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16 hours ago
Montreal Canadiens Sign Paul Byron to An Extension

Montreal Canadiens Sign Paul Byron to An Extension

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to sign forward Paul Byron to four-year contract worth $13.6 million or $3.4 per season. The contract runs until the end of the 2022-23 season. https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/1043875404757577729 Montreal Canadiens Sign Paul Byron to Extension Over his seven-year career, Byron has played for the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and Montreal Canadiens. He has put up 70 goals and 74 assists for 144 points in his 363 career games. He was originally drafted in the sixth round, 179th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2007 NHL Draft. He scored 20 goals...
19 hours ago
Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Washington Capitals

Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Washington Capitals

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey 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 eventually our 2018-19 Stanley Cup pick. You can check out all our articles on our Puck Drop Page. Today the series continues with the Washington Capitals. Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Washington Capitals. Last Season A season not easily forgotten in...
20 hours ago
OTPP: Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Off-Season and More

OTPP: Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Off-Season and More

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Off-Season OTPP is back. It's been a long summer for our two most Eastern Canadian franchises. The Ottawa Senators drafted Brady Tkachuk, traded Mike Hoffman, and finished their off-season by trading Erik Karlsson. Colton gives his thoughts on the return that the Senators got. The mistakes that Eugene Melnyk and Pierre...
Sep 22, 2018
Miles Wood re-signs with New Jersey Devils After Sophomore Success

Miles Wood re-signs with New Jersey Devils After Sophomore Success

Left-wing Miles Wood signed a four-year, $11 million contract extension with the New Jersey Devils this afternoon. The contract carries a $2.75 million AAV or cap hit per season. Wood is coming off a breakout sophomore season with the Devils, earning 32 points in 76 games. https://twitter.com/NJDevils/status/1043607289717039110 Miles Wood Re-Signs with New Jersey Devils After Sophomore Success Miles Wood's great sophomore season with the Devils punched his ticket with the franchise for the foreseeable future. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL draft, 100th overall, Wood first made...
Sep 22, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs Tough Decisions

Toronto Maple Leafs Tough Decisions

There are a few Toronto Maple Leafs tough decisions coming up in the next couple weeks. They're well into the preseason, the easy cuts have already been made, and they're close to reducing the roster to what should be the roster on opening night. What's next? Toronto Maple Leafs Tough Decisions Are Coming There are still five pre-season games remaining, including tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres.  Auston Matthews will get the chance to keep pace with the four goals John Tavares has scored in two games. Matthews has one in one game. While preseason scoring by the team's top players...
Sep 22, 2018
2018-19 WHL U.S. Division Preview

2018-19 WHL U.S. Division Preview

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all of this year’s Top Shelf Prospects articles here. Check Out the WHL East Division, WHL Central Division, and WHL B.C. Division Previews here. 2018-19 WHL U.S. Division Top Three Contenders in Predicted Order of Finish Spokane Chiefs Spokane will be led by a pair of superstars. Centre...
Sep 22, 2018
Pierre Dorion Needs To Take More Blame For Ottawa Senators Position

Pierre Dorion Needs To Take More Blame For Ottawa Senators Position

Let's get one thing straight, this is not an article defending Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. Melnyk deserves all the hate he gets for being a cheap owner who meddles in team affairs. However, because of Melnyk, Sens general manager Pierre Dorion often gets a free pass. He often avoids blame for moves the Sens make because they are written off as Melnyk's ideas. Pierre Dorion is very responsible for the mess the Senators are in. Because of this, he needs to shoulder more of the blame. Pierre Dorion Has Not Helped The Sens Position Pierre Dorion has a tough job. He has one of, if not the...
Sep 22, 2018
Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Vegas Golden Knights

Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Vegas Golden Knights

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word on Hockey 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 eventually our 2018-19 Stanley Cup pick. You can check out all our articles on our Puck Drop Page. Today the series continues with the Vegas Golden Knights. 2018-19 Vegas Golden Knights Preview Last Season The Golden Knights often referred to as the Golden...
Sep 21, 2018
Montreal Canadiens sign Joel Teasdale and Josh Brook to ELCs

Montreal Canadiens sign Joel Teasdale and Josh Brook to ELCs

The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Joel Teasdale and defencemen Josh Brook to three-year Entry-Level Contracts. Both players are entry-level slide candidates and would begin in the 2019-20 season unless they play in more than nine NHL games this season. Contrats signés ✅ Contracts: signed ✅#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/4sI3xP5e8c — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 21, 2018 Habs Sign Josh Brook and Joel Teasdale to Entry-Level Deals Teasdale has spent the last three years with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL. He has scored 61 goals and 78 assists for...
Sep 21, 2018
Detroit Red Wings Mike Green Likely To Miss Start of Season

Detroit Red Wings Mike Green Likely To Miss Start of Season

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that defenceman Mike Green will likely miss the start of the season due to fatigue. The news came Friday morning from Red Wings general manger Ken Holland. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/1043142897841917952 Mike Green Diagnosed With Fatigue Green hadn't shown much energy at the start of training camp a week ago according to Holland. The Calgary native was sent for bloodwork and then to a specialist for a follow-up examination. Holland was hoping that Green would meet with doctors Friday or Monday. The early thinking is that Green has a...
Sep 21, 2018
In the Crease: What Happens When Roberto Luongo Retires?

In the Crease: What Happens When Roberto Luongo Retires?

The statistics have been incredible with 1,057 games played and 630 wins in 18 years as an NHL starting goaltender. That's good enough to be ranked fourth on the all-time wins list. Those stellar numbers belong to none other than Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo. The man with no Stanley Cups, yet one of the most successful careers between the pipes in the NHL. (To be fair, he won Olympic Gold, so...) Luongo isn't quite ready to start looking back at his career, but the clock is ticking for the 39 year old. His contract goes through 2022 and it's hard to believe he'll be kicking pucks...
Sep 21, 2018
It’s Time to Make Dylan Larkin the Detroit Red Wings Next Captain

It’s Time to Make Dylan Larkin the Detroit Red Wings Next Captain

The surprise retirement of Henrik Zetterberg has made a huge ripple effect on the Detroit Red Wings. Zetterberg has been a staple for the franchise for many years but was also the team’s captain. There have been a few names tossed around to be the next captain. However, Dylan Larkin has all the tools to be the next captain. Larkin was immediately thought of as a future captain after he signed a five-year contract over the summer. The 22-year-old is a Waterford, Michigan native and played his college hockey at the University of Michigan. He’s been one of the faces of hockey in the...
Sep 21, 2018
2018-19 WHL B.C. Division Preview

2018-19 WHL B.C. Division Preview

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all of this year’s Top Shelf Prospects articles here. Check Out the WHL East Division and WHL Central Division Previews here. 2018-19 WHL B.C. Division Top Three Contenders in Projected Order of Finish Vancouver Giants All eyes across the hockey world will be on Bowen Byram, who has a...
Sep 21, 2018

Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Vancouver Canucks

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey 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 […] The post Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Vancouver Canucks appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.
Sep 20, 2018
Montreal Canadiens Forward Max Domi Suspended For Remainder of Pre-Season

Montreal Canadiens Forward Max Domi Suspended For Remainder of Pre-Season

The NHL Department of Players Saftey has announced that Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for five pre-season games. He will not miss any regular season games. This is his second career suspension. Montreal’s Max Domi suspended for the remainder of the preseason for roughing Florida’s Aaron Ekblad. https://t.co/OoZ1wP0Sv5 — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) September 20, 2018 Max Domi Suspended Five Pre-Season Games Domi has been suspended five pre-season games for an incident with Florida Panthers defencemen Aaron Ekblad. Domi sucker punched Ekblad during the...