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CALGARY, AB - MARCH 23: Karri Ramo #31 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 23, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

MUST SEE: Karri Ramo takes mid-game warm-up

The 2015-16 pre-season has given fans some great moments. Truth be told, we’ve all been without hockey for too long. Pre-season marks the beginning of a ritual that everyone partakes in; we bring out the gear, we place the flags on our cars, and most importantly, we analyze the ever-loving heck out of meaningless games meant to evaluate top prospects…

Jaromir Jagr

OTPP: Kane Developments, Jagr’s Legend Grows, Pacioretty Captaincy and More

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. Its been a crazy week in the Patrick Kane investigation.  Dave and Ben review the craziness…

PA Parenteau

P.A. Parenteau’s Chance for Redemption with Maple Leafs

It was a rough end to the 2014-15 for Pierre Alexandre Parenteau. A concussion knocked him out for nearly two months, he struggled to find a spot in the line-up when he was healthy. There wasn’t much going for the 32-year-old winger. When it came to head coach Michel Therrien, it was evident where the root of the problems came…

Erik Johnson

Avalanche Signs Erik Johnson to a Seven-Year Deal

The Colorado Avalanche have locked up a key part of their core, signing star defenceman Erik Johnson to a seven-year contract. According to Andy Strickland, the deal is for $42 million ($6 million AAV) and comes with a modified no-trade clause. Erik johnson signs 7 yr extension with #Avs $6 mill per #NHL — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) September 23, 2015…

Lethbridge Hurricanes v Calgary Hitmen

TSP: 2015 NHL Organizational Prospect Rankings

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Top Shelf Prospects.  As the summer progresses, I will be featuring each NHL team’s top prospects, following the order of the first round of the 2015 NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) —you can find all the articles here. Because we already published an extensive NHL Draft preview, I will not be reviewing the…

Tampa Bay Lightning v Colorado Avalanche

Puck Drop Preview: 2015-16 Colorado Avalanche

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2015-16, 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. Makes 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…

Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche

TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

Welcome to the 2015 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2015 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will be following the order of the first round of…

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