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NHL Salaries
Chace McCallum - Nov 10, 2020

In part one of this series, we discussed how taxes affect NHL salaries. I never believed taxes were the reason the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights have signed so many sweetheart contracts in the past few years. The hypothesis was slightly more simple. Players love winning, and good teams are the ones that […]


Colorado Avalanche Goaltending
Doug Winkey - Nov 6, 2020

Goaltending depth is a growing concern in the NHL. Gone are the days with one workhorse and the Colorado Avalanche goaltending is no exception. Many teams will need three or even four NHL-calibre goaltenders over the course of a full 82-game season. Even if the 2020-21 season is shorter than normal, the Avs will still […]

NHL Salaries
Chace McCallum - Nov 1, 2020

In the past few years, taxes have been brought up more and more when talking about NHL salaries and contracts. The theory is pretty simple in that teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Tampa Bay Lightning play in areas with relatively low-income tax rates. While teams like Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens […]

Kyle Pereira - Oct 26, 2020

The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word do a 2021 Draft Class Introduction to two names to pay attention […]

Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup
Eben Wares - Oct 25, 2020

The glow of two Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Championship victories in 2012 and 2014 has completely faded from Los Angeles Kings fans faces. The franchise promoted from within in current president Luc Robitaille and general manager Rob Blake. Left was an aging core group and an overwhelming amount of dead weight in cap space. […]

Zeke Leo - Oct 20, 2020

The author of famous quotes, Yogi Berra, is reported to have said, “when you come to a fork in the road, take, it.” It’s not terribly useful advice for most people, but I suspect the San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson, the team’s general manager, can relate. His Sharks are at a fork in the road. […]

Utica Comets left wing Sven Baertschi of the AHL
Erin Butler - Oct 17, 2020

When Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley let slip that the idea of a Canadian NHL division had been proposed, no one should have been surprised. It’s an idea that has been around for decades, though back in the ’80s it was for financial reasons. But there is more to the league than their top-tier. […]

Joe Thornton
Zeke Leo - Oct 17, 2020

It was as mundane as it was extraordinary. Or maybe it was extraordinary because it was mundane. The image is this: the San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton, handling the puck as he scans the ice while easing up the half wall. A defender vainly trying to disrupt the big man affectionately known as Jumbo. The […]

NHL Draft Lottery
Ben Kerr - Oct 6, 2020

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

2020 NHL draft
Ben Kerr - Oct 6, 2020

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

NHL Draft

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Metropolitan Division and their team […]

Alex Cotton
Kyle Pereira - Oct 1, 2020

Every year, the NHL see’s their fair share of prospects who re-enter the draft, and the 2020 NHL Draft re-entry players are intriguing. These are guys that went one or even two consecutive seasons without getting drafted. This year’s draft features plenty of guys re-entering, and a few of them are quite intriguing. Here at […]

2020 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Atlantic Division and their team […]

Brayden Point
Jim Biringer - Sep 28, 2020

The redemption story is complete. For the first time since 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions. The Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final by a score of 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay was led by Andrei Vasilevskiy, who stopped all 22 shots […]

Steven Stamkos

It was a short but memorable return for Steven Stamkos as the Tampa Bay Lightning downed the Dallas Stars, 5-2, to win Game 3.  Tampa’s captain needed only one minute, 26 seconds of ice time to score his first Stanley Cup Final goal of his career. He didn’t score in the 2015 Final against the […]

Tampa Bay Lightning win
Doug Winkey - Sep 21, 2020

The Tampa Bay Lightning win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals over the Dallas Stars by a final score of 3-2. The Stars were leading 1-0 but now the series is 1-1 after an electric performance from Tampa. It was a gritty game that ultimately came down to what teams could do with the […]



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MLB Weight Loss
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

When we look at the money involved in the modern MLB, the plates have never been stacked higher for players. $100m contracts are now becoming somewhat commonplace. Aaron Judge will be looking at an eight-year deal in excess of $300m whether he remains a Yankee or not, and pundits are speculating Shohei Ohtani’s salary will […]

Diets of US World Cup
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

The men’s version of the FIFA World Cup is a long way from home this winter. Held in Qatar, it’s the first time that either the men’s or women’s finals have been hosted in the Middle East. With players traveling long distances from club sides in Europe or the US, the prep work for a […]

Golf Bag Storage Rack - How to Make Your Own
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

Have you ever thought about making your own golf bag storage rack? Where do you store your golf bag and other golf equipment? There are two common answers to this question. The first is that you simply leave all of your golf stuff in the trunk of your car. This can be problematic and can […]

Four Things Jurgen Klopp is Doing to help Liverpool
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

Liverpool are not having the best of starts to the current Premier League season, but there are four things Jurgen Klopp is doing to ensure that the Reds’ are still title-worthy. It showed in their Champions League clash against Ajax, and this brand of football will be dangerous in the Premier League. The evident absence of […]

New Alcohol Rules - Qatar World Cup
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

After several fans who purchased World Cup 2022 tickets voiced their frustration with the no-alcohol policy, FIFA and the Qatari organizers are working on plans to facilitate drinks when the games come alive in November which means that new alcohol rules could be in place for the tournament. New Alcohol Rules – Changes for Qatar […]

Final Phase Ticket Price
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious international football competition. Every once in four years, millions of fans attend the event from all over the world. In just a few months Qatar is going to host the World Cup 2022. Qatar’s hosting decisions heightened the excitement among fans exceptionally. According to Surprise Sports, the […]

Emirates Stadium Arsenal Football Club
Last Word Staff - Sep 21, 2020

The logos donned by football teams represent their history and are riddled with esoteric messages filled with hidden meanings. Many fans remain unaware that the symbol of their favourite team’s crest tells its own story. What does it mean when a particular animal is the highlight of a logo? Similarly, what’s the deal with the […]

Qualifying US Open
Eddie Davey - Sep 21, 2020

Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […]