NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators

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Welcome back to NHL Rumours where we look at the latest going around the league each day. Even though the playoffs are still going on, lots of eliminated teams are already starting to look forward due to a shortened offseason. That leads to lots of NHL rumours from around the league. This morning, we have […] READ MORE


Why the Ottawa Senators Shouldn’t Go After Matt Murray

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The Ottawa Senators will be a very busy team this offseason. Over half of their forwards need new contracts, a mix of UFA and RFa’s alike. However, they also have a ton of draft capital, more quality than anyone in the league. With that, it’d make sense for them to at least see what the […] READ MORE


Re-Signing Tyler Ennis Could Greatly Benefit the Edmonton Oilers

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The Edmonton Oilers had an interesting season. Their regular season surprised many and saw them near the top of the Western Conference standings. However, when they got to the bubble, they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in a massive upset. This once again has many Oilers fans questioning where they should go from here. General […] READ MORE


Bobby Ryan Wins the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

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Ottawa Senators‘ forward Bobby Ryan wins the 2020 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is for the player that best exemplifies sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey. Ryan left the Senators in November to enter the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program to deal with alcohol abuse. He re-joined the Senators in February. Ryan joins teammate Craig […] READ MORE


Today in Hockey History: New York Rangers Hire Roger Neilson

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Hockey is finally back, but we at Last Word on Hockey are 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 day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for August 15th, featuring Roger Neilson. […] READ MORE


Setting Expectations for the 2020 NHL Draft’s Top Players

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The order of the 2020 NHL Draft’s top-15 picks is finally solidified. The New York Rangers landed the first-overall pick and, thusly, consensus-top-pick Alexis Lafreniere. With no more speculation about the draft order, attention has once again turned towards the 2020 NHL Draft top players. Thankfully, Byron Bader has updated his NHLe models with new […] READ MORE


Brady Tkachuk on Track for the Ottawa Senators Captaincy

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On Monday, the Ottawa Senators tweeted that their nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy is Brady Tkachuk. The award is given to the player who best exemplifies on and off ice leadership and is an active humanitarian. Each team submits a player for the trophy, and eventually, that list is cut down to three nominees league-wide. The […] READ MORE


The Candidates to Become the Ottawa Senators Goalie of the Future

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The Ottawa Senators have a number of future goaltending options. Four draft picks have been used on the position since 2015, as well as players acquired through trade and signings. Some are closer to reaching their potential than others. They all have promise. If you are a fan of the Senators or following them for […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators 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 […] READ MORE