NHL Players Are Heading Back To The Olympics

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The NHL is returning to the Olympics. In a joint statement released on Friday by both the NHL and NHLPA, they announced they reached an agreement with IIHF that NHL players will be participating in the 2022 Bejing Olympics. NHL and NHLPA announce agreement with IIHF on player participation at the 2022 Winter Olympics: https://t.co/Yv5SkZIq0l […] READ MORE


Can the 2021-22 Chicago Blackhawks Make the Playoffs?

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With the return of the traditional divisions, in-person fans, and 82-game schedules, things will start to feel normal again this regular NHL season. Chicago will be back in the standard Central Division where they will face five teams they have not played against in over a year. When compared to last season, this will be […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers Sign Samu Tuomaala

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced today that they have signed 2021 draft pick forward Samu Tuomaala to an entry-level contract. The financial details surrounding his ELC have not been disclosed yet. OFFICIAL: We’ve signed forward @TuomaalaSamu to a three-year entry-level contract. Tuomaala was our 2nd round pick (46th overall) in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. […] READ MORE



Recap of Los Angeles Kings Moneyball Test Run

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Before the 2021 NHL season started we used the principles and equations used in the film and book Moneyball while we attempted to apply similar practices to the sport of hockey. More specifically, we applied it to the Los Angeles Kings roster. The results were shocking. The equations we used were right on. We were […] READ MORE


Keeping Up With the Chicago Blackhawks News

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The Chicago Blackhawks front office has had quite the month. Despite the most pressing matter, the ongoing sexual assault lawsuit against former Chicago coach Brad Aldrich, they have been making so many moves behind the scenes that even the most dedicated Chicago fans might be struggling to retain it all. The following looks at the […] READ MORE


Blake Coleman Signs With the Calgary Flames

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After three outstanding seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and two Stanley Cups, Blake Coleman has decided to sign elsewhere. He’s taking a six-year deal with the Calgary Flames. The AAV on that contract is $4.9 million per season. Confirming that Blake Coleman is headed to Calgary. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021 Blake […] READ MORE


2021 New York Rangers 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


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