Ilya Mikheyev Signs Free Agent Contract With Western Team

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The Vancouver Canucks signed free agent right winger Ilya Mikheyev to a four-year contract worth  $4.75 million AAV per season. This free-agent contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Mikheyev to Vancouver. 4.75 AAV for 4 years. — John Shannon (@JShannonhl) July 13, 2022 Ilya Mikheyev Contract Official For the first three years of his […] READ MORE


Not Re-signing Zach Hyman Was Smart

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It was an amicable breakup. After the 2020-2021 season Zach Hyman‘s contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs had expired. He had played six seasons for his hometown team and became a fan favourite. A hard-nosed player who could also contribute to the scoresheet. His grit and tenacity were endearing qualities on a team that lacked […] READ MORE



Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers: Battle of Goals

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As Game 3 ends, the Battle of Alberta, a series including the Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers matchup, has reached the halfway point. Fans and players have been waiting for the Battle of Alberta since 1991 and it has been nothing short of what was expected. Lots of scoring by two of the better teams […] READ MORE



Edmonton Oilers Power Play Poised To Break Records

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The Connor McDavid era in Edmonton is in full flight. And with that comes one of the most lethal power plays the NHL has ever seen. Anchored by the dynamic duo of McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and complimented by facilitating artists, Zach Hyman, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Tyson Barrie, the Oilers’ power play is an unstoppable […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Players Off to a Strong Start

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The Edmonton Oilers hit the ice this evening against the Anaheim Ducks for their third game of the year. The Oilers season isn’t even a full week old yet, but they sit atop the Pacific with a 2-0 record, both wins coming against division rivals. A large part of the Edmonton Oilers story so far […] READ MORE


Maple Leafs Extend Head Coach Sheldon Keefe

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have made another signing, this time locking down their head coach Sheldon Keefe to a two-year extension. Keefe was entering the final year of his prior deal and will now be under contract through the 2023-2024 season. Leafs Reach Extension with Sheldon Keefe The Leafs have been disappointing in the playoffs […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what the […] READ MORE


Three NHL Players Who Will Shine on their New Teams

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The dust appears to have settled on what has been a pretty hectic NHL offseason. The flat salary cap and condensed offseason have made for some interesting moves across the league. Some teams have completely reinvented themselves through a series of moves. Others have looked to simply plug some holes in their lineups. This piece […] READ MORE