Washington Capitals Hire Peter Laviolette as Head Coach

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The Washington Capitals have hired former Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette. The Capitals signed the veteran coach to a three-year deal this morning. Capitals Hire Peter Laviolette After firing former head coach Todd Reirden in late August, the Capitals have been looking for their next bench boss to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. Laviolette […] READ MORE



What Went Wrong for the New York Islanders Season

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Talk about a whirl-wind both on and off the ice for the New York Islanders season. Both this season and last. Between an arena to play their games, an all-league player choosing to leave for his hometown team, and the addition of a Stanley Cup-winning coach and General Manager, the organization looked to have rebounded […] READ MORE


Questions Facing the 2019-20 Metropolitan Division

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With training camps and the preseason finally over, the NHL is set to kick off the 2019-20 regular season on Wednesday. Over the past month, Last Word on Hockey gave you a detailed look into each team during the Puck Drop Preview series to go along with divisional previews. Out of all the divisions, the […] READ MORE


2019-20 Metropolitan Division Preview

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, 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


NHL All-Star Game Rosters Re-Done – Eastern Conference Edition

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With the 2019 NHL All-Star Game only a few days away (Jan. 26th, check your local listings), it is important to go over each selection and debate the validity of the pick. Should this player really have made it over this guy? Instead of going over the players individually, we decided it would be better […] READ MORE



The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #199 – The NHL Eastern Conference Preview

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Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #199 – The NHL Eastern Conference Preview. Coming from Calgary, AB, Carl and Joel provide their own unique and fun view of hockey. Every week the guys share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals: First Round Series Preview

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The first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs will see two Metropolitan Division giants face off in the series between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets. These two teams have had very different seasons in 2017-18 with the Capitals virtually being a playoff lock all year and the Blue Jackets having to jump […] READ MORE


There Is Still Hope For The Struggling Carolina Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes were supposed to take a step forward this season, but are currently 21st in the NHL, tied for last in the Metro division and most importantly, out of a playoff spot. They looked to be primed for their first playoff berth since the 2008-09 season. Signing Justin Williams, or Mr. Game Seven, […] READ MORE