Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 San Jose Sharks

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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


James Reimer Signed By San Jose Sharks

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The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent goaltender James Reimer to a two year-year contract worth $4.5 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $2.25 million. Reimer in San Jose, two years, $2.25M AAV https://t.co/UKBjmKzJ7H — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021 James Reimer Signed With the Sharks Over his 11-year NHL career, […] READ MORE


Report: Frederik Andersen Joins Carolina Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes have reportedly signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Frederik Andersen to a new contract. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun first reported the deal. All signs point to Freddy Andersen signing with the Carolina Hurricanes when the market opens. @TSNHockey @TheAthletic — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July […] READ MORE


Potential Offseason Goalie Targets for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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One of the emerging necessities for GM Kyle Dubas this offseason is shoring up the Toronto Maple Leafs goalie depth as well as looking at potential goalie targets through free agency and trade. With cap space severely limited and no clear goalie prospects waiting in the wings, the Leafs will need to consider all options […] READ MORE


Predators Legend Pekka Rinne Retires After 15-Year NHL Career

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Veteran goaltender and former Vezina Trophy winner, Pekka Rinne, has announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL. Rinne has spent his entire North American career as a member of the Nashville Predators. Nashville Predators goaltender and franchise icon Pekka Rinne announced his retirement from the NHL today following a decorated 15-year career.https://t.co/Gtit6GmweO — […] READ MORE


2021 Carolina Hurricanes 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



Carolina Hurricanes Petr Mrazek Undergoes Surgery

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The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that goaltender Petr Mrazek has undergone thumb surgery. His timetable for return is unknown at this time. The Hurricanes are doing well so far in 2020-21, but this absence could be significant for the team. The team announced the procedure Wednesday afternoon. Petr Mrazek has undergone surgery on his right thumb […] READ MORE