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2021 TSP: St. Louis Blues Prospect Pool
Ben Kerr - Sep 14, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […]

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2022 NHL Draft
2022 NHL Draft Awarded to Montreal

The league announced that the 2022 NHL Draft will be at the Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8. NHL officials made the announcement on Friday morning. It will be the first time the draft is being held outside of the NHL Network Studios since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The @CanadiensMTL will host […]

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Canucks Aligning Their Stars with Pettersson & Hughes

Halfway through September isn’t where the Vancouver Canucks fans want to be thinking about contracts. They’ve had more than enough of that in recent years, with stars cutting their current deals quite late. Scoring leader Brock Boeser‘s bridge deal remained unsigned until the end of training camp two years ago. Captain Horvat’s contract was signed […]

Zack Smith Retires
Former Ottawa Senator Zack Smith Retires At 33

Zack Smith Retires; After 12 seasons and 662 games in the NHL, Zack Smith has made the decision to hang up his skates.

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98% of NHL Players Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Greg Bowman - Sep 16, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the second full pandemic-era NHL season, nearly all players are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 98% of players will be fully immunized by the start of the season, per Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli. At #NHL Player Media Tour in Chicago, deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells @DailyFaceoff the league is projecting […]

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Heritage Classic Scheduled for March 13

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres have a date and time set for an outdoor match – 3 p.m. on March 13, 2022. The Sabres will be the first U.S.-based team to participate in the Tim Hortons Heritage Classic. The nationally televised gamed will be aired on TNT in the U.S. and on Sportsnet […]

Player Development
Player Development of Top-Ten Selections

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 […]

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Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Carolina Hurricanes

Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on […]

2021-22 NHL schedule featuring Mika Zibanejad
A Closer Look at the 2021-2022 NHL Schedule
Michael Verardi - Sep 15, 2021

2021-2022 NHL Schedule; Fantasy Hockey success is a combination of various factors. In competitive leagues, every detail matters.