2021 Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, 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 how […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE



Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas is Among the Best in the NHL

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It’s not because of his acquisitions or roster building that put Kyle Dubas amongst the best general managers in the NHL (though those have been examined). It’s because Kyle Dubas cares. Dubas has earned the reputation of a cold, numbers guy. He couldn’t be further from that. Kyle Dubas is a general manager that treats […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Tenure for Morgan Rielly Could Be Done Soon

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Morgan Rielly is the longest-tenured player on the Leafs’ roster. He was there for the bad (2013-2016) and the good (2016-2021). He has been a core piece of their rebuild on the blueline and even finished top-5 in Norris voting one season. Rielly will have one year on his deal after this one, and it […] READ MORE




The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast – Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

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LWOS Toronto Maple Leafs beat writer Oscar Elieff shares his thoughts on the current trends around hockey and the NHL as a whole. Each new episode features a guest host that provides something a little different from the last. Grab a cold drink, grab a seat, and enjoy the breakdown of the latest events going […] READ MORE