3:14 PM EDT, Mon July 22, 2019
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Zach Aston-Reese Re-Signs With Pittsburgh Penguins

Zach Aston-Reese Re-Signs With Pittsburgh Penguins

Zach Aston-Reese has agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The contract carries a $1 million average annual value. Zach Aston-Reese Re-Signs With Penguins https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1153333978260226049?s=19 Zach Aston-Reese had one foot through the door Monday morning in Toronto heading into an arbitration hearing before he signed a new contract with the Penguins. The two settled on a two-year, $2 million deal. The forward was rumoured have previously asked for more money. However, the team offering a longer-term than the arbitrator could have is likely...
3 hours ago
The Missing Rings: 1970-71 Boston Bruins

The Missing Rings: 1970-71 Boston Bruins

The Missing Rings is a series looking at some of the best teams in NHL history to not win the Stanley Cup. Whether they lose in the first round or game seven of the finals, these great teams have been forgotten because they could not win the big one. For the next installment, the 1970-71 Boston Bruins are the focus. The Missing Rings: 1970-71 Boston Bruins 1969-70 Season The Bruins finished in second place in the NHL east division. Boston and the Chicago Black Hawks had both put up 99 points, but the Hawks won the tiebreaker with five more wins. Hall of fame defenceman Bobby Orr had one of...
4 hours ago
Fantasy Hockey Sleeper Picks: 2019-20 Atlantic Division

Fantasy Hockey Sleeper Picks: 2019-20 Atlantic Division

Last Word on Hockey is starting a brand new series of fantasy hockey coverage. We’re kicking things off with a breakdown of each team’s biggest fantasy hockey sleeper picks to target in the mid-to-late rounds of your draft. The series will cover each division in separate articles. Note: All fantasy rankings, position eligibilities, and statistical categories are based off Yahoo standard leagues unless noted otherwise. Link to Metropolitan Division sleeper picks here. Boston Bruins: Karson Kuhlman, C/RW 2018-19 stats: 11 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 +/-, 0 PPP, 15 SOG, 6 H We begin our fantasy hockey...
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MacKenzie Weegar Re-Signs With The Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar Re-Signs With The Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have re-signed defenceman MacKenzie Weegar to a one-year contract worth $1.6 million, avoiding arbitration. Florida #Panthers have settled with MacKenzie Weegar ahead of his arbitration hearing this morning on a 1 year contract that carries an AAV of $1.6M. Weegar was scheduled to go befor an arbitrator this morning. pic.twitter.com/Ssvfg5BDhH — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 22, 2019 MacKenzie Weegar Staying in Florida Weegar has spent his entire three-year NHL career with the Panthers after they selected him in the seventh round, 206th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft....
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Breaking Down the Potential of the Chicago Blackhawks Goalies

Breaking Down the Potential of the Chicago Blackhawks Goalies

Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks have been experiencing a weird phenomenon lately. For the first time this decade, the team has been undergoing serious changes. Players like Brian Seabrook and Duncan Keith are frequently mentioned in trade rumours, while other longtime-Hawks like Artemi Anisimov and Nick Schmaltz have already been dealt. After not recording a single playoff win since the 2016 post-season, general manager Stan Bowman is finally rearranging. This includes overhauling the Chicago Blackhawks goalies. Corey Crawford, Chicago's starter since 2010, may finally be stepping down as the...
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TSP: Los Angeles Kings Prospects

TSP: Los Angeles Kings Prospects

Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in the 2019 draft, as there have been no games since then, and our reports on them will not have changed. Today we look at the Los Angeles Kings Prospects. What we will be doing is...
6 hours ago
Colorado Avalanche Biggest Game in Franchise History

Colorado Avalanche Biggest Game in Franchise History

Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s summer series where we look at the biggest game in team history. Each day we will be back with a new team to look at. Looking at things like the lead-up, what happened, followed, and why it makes it the biggest game. The biggest game does not automatically mean a win, either. Sometimes, it can be a loss that set the franchise back massively. Sit back and enjoy as we break down all 31 teams' most important game. In this article, Last Word On Hockey editor Christian Holmes will discuss the Colorado Avalanche biggest game in franchise history. The full...
7 hours ago
NHL Rumours: New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, and Boston Bruins

