Buffalo Sabres Sign Vinnie Hinostroza

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The Buffalo Sabres have signed free agent forward Vinnie Hinostroza as a depth option for the 2021-22 season. The deal is for one year with a cap hit of $1.05 million. The Sabres announced the deal Wednesday afternoon. We’ve signed Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million. Welcome to the Sabres @Hinostroza12‼️ Details: […] READ MORE


Vinnie Hinostroza Traded Back to the Chicago Blackhawks; Brandon Hagel on COVID List

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Multiple news pieces coming from the Chicago Blackhawks organization today! Vinnie Hinostroza was traded back to the Blackhawks, and the Florida Panthers received AHL forward Brad Morrison. In addition, the Blackhawks announced forward Bradon Hagel will not practice today due to COVID-19 protocol. Vinnie Hinostroza Traded Back to Blackhawks; Hagel on COVID List Hinostroza has […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes

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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 the […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Roster Analysis Reveals Team’s Destiny

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What will the Arizona Coyotes roster look like next season? The Arizona Coyotes’ new general manager, Bill Armstrong stated to Craig Morgan of AZ Coyotes Insider in this tweet: In the latest Neutral Zone: — The Coyotes’ current roster is unlikely to change much before the season opener — A look at the ghosts of […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Sign Vinnie Hinostroza

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After the Arizona Coyotes did not give forward Vinnie Hinostroza a qualifying offer, the Florida Panthers today signed the young forward. Panthers Sign Vinnie Hinostroza Vinnie Hinostroza signed with the Panthers. One year at $1 million. Good bargain bet. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 9, 2020 The Chicago born, Notre Dame product had been with […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Qualifying Offers Update For Restricted Free Agents

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  Per Arizona Coyotes insider Craig Morgan, (subscription required) the team will not make a qualifying offer to forward Vinnie Hinostroza. He will be free to sign with any team now. And, just announced, the team will be making a qualifying offer to forward Christian Fischer. The Arizona Coyotes qualifying offers are in alignment with […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look toward the offseason. 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 this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE



John Chayka Era Ends in Disgrace and Confusion for Arizona Coyotes

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It’s been some weekend for the Arizona Coyotes front office. Not unaccustomed to front office turmoil, which has included bankrupt ownership and embarrassing situations, the team may have hit rock bottom. Today they lost their general manager and president of hockey operations, John Chayka. For the time being the team has announced that assistant general […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Salary Cap Options

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The Arizona Coyotes will have seven free agents at the close of this suspended season. There will be four restricted free agents and three unrestricted free agents. The projected cap space based on an $84 million cap limit (which may change downward) shows that they would have about $4 million of cap space. This means […] READ MORE