Potential 2020-21 Edmonton Oilers Bounce-Back or Breakout Candidates

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Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. These players have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams this upcoming season. These players can be new faces or […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Colorado Avalanche

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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


The Curious Case of the Tyson Barrie Contract

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That’s it, the Tyson Barrie contract took an arbitration hearing for this?!?! Barrie received a four-year $22 million ($5.5 million AAV) contract from the Colorado Avalanche two days after he went to an arbitration hearing. This was done while the arbitrator was deciding on a contract that would be imposed on the two sides. The Curious […] READ MORE


Tyson Barrie Signs Extension with Avalanche

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a four-year deal worth $22 million. It is a considerable upgrade from his previous contract signed in 2014, which paid him $2.6 million per season. Tyson Barrie and COL sign a four-year deal with a $5.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 31, 2016 Tyson Barrie Signs Extension with […] READ MORE


NHL Salary Arbitration: 24 Players File

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The NHLPA announced that 24 players will file for salary arbitration. For a refresher, salary arbitration is where a contract dispute is settled through the player and team each proposing a salary for the upcoming season at a hearing. The neutral third party (arbitrator) sets the player’s salary for the season after the process. If […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Offer Sheet Targets

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On Friday, the Free Agent Frenzy will begin. Of course NHL free agency isn’t all about the UFAs, as there are a number of quality restricted free agents still unsigned by their clubs. Any team can sign these RFAs to a contract now that free agency has officially begun, but by virtue of being restricted, […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Colorado Avalanche

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department 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 […] READ MORE