Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 New York Islanders

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, 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 k around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions […] READ MORE


Unlikely Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms, from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game or […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, 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 […] READ MORE


Unlikely New Jersey Devils Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game or […] READ MORE


Unlikely Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game, or […] READ MORE



Throwing Haymakers Podcast – Time for the Second Round

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The Throwing Haymakers Podcast is a new venture by Last Word on Hockey writers Mathieu Sheridan, Brandon Higley-Blair, and Josh Erickson. Discussing everything from playoffs to podcasts, Throwing Haymakers provides a fresh, new view on the current state of hockey. Throwing Haymakers Podcast: Episode 6 LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE After exhilarating qualifying and first rounds, only eight teams […] READ MORE


Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask Opts Out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

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It was announced this morning that Boston Bruins goaltender, Tuukka Rask, has opted out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The announcement comes hours before puck drop of Game Three against the Carolina Hurricanes. #NHLBruins goalie Tuukka Rask has opted out of the NHL's Return to Play: pic.twitter.com/r3c7wjaTwR — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 15, 2020 Tuukka […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders First Round Preview

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After an unprecedented season, the Stanley Cup playoffs finally began on August 11. One series many have been anticipating is the Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders matchup. The Capitals are coming off an amazing season, but throughout the regular season, both teams tallied two wins against each other, scoring 14 goals apiece.   Phase Four […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning First Round Preview

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The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is about to begin. After lots of upsets in the qualifying rounds, the Columbus Blue Jackets will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second year in a row. After causing a major first-round upset in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blue Jackets are hoping to […] READ MORE