Toronto Maple Leafs Prove Skill Is King, But Toughness Is Divine

For fans in Leafs Nation, the summer was long and winding. Crazy contract negotiations, juvenile scandals, and bittersweet trades consumed the BeLeafers. The good...
Mika Zibanejad

A Look at Mika Zibanejad and His Hot Start for the New York Rangers

The hockey world now knows the name of the New York Rangers Mika Zibanejad with his stellar play through the first two games of...
2019 NHL Draft Grades, 2019 Organizational Prospect Rankings

2019 NHL Draft Picks In The NHL

The 2019 NHL Draft contained many talented players, but only five of them are currently on NHL rosters. Two of them were always expected...

Charlie McAvoy, Brayden Point, and Zach Werenski Gamble on Future CBA

The 2019-20 NHL offseason has some of the most talented young RFAs ever. Names like Matthew Tkachuk, Mikko Rantanen, Patrik Laine, Zach Werenski, Charlie...

NHL Joins the Athlete Empowerment Era

The restricted free agent dominos are falling rapidly as the 2019-20 NHL season approaches. Mitch Marner, Brock Boeser, Brayden Point, and Matthew Tkachuk were...
Bet on hockey

How to Bet On Hockey and How Stats Can Give You an Advantage

Ice hockey does not have the global following of soccer or tennis. Even in the United States, sports like American football and basketball are...
Reggie Leach of the California Seals, one of the first non-traditional hockey markets, skates the puck.

The Rise of the “Non-traditional” Hockey Market

Since the game started, ice hockey has been a sport generally known for being located in cold-weather areas. A place to escape the harsh...
Pierre McGuire watches the Boston Bruins warm up.

Report: Pierre McGuire Off NBC’s Number 1 Hockey Broadcast Team

Changes coming to NBC this hockey season. According to a report from The Athletic's Rick Carpiniello, longtime hockey analyst Pierre McGuire has been removed...

Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Florida Panthers

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the...
NHL fighting

Fans Unfazed By Decline In NHL Fighting

Fewer Fights, and Many Fans Don’t Miss It NHL Fighting On July 30, ESPN published “’The new normal’: Why fighting in the NHL has dropped to...