Florida Panthers Unveil New Logo and Uniforms

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For the franchise’s first major logo change since its inaugural season in 1993, the Florida Panthers held a special event at BB&T Center to reveal the new icon and sweaters. The new primary logo includes a more mature and stoic panther inside a shield with “Florida” set in a tab across the top of the mark. […] READ MORE


NHL Deadline Day Trade Benefactors

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With the weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline being as active as it was, it was no surprise that deadline day itself was a little anticlimactic. If you are a hockey fan at any level, it’s a good chance you were checking your twitter feed throughout the day or sitting in front of […] READ MORE


Olli Jokinen Traded To The St. Louis Blues

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For the second time in two weeks, center Olli Jokinen is on the move to a new destination. The Toronto Maple Leafs, who acquired the services of Jokinen in a trade that saw defenseman Cody Franson and winger Mike Santorelli head over to Nashville, traded the Finnish veteran to the St. Louis Blues in exchange […] READ MORE


On the Powerplay – Pre-Deadline Trades and More

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their newest hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben, Shawn and Dave.  Join Ben Kerr, Shawn Wilken and Dave Gove each week as the take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. Pre-Deadline Trades, Trades, and More Trades […] READ MORE


The Franson – Santorelli Trade is a Telling One

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On Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the trade that sent defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators. In return, they received veteran Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic and the Predators 1st-round selection in 2015. In other words, they’ve mailed it in this season. With one win in the month […] READ MORE


Maple Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson to Nashville

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators. Cody Franson, a 6’5″ puck moving defenseman, has been playing on the Leafs top pairing alongside youngster Jake Gardiner. Known as an offensive defenseman, Franson excels at transition play and utilizes good agility and stick-handling skills to get the puck […] READ MORE



NHL Trade Bait: The Forwards

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The NHL’s Olympic Roster Freeze has now been lifted, and teams have until 3:00 p.m. on March 5th to make their moves before the NHL’s trade deadline.  This is expected to be a very active trade deadline, with a number of high profile players potentially finding themselves in new homes.  This week, I look around […] READ MORE


Aleksander Barkov Out of the Olympics With Knee Injury

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UPDATE:  Reports out of Finland suggest Barkov could miss 4-6 weeks of NHL action with the injury. Finland has suffered yet another big loss to their Olympic Team, and it again comes at centre as Florida Panthers rookie sensation Aleksander “Sasha” Barkov has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with a knee […] READ MORE