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



Colorado Avalanche Acquire Darcy Kuemper in Trade With Arizona Coyotes

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Earlier Wednesday, the Colorado Avalanche learned that their 2020-21 starting goaltender Phillip Grubauer was signing with the Seattle Kraken. Needing a new starting goalie, the Avalanche acquired Darcy Kuemper in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. In return, the Coyotes receive young defenceman Conor Timmins,  a 2022 first-round pick, and a conditional 2024 third-round pick. […] READ MORE


UFA Philipp Grubauer Signed By Seattle Kraken

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The Seattle Kraken signed free agent goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a six-year contract worth $35.4 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $5.9 million. Grubauer to SEA 6x$5.9M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 28, 2021 Philipp Grubauer Signed With the Kraken Over his nine-year NHL career, Grubauer suited up for both the Washington Capitals […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Acquire Kurtis MacDermid

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The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defender Kurtis MacDermid from the Seattle Kraken. MacDermid was recently an expansion draft pick, leaving the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange, the Kraken will receive a fourth-round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft. Kevin Weekes was first to report the move Tuesday afternoon. **Breaking News** @SeattleKraken trade D Man MacDermid […] READ MORE


Top 5 UFA Goalies for 2021 Offseason

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NHL free agency is upon us and teams will be looking to upgrade in net. Today we will be looking at the top five UFA goalies for the start of free agency. We’ll also throw in a couple of extras that aren’t on the list for various reasons. This list isn’t in order but should […] READ MORE



2021 Colorado Avalanche 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: Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild

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Hello and welcome to perhaps the final Sunday edition of NHL rumours before the offseason officially begins! The Stanley Cup matchup is so very close to ending and that means rumours about trades and signings are nearly about to explode. That also means many more reasons to check-in for the latest hockey news here at […] READ MORE