Upcoming Offseason is Critical for Edmonton Oilers Future

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The Edmonton Oilers’ future success can no longer rely solely on McDavid and Draisaitl. For far too long the franchise has ridden its stars and it’s shown in their current era of mediocrity. It’s time for some big improvements while they have the chance. Luckily, this coming off-season is the best opportunity they will get […] READ MORE


Exploring This Off Season for the Florida Panthers 2020-21

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The Florida Panthers hired a new general manager in Bill Zito. Zito has a lot of work cut out for him, with the Panthers’ roster ageing and numerous bad contracts starting to affect plans. Zito’s been left with quite a mess to clean up. The Panthers have a lot of questions to answer this off-season. […] READ MORE


Who the New York Rangers Should Target This Offseason

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The New York Rangers had an extremely meaningful 2019-20 season, but it has come to an end. Now, the page has turned and they look to build upon the success of the season and address its failures. Just recently, they won the draft lottery and the rights to select French-Canadian phenom Alexis Lafreniere, but there […] READ MORE


Boston Bruins Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look towards the offseason. 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 this operates has seen sweeping changes. How teams respond to a multitude of changes this fall remains to be seen. This series attempts to examine what choices teams may have to make. READ MORE