Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 Montreal Canadiens

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what the […] READ MORE



Cody Ceci Signs With the Edmonton Oilers

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Defenceman Cody Ceci has decided to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins after an outstanding regular season with them. He has decided to sign with the Edmonton Oilers on a four-year deal. The AAV will be north of $3 million per season. There’s a strong market for veteran ‘D’ in free agency: Word is that both Ian […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Receiving Huge Impact from Patric Hornqvist

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When new General Manager Bill Zito first stepped in to the Florida Panthers organization, he immediately got to work. Within his first month of service, he already made some major moves. Named to the GM role on September 2nd, Zito completed his first blockbuster deal a mere 22 days later. The move shipped forward Colton […] READ MORE



Three Thoughts: Pittsburgh Penguins Storylines to Watch

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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins had a short break in their schedule due to the New Jersey Devils overflowing their COVID-19 list, the storylines do not stop around this team. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly with this team just a few weeks into the 2021 NHL season. Today, we examine three Pittsburgh […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Lose Mike Matheson

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost defenceman Mike Matheson for an indefinite period of time. The 26-year-old has suffered an upper-body injury of some sort. He played in the team’s first two games, but missed the third, a victory over the Washington Capitals. Tom Gulitti of NHL.com relayed news of Matheson’s injury Sunday afternoon. Pens coach […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Need a Sergei Bobrovsky Bounce-Back Season

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It feels like it’s been forever since the Florida Panthers signed former Columbus Blue Jackets Vezina-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a 7-year deal averaging $10 million per season. At the time, fans rejoiced and asserted that Dale Tallon had finally addressed a nagging issue for the team. Between oft-injured Roberto Luongo in his twilight years […] 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


Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Patric Hornqvist to Florida Panthers

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According to a report from Kevin Weekes the Pittsburgh Penguins are trading forward Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers for Colton Sceviour and Mike Matheson. TRADE ALERT! 🚨 The Penguins have acquired defenseman Mike Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Patric Hornqvist. Details: https://t.co/MBzKdqUm2L pic.twitter.com/ViCD8ZGq6X — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) […] READ MORE