7:11 PM EST, Tue November 19, 2019
5 hours ago
2019-20 Detroit Red Wings – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

2019-20 Detroit Red Wings – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The start to the season has been full of ups and downs for the 2019-20 Detroit Red Wings, but far more downs than ups thus far. After starting the season with a big win against the Nashville Predators and then a crazy win in their home opener against the Dallas Stars, things were looking up. Then the wheels fell off. In the team's next 10 games, they only had one win, which came against the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout these 10 games, the team allowed five-goals-against six different times. And they only scored more than two goals once, in the 5-4 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues. The...
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2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class Marked by Grit and Tenacity

2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class Marked by Grit and Tenacity

TORONTO-- Look up the words ‘grit’ and ‘tenacity’ in the dictionary. Definitions such as “courage and resolve” or “sheer determination” can be found.  This is an apt description of the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class being enshrined into the Hall on Monday night. It was not just the goals and assists on the ice or Stanley Cups won that separated these players and builders. It is their instinctive character traits, their ability to conquer adversity and barriers, that are entrenched in each of the six inductees’ legacies forever.  The 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class Notated...
6 hours ago
Breaking Down San Jose Sharks Goalie Martin Jones

Breaking Down San Jose Sharks Goalie Martin Jones

Goaltending issues for the San Jose Sharks have been front and center both last season and this. The team’s lead netminder, Martin Jones, has come under enormous scrutiny. His play has been inconsistent, going on close to 100 games now. The Play of Martin Jones Being inconsistent is just that. It doesn’t mean Jones can’t play well. Indeed, he’s started the last six games for the Sharks, all wins. His play has improved from early in the season, yet his numbers remain specious. He’s allowed 17 goals in the six games, a goals against average of 2.76 and a save percentage of .891. In...
9 hours ago
Fantasy Hockey: Week 7 Impressions

Fantasy Hockey: Week 7 Impressions

A day later than usual, but it's time to take a look back at Week 7 in the world of fantasy hockey. A quarter of the NHL season is over with, and a lot of the hot starts have fizzled out, while others have taken off. Week 6 impressions can be found here. Let's get going on this past week. Week 7 Fantasy Hockey Impressions Who's Hot New York Rangers Defenceman Anthony DeAngelo has been steadily turning into quite the fantasy hockey stud for the New York Rangers. All eyes were on Jacob Trouba heading into 2019-20. Trouba has been a category filler, but DeAngelo is out there putting up the...
9 hours ago
NHL Predictions Nov. 19 Late Games – Including Vegas Golden Knights vs Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Predictions Nov. 19 Late Games – Including Vegas Golden Knights vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Welcome back to NHL Predictions. Every day Last Word on Hockey brings you a prediction and analysis of every game on the schedule. In the late-games edition of the November 19 NHL Predictions, we'll cover seven games. There will also be a featured game on that is must-watch hockey. Today’s NHL Predictions featured game is the Vegas Golden Knights vs the Toronto Maple Leafs. Be sure to also check out the early game NHL predictions to stay informed. NHL Predictions St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head-to-Head: Blues 0-0 Lightning The defending Stanley Cup Champions have followed up a...
10 hours ago
NHL Predictions: November 19th Early Games – Including New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Predictions: November 19th Early Games – Including New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

Welcome back to NHL Predictions! Each day, Last Word On Hockey breaks down every game and give our NHL predictions for each game. Today we’ll cover the early games occurring on November 19th. This will include a featured game that should be must-watch hockey. The featured game today is the New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins. You can find our predictions for the later games tonight here. NHL Predictions Minnesota Wild at Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head: Wild 0-0 Sabres The Minnesota Wild come into tonight after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Including that,...
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NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and More

NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and More

It's Tuesday and we're starting the day off right with your latest NHL Rumours! The season is pushing on and if you stick with Last Word On Hockey, you won't miss a move. Today's NHL Rumours are focused on the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Buffalo Sabres. All NHL Rumours come from their original sources and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Calgary Flames Rumour: Eric Francis of sportsnet.ca speculated that the Flames would start shopping Johnny Gaudreau if the team doesn't get it together by the end of the season.  The time for action in Calgary is nigh, as this @NHLFlames team...
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Buffalo Sabres Kyle Okposo and Marcus Johnasson to miss time

