The Best Draft Class in Edmonton Oilers History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE




NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Seattle Kraken

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of NHL Rumours! The Seattle expansion draft is right around the corner now and they’re a lot of big names being left unprotected. It will be interesting to see which direction the Kraken goes in to put this team together. Not to mention all the rumours regarding top players moving […] READ MORE




NHL Rumours: Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets

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After a rousing Game 4 last night between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning, the hockey season has been extended until at least Wednesday. Despite the continuing Stanley Cup Final, however, the offseason is rapidly approaching and NHL rumours are plentiful. There’s a flat salary cap further complicating an already compressed free agent season. […] READ MORE


2021 Edmonton Oilers 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


NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames

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Hello and welcome to a regular Thursday edition of NHL rumours! We are getting closer to the offseason every day. That means plenty of chatter regarding contract extensions from around the league. Things will get busy, so check with Last Word on Hockey frequently for the latest news and analysis. Today’s NHL rumours feature the […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Edmonton Oilers

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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