restricted free agent. Bean and the Jackets agree on a three-year deal worth $7 million ($2.33 million AAV). The deal carries him through the 2023-24 season. Chris Johnston was first with the news. Jake […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Jake Bean From Carolina Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Jake Bean to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick (44th overall). Jake Bean Heading to Columbus Before playing in the NHL, Jake Bean spent two seasons with the Charlotte Checkers (Carolina’s AHL affiliate team). In the 2018-19 season, Bean captured the Calder Cup with […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Mock Draft: Metropolitan Division

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With the expansion draft protection lists submitted, the players on the block for the Seattle Kraken have been decided. Now in the lead-up to their inaugural draft, the Last Word on Hockey team are proposing their ideal selection from each team. As part of this exercise, salary cap and roster make-up have been incorporated into […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

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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



Carolina Hurricanes Black Aces

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Hockey is almost here! With NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman’s announcement for a 24- team playoff comes the excitement of playoff hockey. The resume of play isn’t 100% as the players and league continue talks. However, the league has opened up the playoffs to eight other teams. Bubble teams like the Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 60 – 41

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


TSP: Carolina Hurricanes Prospects

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Justin Faulk and Calvin de Haan Day-to-Day

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The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that defencemen Justin Faulk and Calvin de Haan are day to day with upper-body injuries. #Canes defensemen Justin Faulk and Calvin de Haan are day-to-day with upper-body injuries. Forward Micheal Ferland, who left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury, isn't expected to miss time. — Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) February 27, […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Defence Targets

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The Montreal Canadiens have gotten off to what most would consider a surprising start. The Habs are currently sitting tied for the second wild-card position with a record of 11-9-5. Team scoring is up as they currently sit tied for 13th with 77 goals. A far cry from last season where they finished third last […] READ MORE