Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 17

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Week 17 is generally lighter than most weeks in the NHL because we’re into, what used to be, the Olympic break. The Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks all don’t play this week. Meanwhile, there are some teams like, like the Ottawa Senators, who are very busy this week. […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Put Mike Hoffman on Injured Reserve

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The Montreal Canadiens have placed forward Mike Hoffman on injured reserve with an upper-body injury retroactive to Saturday. Team officials made the announcement early on Tuesday afternoon. The Canadiens have placed forward Mike Hoffman on injury reserve (retroactive to last Saturday). Forward Adam Brooks has also been placed on waivers (non-roster). — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) […] READ MORE


Carey Price, Others Fail Montreal Canadiens Physicals

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A plethora of Montreal Canadiens players failed their initial training camp physicals. Team officials announced that Carey Price, Mike Hoffman, Paul Byron, Joel Teasdale and Josh Brook failed their physicals. The club also announced that Joel Edmundson is day-to-day while Brendan Gallagher is out for family reasons. Medical updates from the opening day of camp […] READ MORE


Three NHL Players Who Will Shine on their New Teams

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The dust appears to have settled on what has been a pretty hectic NHL offseason. The flat salary cap and condensed offseason have made for some interesting moves across the league. Some teams have completely reinvented themselves through a series of moves. Others have looked to simply plug some holes in their lineups. This piece […] READ MORE



Forward Mike Hoffman Signs With Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Mike Hoffman to a three-year deal worth $13.5 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $4.5 million. This deal isn’t signed yet, but that’s where it is headed. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 28, 2021 Mike Hoffman Signs With Montreal The Blues picked up Hoffman this offseason to […] READ MORE




2021 St. Louis Blues 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


Can the St. Louis Blues Win Without David Perron?

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St. Louis Blues fans were just celebrating David Perron getting his 56th, 57thand 58thpoints of the season Thursday. With his 56thpoint, he became the first Blues player since Pavol Demitra in the 2002-03 season to average a point per game. Blues fans were looking forward to watching Perron do his thing again in the playoffs. […] READ MORE