Examining if the Toronto Maple Leafs Play is Inconsistent

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It’s game night and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again. Fans are angry and Twitter is on fire. Sure their overall record is alright, but this loss is unacceptable because “other teams just don’t lose like that”. Admittedly, the way they lose can be difficult to watch. Sometimes it honestly looks like half the team […] READ MORE



Examining If New York Islanders Lou Lamoriello is a Good Negotiator

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The Kyle Dubas vs Lou Lamoriello debate gets rehashed on Twitter every few weeks, and it seems like a big waste of time. That being said, one argument about Lou Lamoriello always sticks out. Conventional wisdom states that one benefit of tough old Lou is that he’s great at negotiating contracts. This is often presented […] READ MORE


Examining if NHL Contract Negotiations are a Repeatable Skill

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As someone who follows the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s obvious that sometimes GMs lose NHL contract negotiations. On the contrary, some managers like Steve Yzerman consistently seem to sign players for below market value. This begs the question if NHL contract negotiations are a repeatable skill among managers. If they are, we will see some […] READ MORE


MnM Hockey Podcast: NHL Central Division Preview

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Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Hockey Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. […] READ MORE





Who Takes a Discount in the NHL Salaries Part One: Taxes

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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 […] READ MORE


Drafting Efficiency: NHLe vs. The Buffalo Sabres

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Every sport has a few teams that can’t seem to get out of their own way. In hockey, the Ottawa Senators wear this crown, but the Buffalo Sabres are giving them a run for their money. All the negative press around the Sabres recently got me looking at their painful draft record and wondering, how […] READ MORE