2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

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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


Today in Hockey History: 1967 NHL Expansion Announced

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Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Brent Burns Future is Unclear

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After four straight playoff appearances, the San Jose Sharks have sunk back into the depths of the league. What was once considered a Cup contender is now a rebuilder, with very little cap room and multiple large contracts, both in term and average annual value. As a result, the Sharks are in a precarious situation with […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Seasons: 20 Years In

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are now 20 seasons into their NHL history. Beginning as a new expansion team in 2000, the team has slowly grown into a competent and competitive team. As an expansion team, there were bound to be growing pains and struggles. With a few successes here and there. From draft picks to […] READ MORE







Today in Hockey History: NHL Expansion Adds Second Six

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During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for June 5th, featuring NHL expansion. Today […] READ MORE