Why the 2020-21 Carolina Hurricanes Will Win the Eastern Conference

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The 2020-21 Carolina Hurricanes have much more talent than people realize and are poised to do some serious work next season. They are a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup and have an even better shot at coming out on top of the Eastern Conference. But what makes them so dangerous, and why do very […] READ MORE


Grading NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys: Metropolitan Division

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The National Hockey League through their sponsor Addidas released Reverse Retro Jerseys for all 31 teams. Each jersey is unique in its own way featuring something from a team’s past. Here at the Last Word on Hockey will be looking at all 31 jerseys and grading them by division. First up is the Metropolitan Division. […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft 2020- Picks 9-15

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Metropolitan Division

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Metropolitan Division and their team […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-18, where LastWordOnHockey.com 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 in each division, and […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Draft Grades

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Welcome back to Top Shelf hockey prospects the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Ron Francis

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Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Ron Francis On Tuesday morning, Carolina Hurricanes owner and Chief Executive Officer Peter Karmanos Jr. announced that General Manager Ron Francis had signed an agreement locking him in through the 2018-2019 National Hockey League season.  The 53 year old will be entering his 11th season in a management position, this upcoming one […] READ MORE


TSP: Carolina Hurricanes Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all […] READ MORE


James Wisniewski Signs Camp Tryout Deal With Lightning

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Defenseman James Wisniewski signed an tryout deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The right-handed Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was bought out of his contract ahead of free agency and became unrestricted last month. Wisniewski signed his last, and largest, contract to become a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 1, 2011. He signed a […] READ MORE


The All-Time Best Carolina Hurricanes Free Agent Signing

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series. After the historic 2016 NHL Free Agency period, it’s a good time to look at the best free agent signing in the history of all 30 NHL franchises. Up next: The all-time best Carolina Hurricanes free agent signing. Make sure to check out the previous articles in our 2016 […] READ MORE