Who Takes a Discount in NHL Salaries Part Two: Winnings Double Dividend

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In part one of this series, we discussed how taxes affect NHL salaries. I never believed taxes were the reason the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights have signed so many sweetheart contracts in the past few years. The hypothesis was slightly more simple. Players love winning, and good teams are the ones that […] READ MORE


2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Atlantic 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 Atlantic Division and their team […] READ MORE


Why the Ottawa Senators Shouldn’t Go After Matt Murray

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The Ottawa Senators will be a very busy team this offseason. Over half of their forwards need new contracts, a mix of UFA and RFa’s alike. However, they also have a ton of draft capital, more quality than anyone in the league. With that, it’d make sense for them to at least see what the […] READ MORE


Canadian Fans Growing Increasingly Optimistic of Claiming the Stanley Cup

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The 2015/16 NHL season took a dark turn for the clubs of Canada, without a single one of the country’s seven teams making it to the playoffs. It was the first time since the 1969/70 season that the postseason had been sans Canada. But, that was merely salt in the wound for the diehard hockey […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Win Eastern Conference Final Game 6; Force Game 7

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Austin Urbach It was noted yesterday that the Ottawa Senators needed a special performance tonight to force a Stanley Cup birth deciding game seven. Tonight was just that–special. After going down by one early to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Cinderella fighters from Canada’s capital fought hard to stave off elimination […] READ MORE


Inside Erik Karlsson’s Dominance Through Perseverance

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via Last Word on Hockey, by  Griffin Schroeder (Associate Editor)  It was written ages ago that “God rested on the seventh day.” It was also said that “On the eighth day, God created Erik Karlsson.” Inside Erik Karlsson‘s Dominance Through Perseverance What, you don’t remember that part of the creation story? Ok, I’ll admit it. […] READ MORE



Contenders and Pretenders: Atlantic Division

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s mini-series that will be distinguishing the playoff contenders versus the pretenders of each division in the Eastern and Western Conferences. In a league full of parity, it seems like everyone is in the race for a playoff spot, but is it a product of the league, or is the […] READ MORE



OTPP: Barclays Center Ice and Attendance Issues; and More

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play 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. The boys are back and looking at the news from […] READ MORE