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



Craig Smith’s New Contract Already A Bargain

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After having an arbitration hearing on Monday, the Nashville Predators and Craig Smith have come to an agreement on a new contract as opposed to waiting to hear the ruling. The deal is worth five years, and will play him a total of $21.25 million – an average annual value of $4.25 million. The former […] READ MORE



Washington Capitals Post Free Agent Frenzy Forward Breakdown

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After making a big trade, and notable signing the first two days of free agency, the Washington Capitals find themselves pretty much set when it comes to their NHL roster. But still some questions arise when you breakdown the makeup of the roster. Here is a breakdown of the current forwards and how the depth […] READ MORE



New Capitals Bring Possession, Playmaking Ability To Table

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The Washington Capitals decided to let cooler heads prevail, and wait out the initial free agent frenzy. That night they decided to finally make a splash and signed veteran free agent Justin Williams to an extremely team friendly contract. Not willing to stop there, Brian MacLellan traded for St. Louis Blues winger T.J. Oshie in […] READ MORE


Justin Williams Signs with Capitals

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Forward Justin Williams has decided where he’ll take his talents to, inking a 2-year deal with the Washington Capitals, worth $3.25 million AAV. Justin Williams agrees to two-year deal with Washington, $3.25 million AAV — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 2, 2015 Williams wanted to stay in Los Angeles but as July 1st neared and the […] READ MORE


Top 10 NHL UFA Forwards 2015

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With the excitement of the NHL Draft fresh in many people’s minds, it’s time to turn the page and focus on July 1st, when a number of free agents will hit the open market. While the crop of players available may be thin in both top-end talent and depth, there are a number who could be […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey: Waiver Wire Pickups – Week of Nov. 3

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The good news from last week was that there weren’t as many high-profile injuries as there were two weeks ago. Additionally, we’ve had a few big name guys (e.g. Kopitar, Callahan) come back from injuries in the last couple of days. We’re now a month into the NHL season and either three or four weeks […] READ MORE