Detroit Red Wings 2021-22 Trade Candidates

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This article comes bearing good news: the offseason is almost over. The preseason begins September 29th, when the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks square off for the first time since April. The return of hockey also means the deluge of offseason content will come to an end. That means no more retrospective articles […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Tampa Bay Lightning History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


Seattle Kraken Mock Draft: Atlantic Division

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With the expansion draft protection lists submitted, the players on the block for the Seattle Kraken have been decided. Now in the lead-up to their inaugural draft, the Last Word on Hockey team are proposing their ideal selection from each team. As part of this exercise, salary cap and roster make-up have been incorporated into […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Detroit Red Wings

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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


New York Rangers Brett Howden Out For Season

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The New York Rangers have announced that forward Brett Howden has suffered a foot injury and will miss the remainder of the season. This injury comes at a time where the team has slowly clawed itself in a respectable position, but is unlikely to make the postseason. The team provided the injury news Friday morning. […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings

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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 standings […] READ MORE




Vladislav Namestnikov Signs With the Detroit Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent forward Vladislav Namestnikov to a two-year contract worth $4 million. This contract will pay Namestnikov $2 million per year. This keeps him with the Red Wings through the 2021-22 season.  UPDATE: The #RedWings today agreed to terms with center Vladislav Namestnikov on a two-year contract. 📰 » […] READ MORE


Goaltending Cost Colorado Avalanche Series Against Dallas

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It is easy to second guess or to play Monday morning quarterback after the fact, but the Colorado Avalanche needed to address their goaltending position at the trade deadline. Ultimately, not upgrading that position cost them the series against the Dallas Stars. Now, you cannot put all the blame on Michael Hutchinson. Hutchinson did his […] READ MORE