The Optimist’s Guide to the 2021-22 Detroit Red Wings

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Author’s Note: This is my final piece with Last Word on Sports. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I hope you’ve liked the words I’ve written about the Detroit Red Wings. If you’d like to stay in touch, please feel free to give me a follow at @RivardNHL on Twitter or reach out […] READ MORE


2021-22 Expectations for Filip Zadina

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When Filip Zadina finally earned a full-time roster spot, Detroit Red Wings fans rejoiced. After watching first-rounders like Evgeny Svechnikov and Dennis Cholowski struggle to make an impact, hope appeared on the horizon with Zadina’s emergence. Originally drafted for his goal-scoring abilities, Zadina has yet to translate that success on the NHL level. While he’s […] READ MORE


Jakub Vrana Out Four Months with Shoulder Injury

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Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana will miss four months with a shoulder injury. Max Bultman of The Athletic reported the news Thursday morning: Jakub Vrana will have shoulder surgery and miss a minimum of four months. Huge blow for the Red Wings — Max Bultman (@m_bultman) September 30, 2021 Jakub Vrana Injured The news […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Preseason Preview

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If you blinked too fast, you probably missed the NHL Prospect Tournament. The short-lived three-game series saw the Detroit Red Wings go 1-2, with numerous highlights from names like Joe Veleno and Lucas Raymond. In just a little over a week’s time, the Red Wings will gear up to start the preseason against the Chicago […] READ MORE


2021 TSP: Detroit Red Wings Prospects

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Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […] READ MORE


Lucas Raymond Signs Entry-Level Contract with Detroit Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed 2020 4th overall pick Lucas Raymond to a three-year entry-level contract starting in the 2021-22 season. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today signed left wing Lucas Raymond to a three-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2021-22 season. Details: https://t.co/n1ekoU4i1W pic.twitter.com/2fwFHjowK3 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 16, 2021 Lucas Raymond […] READ MORE



2021 World Junior Championship Predictions: USA vs Sweden

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Welcome to the 2021 World Junior Championship predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey will take a look at each game and give our predictions of the results. Thursday, December 31st is day seven of the tournament and will conclude with Sweden vs the United States. 2021 World Junior Championship Predictions Sweden vs the United […] READ MORE



2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Metropolitan Division

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Metropolitan Division and their team […] READ MORE