Possible Stanley Cup Preview on New Years’ Eve

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As we finish off 2016, hockey fans have the delight of tuning in to an historic game as the Columbus Blue Jackets meet the Minnesota Wild. These teams are both on franchise best fourteen- and twelve-game win streaks respectively. It is time for all hockey fans to take these teams as serious contenders and more […] READ MORE


Chris Kreider Signs 4-Year Deal with Rangers

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Similar to how the Capitals struck a deal before their arbitration hearing with Marcus Johansson two days ago, the Rangers have come to an agreement with forward Chris Kreider before theirs today. Chris Kreider & #NYR have settled: 4 yrs, $18.5 m, including $1m signing bonus in first three yrs. — Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) July 22, […] READ MORE


Eric Staal Signs With Minnesota Wild

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Versatile center Eric Staal has signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild which will pay him $3.5 million per season. Staal spent the first 12 years of his career with the Carolina Hurricanes before being traded to the New York Rangers this past season in return for two 2nd round picks and Finnish center prospect Aleksi Saarela. Eric Staal…3 years. 3.5 […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Free Agency Preview

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I know. You’re still down about a certain 26-year old who happens to be one of the best pure goal scorers of this generation not making this July 1st a memorable one. You’re still shocked and/or flipping tables about the Oilers trading Taylor Hall for a defenseman that has outscored just five out of 122 […] READ MORE


What the Carolina Hurricanes Have, and What They Need in Free Agency

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With the 2016 NHL Entry Draft over, development camps beginning, and less than a week until the start of free agency, a momentary lull has arisen in the whirlwind off-season. In this time, fans, pundits, and the Carolina Hurricanes organization itself now have a brief period in which to review, preview, and take stock of what they have before turning […] READ MORE


Top 10 NHL UFA Forwards 2016

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With free agency opening on July 1st, here's a look at the top ten NHL UFA Forwards who will be hitting the market on Friday. READ MORE


Rangers Relying On Lundqvist Too Much?

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With some new additions on the team and the Stanley Cup playoffs looming, the Rangers relying on Lundqvist will need to be a thing of the past. READ MORE


OTPP 2016 NHL Trade Deadline Edition

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. In this episode Dave and Ben break down all the big […] READ MORE


Eric Staal Trade Analyzed

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LWOS analyzes the Eric Staal trade and why it makes sense for the New York Rangers to bring him into the lineup, as they push for the playoffs. READ MORE