Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Recap and Grades

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The defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have a difficult off-season ahead. It started with the expansion draft, losing Yanni Gourde. That was followed by the 2021 NHL draft. Here’s a Lightning draft recap, looking at their selections and grading how well they did. Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Recap Heading into the draft, […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes: Defense-Only Mock Draft

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs’ draft prototypes? Maple Leafs’ Draft Prototypes: Defensemen-Only Mock Draft How To Determine Prototypes All parts of my Leafs’ draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs’ draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of the Leafs’ draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Lukas Gustafsson Prospect Deep Dive

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The Chicago Steel of the USHL recently won the Clark Cup. They have several talented players that are eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft, including the likes of Matthew Coronato, Mackie Samoskevich and Ryan Ufko. There is one more prospect, however, who did not play a very large role. That player was defenseman Lukas Gustafsson. […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Scandinavian Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Scandinavian Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of my Leafs draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: CHL Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs’ draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: CHL Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of the Leafs draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes: Forwards Only Mock Draft

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs draft prototypes?  Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Forwards-Only Mock Draft How To Determine Prototypes If you’d like to learn about prototypes, take a […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes Part Four

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. Who are Leafs draft prototypes?  Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Finnish Forwards How To Determine Prototypes The criteria used to determine prototypes was explained in my Russian […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, the Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes Part Three

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects fit the mold of a Leafs draft prototype? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL and Swedish Forwards How To Determine Prototypes If you want to […] READ MORE