Seattle Kraken Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […] READ MORE




What Jared Bednar Brings to the Colorado Avalanche

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Put yourself in Jared Bednar’s shoes. You are fresh off a 2016 Calder Cup championship and gearing up for another campaign when you get a call from Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic on the eve of NHL training camp. The legendary forward wants to interview in the wake of legend Patrick Roy‘s tumultuous exit. How […] READ MORE


Looking at the Colorado Avalanche Goaltending Depth

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The Colorado Avalanche goaltending depth is a huge concern for 2019-20. They have only one experienced NHL option on the roster as the team approaches one of the most exciting seasons in its history. Many teams have at least two goalies who could step onto the ice and not worry fans, but Colorado does not have […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Playoff Resiliency Pays Off vs Calgary Flames

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The Colorado Avalanche are leading the first round series against the Calgary Flames. This is not a surprise based on what we have expected from this series. However, it´s still far away from being over. The most important thing so far for the Avalanche has been their persistence. The Colorado Avalanche playoff resiliency pays off […] READ MORE


NHL Western Wild-Card Playoff Picture

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If you haven’t been following the wild NHL Western Conference wild-card playoff picture you’re missing out on some pretty exciting hockey news. Just a Handful of Games Remain The Western Conference teams involved in the wild-card hunt are the Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, and Chicago Blackhawks. The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver […] READ MORE


Red-Hot Philipp Grubauer Leads Banged up Colorado Avalanche

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The Colorado Avalanche know a thing or two about punching their ticket to the playoffs on the last day of the NHL regular season. It happened last year when they took down the St. Louis Blues in the winner-takes-it-all Game #82 of the campaign. This season it seems like the late drama will be repeated. […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Name Philipp Grubauer Starter for Game One

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The Washington Capitals have announced that goaltender Philipp Grubauer will get the start over Braden Holtby in Game One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Philipp Grubauer tells the media he’ll start Game 1 for Washington. #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/2khAUUpYAU — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 10, 2018 Philipp Grubauer to Start Game One for […] READ MORE