Player Development of Top-10 Picks: Benoit Pouliot

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Blake Coleman Suspended For Boarding

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Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman has been suspended one preseason game and one regular-season game. This suspension stems from a boarding call in a preseason game against Winnipeg Jets forward Jansen Harkins.  Calgary’s Blake Coleman has been suspended for one preseason game and one regular season game for Boarding Winnipeg’s Jansen Harkins. https://t.co/E9EsokYFd5 — NHL […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Roster Different with New Look Third Line

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have a tall task ahead of them this season if they want a three-peat. After losing the Yanni Gourde line – which featured Gourde, Barclay Goodrow and Blake Coleman – they have a massive hole to fill. That line was arguably the key to their back-to-back titles, as they could be […] READ MORE


NHL Player Development of Top-Ten Picks, Part Five

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NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece […] READ MORE


NHL Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part Four

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NHL Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey’s latest series takes a look at how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Trade Logan Brown For Zach Sanford

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The pre-season is fast-approaching, meaning the season is about to get underway. Teams are working through training camp and finalizing their rosters. On Saturday, the Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues completed a trade that will alter that process. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has shipped centreman Logan Brown and a conditional fourth-round pick in […] READ MORE


Player Development of Top-10 Picks Part Three

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Player Development of Top-Ten Selections

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Top 10 NHL Draft Selections & Player Development

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


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