San Jose Sharks Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […] READ MORE


Player Development of Top-Ten Selections

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE



Unlikely Arizona Coyotes Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game or […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Continuing History of Misfortune

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The Arizona Coyotes have been in existence since 1996 when they relocated from Winnipeg. That’s 23 years of hockey in the desert. But in that time, the Coyotes haven’t found much success. It’s a continuous trail of misfortune marking the Arizona Coyotes history. Call it bad luck, poor draft selections, bad coaching, or inept ownership… […] READ MORE


Mikkel Boedker Signs With HC Lugano for the 2020-21 Season

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After 12 years in the National Hockey League, the Danish forward and former Ottawa Senator Mikkel Boedker will be heading over to Europe for the 2020-21 season. HC Lugano, a team located in Switerzland, has signed Boedker to play in the Swiss National League for the next season. #Sens forward Mikkel Boedker, who was a […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes: Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments of the decade. Here is the Arizona Coyotes decade lineup. Arizona Coyotes Decade This decade, the Phoenix […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan Enters Player Assistance Program

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The Ottawa Senators have announced that forward Bobby Ryan has entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. He will be away from the team indefinitely. NHL/NHLPA media release regarding @Senators’ Bobby Ryan. https://t.co/R8TWfdySFl pic.twitter.com/CpHP3az8pI — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 20, 2019 Bobby Ryan Enters NHL/NHLPA Assistance Program Ryan left Monday’s afternoon skate as Ottawa prepared […] READ MORE



The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #188 – Pre NHL Draft Trades

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Last Word on Hockey presents The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #188 – Pre NHL Draft Trades. 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 hockey as […] READ MORE