NHL Draft Stories: Odds and Ends

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The NHL Draft is a few weeks away. The draft always provides plenty of drama and intrigue amongst fans and media. This has been true since its inception. While people tend to get excited about trades and prospects, there are other moments that leave people scratching their heads. Recently we looked at the biggest draft-day […] READ MORE




Selke Award Predictions 2022

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 award prediction series. As the regular season wraps up and the playoffs begin, we’ll be taking a look at potential nominees and winners for the major NHL awards. The 2022 NHL Awards will be a one-hour show between Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, hosted […] READ MORE


Plenty of NHL Storylines To Follow Despite Lack of Playoff Races

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During the stretch run of most National Hockey League seasons, the lack of playoff races would be a cause for concern for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. When the calendar turns to April, many distractions take viewers away from following NHL games. For an avid sports fan, there is a smorgasbord of options to get their […] READ MORE


Three Tampa Bay Lightning Trades Before the Deadline

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The Tampa Bay Lightning has a history of trades nearing the deadline. The back-to-back champions made back-to-back deadline deals in their respective runs to the Stanley Cup. In 2019-20, the Lightning added Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow, and gave up two firsts and a solid prospect in total. Then, in the 2020-21 season, the Lightning […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Acquire Mitchell Stephens

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The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Mitchell Stephens from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a sixth-round pick. The pick going back to Tampa will be for the upcoming 2022 draft. Chris Johnston reported the move Friday morning. The #redwings have acquired Mitchell Stephens from #TBLightning for a 2022 sixth-round pick. — Chris […] READ MORE


Corey Perry Signs With Tampa Bay Lightning

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According to reports, forward Corey Perry has inked a new deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The new deal is two years in length, with a cost of $1 million per year. Kevin Weekes was first to report the news, with Frank Seravalli confirming the cost and term. Corey Perry #GoBolts: 2 years x $1 […] READ MORE


Blake Coleman Signs With the Calgary Flames

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After three outstanding seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and two Stanley Cups, Blake Coleman has decided to sign elsewhere. He’s taking a six-year deal with the Calgary Flames. The AAV on that contract is $4.9 million per season. Confirming that Blake Coleman is headed to Calgary. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021 Blake […] READ MORE