NHL Rumours: New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, and Boston Bruins

With teams being crunched by salary cap restrictions, and arbitration hearings approaching, NHL rumours are still being volleyed about. For the Monday edition of NHL rumours we will be discussing possibilities for the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins. What moves do these teams anticipate to improve their rosters? Last Word on Hockey has you covered. NHL Rumours New Jersey Devils Rumour: Chris Ryan of NJ.com wrote that the New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero is continuing to search for ways to upgrade his roster. Some moves he may explore include trading for Nikita...
19 hours ago
Neal Pionk Signs with Winnipeg Jets

Neal Pionk Signs with Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have signed restricted free agent defenceman Neal Pionk to a two-year contract worth $6 million, or $3 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1153077212863770625 Jets Sign Neal Pionk The good-skating defenceman that can play both ends of the ice has only played for the New York Rangers in his two-year NHL career. He is a smaller player, but has improved in his first two pro seasons. Pionk had six goals and 20 assists for 26 points in 73 games. He added 35 penalty minutes this season. His Corsi was 43.9 and...
20 hours ago
Oskar Sundqvist Re-Signs with the St. Louis Blues

Oskar Sundqvist Re-Signs with the St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues announced on Sunday that they've re-signed Oskar Sundqvist. The centre agreed to a four-year deal with the team with an annual cap hit of $2.75 million. Sundqvist was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on July 24. https://twitter.com/tomtimm/status/1153070667362971653 St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Oskar Sundqvist With Jordan Binnington signing a week prior, and Ville Husso also inking a new deal, Sundqvist was one of two Blues headed to arbitration. Joel Edmundson is now the only Blues player headed to arbitration, despite St. Louis tying with the Calgary Flames for the most...
Jul 21, 2019
TSP: Ottawa Senators Prospects

TSP: Ottawa Senators Prospects

Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in the 2019 draft, as there have been no games since then, and our reports on them will not have changed. Today we look at the Ottawa Senators Prospects. What we will be doing is linking...
Jul 21, 2019
Chicago Blackhawks Biggest Game In Franchise History

Chicago Blackhawks Biggest Game In Franchise History

Welcome back to Last Word on Hockey’s summer series where we look at the biggest game in team history. Each day we will be back with a new team to review. Looking at things like the lead-up, what happened, followed, and why it makes it the biggest game. The biggest game does not automatically mean a win, either. Sometimes, it can be a loss that set the franchise back massively. Sit back and enjoy as we break down all 31 Team’s most important game. Today we look at the Chicago Blackhawks biggest game. Chicago Blackhawks Biggest Game The Chicago Blackhawks have won six Stanley Cups since...
Jul 21, 2019
NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues

NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues

It's an east coast edition of NHL rumours today. There are still a number of free agents either unsigned or scheduled for arbitration. Trades could also be coming our way to relieve salary pressures created by previous moves. Last Word on Hockey will continue to keep fans up to date with the latest NHL rumblings. Today we look at some talk surrounding the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, and St.Louis Blues. NHL Rumours New York Rangers Rumour: The New York Post's Brett Cyrgalis weighs in on how the Rangers need to mange their books after dropping a massive contract on Jacob Trouba Friday...
Jul 20, 2019
TSP: Chicago Blackhawks Prospects

TSP: Chicago Blackhawks Prospects

Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in the 2019 draft, as there have been no games since then, and our reports on them will not have changed. Today we look at the Chicago Blackhawks Prospects. What we will be doing is...
Jul 20, 2019
Brock McGinn Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

Brock McGinn Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed free-agent winger Brock McGinn to a two-year contract worth $4.2 million. His salary for the upcoming season will be $1.9 million and $2.3 million for 2020-21. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1152575284690018305 Brock McGinn Staying Put McGinn has spent his entire four-year career with the Canes. He has put up 36 goals and 40 assists for 76 career points in 240 career games. He was originally drafted in the second round, 47th overall of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Hurricanes. Last season he...