Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 17

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Week 17 is generally lighter than most weeks in the NHL because we’re into, what used to be, the Olympic break. The Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks all don’t play this week. Meanwhile, there are some teams like, like the Ottawa Senators, who are very busy this week. […] READ MORE





Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Seattle Kraken

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2021-22, 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 […] READ MORE


Early Takeaways for Seattle Kraken After Two Preseason Games

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Seattle. It’s been a long time coming. But we’re here, and the Seattle Kraken are playing real-life hockey games against real-life opponents. Sure, it’s only the preseason. But nonetheless, the league’s 32nd franchise…conceived just a couple of years ago, and born this summer at the expansion draft…is taking its first steps. And like any new […] READ MORE


Three NHL Players Who Will Shine on their New Teams

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The dust appears to have settled on what has been a pretty hectic NHL offseason. The flat salary cap and condensed offseason have made for some interesting moves across the league. Some teams have completely reinvented themselves through a series of moves. Others have looked to simply plug some holes in their lineups. This piece […] READ MORE



Seattle Kraken Contenders Immediately in Weak Pacific Division

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Despite having yet to play a single NHL game, people have high expectations for the Seattle Kraken. Never before in the league’s history have expectations been this way for a brand-new team. For the most part, new franchises experienced little to no success for at least their first few seasons. After all, they had very […] READ MORE