Report: Nate Schmidt Traded to Winnipeg Jets by Vancouver Canucks

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After just a single season with the Vancouver Canucks, 2021 sees Nate Schmidt traded again, this time to the Winnipeg Jets. The Canucks grabbed him from the Vegas Golden Knights in return for just a third-round pick in 2022. That’s one heck of a deal, as Vegas was in pursuit of Alex Pietrangelo and was […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Vancouver Canucks

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Six

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Okay, so the Vancouver Canucks didn’t reach the playoffs, even with their expensive veteran signings. The injury bug bit again, especially on their defence. It’s something of a recurring theme of the Jim Benning tenure, which can be an excuse (see also: Year Five). It’s also damning evidence that the team is too shallow to […] READ MORE


Today in Hockey History: Gary Bettman Becomes Commissioner

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Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Should Trade for Brock Boeser

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Even though Vancouver Canucks’ general manager Jim Benning has vehemently denied that young forward Brock Boeser is on the trading block, the rumours still persist. Benning told thescore.com,”I have no intention of trading Brock Boeser. I haven’t had one conversation about that, so I don’t know where this stuff comes from,” Benning said Monday as the club […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments of the decade. Here is the Buffalo Sabres decade lineup. Buffalo Sabres Decade Team The 2010s is […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Zack Smith Out 7-10 Days

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced that forward Zack Smith is sidelined for seven to 10 days with a left hand injury. MEDICAL UPDATE: Forward Zack Smith (left hand) will be out approximately 7-10 days. #Blackhawks — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) February 14, 2020 Zack Smith Injured The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the second period during Chicago’s […] READ MORE


Absences in the Vancouver Canucks Defence Creating Opportunity

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The long-running joke around the Vancouver Canucks Alexander Edler is that he takes penalties so he can hopefully rest for two straight minutes. Now that he is injured, there exist many opportunities for the Vancouver Canucks Defence to test some new combinations. What had been locked-in pairings is getting a shake-up. Absences in the Vancouver […] READ MORE



Winnipeg Jets Claim Luca Sbisa Off Waivers

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The Winnipeg Jets have claimed defenceman Luca Sbisa off over waivers. The Anaheim Ducks signed the Italian-born blueliner Monday to a one-year, $750,000. However, he was put on waivers as soon as he signed. TRANSACTION: The Winnipeg Jets have claimed D – Luca Sbisa off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. — Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) […] READ MORE