Three Surprise Teams Looking to Make 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The NHL is at its most exciting when it throws up surprises. It’s always more interesting when the underdogs topple the titans, or at least get a sniff at dethroning them. This year has three teams looking to make the 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the season well underway, now is a good time to […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Odds Still Good

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The Toronto Maple Leafs playoff odds lessen with every loss they take, but there’s a more than decent chance those loses will slow down as the season rolls along. They’re a team full of talent and excellent goaltending that is playing below the level they’re capable of playing. They also have a much easier schedule […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Biggest Game in Franchise History

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When you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins biggest game, there’s a lot of options that come up over the span of 52 years as a franchise. From ending the Detroit Red Wings reign of terror in 2009 to Jaromir Jagr basically saving the team from moving in the 1999 playoffs against the Devils, it’s been […] READ MORE





NHL Playoff Officiating, Player Safety and a Failure of Accountability Part 1

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It isn’t often one gets to criticize an entire ecosystem. And use words like lazy, cowardly and incompetent. However, it is happening in this four-piece series. By the time we conclude this series on NHL Playoff Officiating and Player Safety, we’ll see how the lack of accountability at multiple levels in the NHL ecosystem is […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Biggest Game in Franchise History

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Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s summer series where we look at the biggest game in team history. Each day we will be back with a new team to review. Looking at things like the lead-up, what happened, followed, and why it makes it the biggest game. The biggest game does not automatically mean […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Biggest Game in Franchise History

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Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s summer series where we look at the biggest game in team history. Each day we will be back with a new team to review. Looking at things like the lead-up, what happened, followed, and why it makes it the biggest game. The biggest game does not automatically mean […] READ MORE


Anaheim Ducks Biggest Game in Franchise History

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Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s summer series where we look at the biggest game in team history. Each day we will be back with a new team to review. Looking at things like the lead-up, what happened, followed, and why it makes it the biggest game. The biggest game does not automatically mean […] READ MORE