Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks

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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


Chicago Blackhawks Trade History: Best and Worst Trades of All-Time

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The History of Trade is a mini series going through each team’s best and worst trades of all time. Each team has their own history and some may cross over, but the series will try to stick to each team. This article will focus on the Chicago Blackhawks trade history, finding the best and worst […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Trade History: Best and Worst Trades of All-Time

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The History of Trade is a mini series going through each teams best and worst trades of all time. Each team has their own history and some may cross over, but the series will try to stick to each team. This article will focus on the Arizona Coyotes trade history, finding the best and worst […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: John Tavares, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alexander Radulov and more

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via Last Word on Hockey by  Connor Lapalme The NHL is entering its busiest part of the off-season. The NHL Draft has come and gone and the free agent frenzy is right around the corner. It keeps the rumour mill churning. The expansion draft has added a new layer to the normal NHL off-season craziness, with […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Draft Grades

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE



Brandon Pirri Signs with New York Rangers

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Unrestricted free agent center Brandon Pirri signed an one-year, $1.1 million contract with the New York Rangers. The former Anaheim Ducks forward was scheduled to enter the off-season as a restricted free agent. The Ducks did not submit a qualifying offer to keep his rights, thus allowing Pirri to test the open market. Hearing NYR to sign […] READ MORE


NHL.com ranks Corey Crawford 7th Best Goaltender

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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has finally created an identity for himself. After years of being heavily scrutinized, analysts at NHL.com have given Crawford the title as the seventh best active goaltender. ‘Crow‘, as fans call him, has notched the seventh position ahead of Pekka Rinne, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Martin Jones. Some find that extreme, but […] READ MORE


TSP: Chicago Blackhawks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf 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 the […] READ MORE


New Jersey Devils in the Mix for Jimmy Vesey

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Coveted winger Jimmy Vesey became an unrestricted free agent at midnight on August 16th, and surprisingly, the New Jersey Devils are entering the sweepstakes. The 23 year old, fresh off out of college, won the Hobey Baker Award for being the best hockey player in the NCAA in 2015-16. He tallied 46 points in just […] READ MORE