Buffalo Sabres Kyle Okposo and Marcus Johnasson to miss time

The Buffalo Sabers announced that forwards Kyle Okposo and Marcus Johansson will both miss time due to upper-body injuries. Okposo is listed as indefinite with another concussion. While Johansson's injury is more minor, deemed day-to-day. "Guys are working hard to find the right path, and it's a different kind of challenge. But it's a good one to get to know our ability to adjust and get to know our depth..." Coach Krueger addresses the current injuries: https://t.co/b51DdP84gn pic.twitter.com/QsX9WSS3Th — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) November 18, 2019 Kyle Okposo Injured This past...
Nov 18, 2019
A How-To Guide on NHL Betting

A How-To Guide on NHL Betting

One of the most-searched phrases on Google for hockey fans is the following: ‘How to Bet the NHL’. Ice hockey boasts millions of adoring fans across Canada. This blistering game of skill, skates, and speed has all the ingredients of a high-octane contest. When hockey season approaches, fans erupt in an all-out frenzy of excitement. When these teams lock horns, it's like the Clash of the Titans on ice. For those with a penchant for betting on NHL games, it's certainly beneficial to have an in-depth understanding of the types of bets that are available. Fortunately, you can easily get the...
Nov 18, 2019
New Jersey Devils Waive Cory Schneider, Recall Louis Domingue

New Jersey Devils Waive Cory Schneider, Recall Louis Domingue

The New Jersey Devils announced two moves prior to practice on Monday. First, the Devils recalled goaltender Louis Domingue from Binghamton of the AHL. Next, the Devils announced they will place goaltender Cory Schneider on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Binghamton of the AHL. The #NJDevils have recalled goaltender Louis Domingue from the @BingDevils (AHL). In four games for Binghamton, Domingue was 2-1-1 with a 2.25 GAA and .918 SV%.https://t.co/NE96hwqsRw — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 18, 2019 #NJDevils goaltender Cory Schneider will be placed on waivers at noon ET...
Nov 18, 2019
Derek Grant Has Found a Home with the Anaheim Ducks

Derek Grant Has Found a Home with the Anaheim Ducks

Derek Grant has truly found a home with the Anaheim Ducks. After a long, drawn-out start to his career, the modest centreman finally resides among the Ducks fourth-line. From there, Grant has added a fresh sense of stability to the team's lineup. This comes after appearing on six different teams in only seven NHL seasons. The journeyman Derek Grant, though, seems to finally be docking ship in Anaheim. Derek Grant has Settled in with the Anaheim Ducks Well-Traveled Career Since being selected 114th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Grant has become quite a drifter. He...
Nov 18, 2019
Montreal Canadiens Jonathan Drouin, Paul Byron to Miss Time

Montreal Canadiens Jonathan Drouin, Paul Byron to Miss Time

The Montreal Canadiens will be without forwards Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron for some time. Claude Julien announced both players require surgery to repair that will keep them out for 'weeks'. Claude Julien tells reporters Paul Byron (knee) and Jonathan Drouin (wrist) need surgery and will miss time — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 18, 2019 Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron to Miss Weeks Drouin will undergo wrist surgery on Monday while Byron is scheduled for knee surgery on Tuesday. Both players missed the Habs 4-3 OTL Saturday night with the injuries. Both players were injured...
Nov 18, 2019
How Technology is Changing the Face of Ice Hockey

How Technology is Changing the Face of Ice Hockey

Photo by Jon Jordan, Attribution CC BY 2.0 Remember Wooden Hockey Stick Heads? Hockey has advanced a lot since the 1800s, where players would use tree branches and frozen dung pucks to slide along the ice of a frozen lake. Boots were strapped on with leather, and deer hide was stuffed with hair as protective pads. Nowadays, the idea seems almost hilarious. We're much more used to composite sticks, state of the art protective clothing, and even motion-tracked pucks. Instead of frozen lakes, even in hot states, we play in climate-controlled rinks. While the leap from the 1800s to today seems...
Nov 18, 2019
Arizona Coyotes: Evaluating the Phil Kessel Trade Thus far

Arizona Coyotes: Evaluating the Phil Kessel Trade Thus far

Back on June 29th, the Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins sent disgruntled forward Phil Kessel and Dane Birks, plus a fourth-round pick in 2021 to the Coyotes for forward Alex Galchenyuk and prospect defenceman Pierre-Olivier Joseph. Phil Kessel as a Coyote When the trade was announced this writer was stunned... as many other hockey fans were. Most everyone knew that Kessel was unhappy for whatever reason in Pittsburgh. There had been rumours that the Pittsburgh management and coaching staff had had their fill...
Nov 18, 2019
Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Sour Saturdays

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Sour Saturdays

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens. Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Sour Saturdays On this week's episode, the guys dig in on an interesting week of hockey for the Habs. Montreal secured five of six points and are sitting in second in the...