Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 Arizona Coyotes

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Last Word on Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Trade Forward Zack Kassian

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It’s been a busy night in the NHL world. The 2022 NHL Draft is underway and there have been a lot of deals made. The most recent one, as reported by Elliot Friedman, is the Edmonton Oilers trading Zack Kassian. Kassian to ARIZ with number 29, a future second and a future third for number […] READ MORE


NHL Player Development Of Top-15 Picks, Part Five

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome to another edition of NHL Rumours. Today, we look at what Joshua Norris might be looking for in his next contract with the Ottawa Senators. We analyze the Buffalo Sabres wanting to bring back goalie Craig Anderson. We also explore Zack Kassian being bought out by the Edmonton Oilers at the end of the […] READ MORE


Trading Jakob Chychrun Would be a Fatal Mistake by Arizona Coyotes

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The Arizona Coyotes have already traded away four starters and a backup goalie. So why trading Jakob Chychrun now? Wasn’t he “untouchable”? Gone are Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Conor Garland, Darcy Kuemper, Adin Hill, and Christian Dvorak. Trading Jakob Chychrun can’t even be seriously considered. Arizona Coyotes Trading Jakob Chychrun Doesn’t Make Any Sense It was revealed […] READ MORE


Josh Archibald Out Indefinitely With COVID Complications

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Josh Archibald is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with myocarditis. The news was broken by Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett earlier today. Archibald contracted the COVID-19 virus over the summer. Tippett says Archibald had COVID over the summer. He’s been diagnosed with myocarditis and is out indefinitely. — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) October 3, 2021 […] READ MORE



Edmonton Oilers Zack Kassian Out Week-to-Week

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The Edmonton Oilers announced on Tuesday that forward Zack Kassian is week-to-week with an undisclosed injury. Coach Tippett notes that Kassian is out tonight & is undergoing some further evaluations, considered week-to-week right now. Bear also still unavailable tonight. #LetsGoOilers — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 9, 2021 Zack Kassian Week-to-Week About halfway through the first […] READ MORE


Jesse Puljujarvi is the Star the Edmonton Oilers Forgot

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The Edmonton Oilers have had a very monotonous history with winger Jesse Puljujarvi. The team drafted Puljujarvi fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft and brought him to the NHL immediately after. But despite the rush to the league, the Oilers were clearly hesitant to use him much in the 2016-17 season. He only appeared […] READ MORE