Seattle Kraken Captain and Alternates Announced

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On Monday, October 11th, the Seattle Kraken captain was named. On the day before opening night, Seattle announced Mark Giordano would serve as their captain heading into the inaugural campaign. To serve alongside him, the franchise selected Jordan Eberle, Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson, and Jaden Schwartz as alternate captains. All five of the players chosen […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Seattle Kraken

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2021-22, 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 […] READ MORE


The Calgary Flames Need to Rebuild

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The Calgary Flames finished fifth in the North Division last season, with a record of 26-27-3, totalling 55 points. They missed the playoffs by four points. Now, this is not so bad for one season, especially playing in an extremely competitive division. However, this pattern of mediocrity has plagued the Flames’ organization for decades. In […] READ MORE



Seattle Kraken Mock Draft: Pacific 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


2020-21 Calgary Flames 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


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Calgary Flames 

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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


NHL Rumours: Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Chris Wideman

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Hello and welcome to a Wednesday edition of NHL Rumours! Can you believe the season has just days left until the playoffs begin? It is a bit stunning to imagine that in just weeks we will be pondering playoff races and what teams do when the off-season begins. Be sure to check Last Word on […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: U.S TV Rights, Women’s Worlds, Calgary Flames

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It’s another edition of our NHL rumours to start your workweek. The deadline has passed, but there’s plenty to discuss. We’ll talk about the league’s American television rights, the women’s world championships and Calgary Flames in this edition of NHL rumours. All NHL rumours come from the original source and are subject to change. NHL […] READ MORE