Seattle Kraken Improving Roster in 2022-23 Offseason

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After a lukewarm expansion draft last summer, Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis received some criticism for his selections. Ultimately, he justified the process by stating their goal to “weaponize cap space”. Basically, the proven talent available to Seattle, for the most part, came with higher price tags. And many of those prices also had […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Sign Veteran Defender to Contract

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Justin Schultz signs a deal with the Seattle Kraken. This now fortifies the defence of the Kraken. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports the defender has signed a two-year deal around $3 million per season. Sounds like Justin Schultz to SEA, 2x$3M-ish — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 13, 2022 Justin Schultz Signs for Seattle Schultz finished up […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Washington Capitals

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE



Throwing Haymakers Podcast: Kraken Down on Defence

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What happens when a Bruins fan faces off against two Maple Leafs fans? Intellectual discussion about all aspects of hockey, of course! Throwing Haymakers is a podcast started by Last Word on Sports writers Brandon Higley-Blair and Josh Erickson, as well as Mat Sheridan. Discussing everything from playoffs to predictions to pretty snipes, Throwing Haymakers […] READ MORE


Report: Justin Schultz Signs Deal with Washington Capitals

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The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Justin Schultz to a two-year contract according to Darren Dreger of TSN. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. The deal carries a cap hit of four million dollars per season. Which makes it an eight million total. Hearing Justin Schultz has agreed to a 2 […] READ MORE



Pittsburgh Penguins Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look towards the offseason. 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 this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look towards the offseason. 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 this operates has seen sweeping […] READ MORE