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NHL player development Josh Bailey
NHL Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part Four
Kyle Pereira - Sep 27, 2021

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 […]



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NHL player development Josh Bailey
NHL Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part Four
Kyle Pereira - Sep 27, 2021

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 […]

2021-22 Nashville Predators
Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Nashville Predators

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 what […]

Sam Reinhart
Sam Reinhart Bound for Most Productive Season Ever with Florida Panthers
Nick Mancini - Sep 26, 2021

In a trade that happened during this past offseason, the Florida Panthers made a splash acquiring the 2014 second overall pick, Sam Reinhart from the Buffalo Sabres as they received goaltending prospect Devon Levi and a 2022 first-round draft pick.   Having spent his whole career with the Sabres, Reinhart has maintained an extremely steady line […]

Zach Sanford Trade
Ottawa Senators Trade Logan Brown For Zach Sanford
Kyle Pereira - Sep 25, 2021

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 […]

2021-22 Minnesota Wild
Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Minnesota Wild

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 […]

Sami Niku
Montreal Canadiens Sign Sami Niku
Jay Persaud - Sep 24, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens have signed defencemen Sami Niku to a one-year contract. The deal is a two-way contract, which will see Niku earn $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 at the AHL level, with a guaranteed salary of $475,000. The 24-year-old defencemen will join the Canadiens franchise after spending four seasons with the Winnipeg Jets […]

Carey Price
Carey Price, Others Fail Montreal Canadiens Physicals

A plethora of Montreal Canadiens players failed their initial training camp physicals. Team officials announced that Carey Price, Mike Hoffman, Paul Byron, Joel Teasdale and Josh Brook failed their physicals. The club also announced that Joel Edmundson is day-to-day while Brendan Gallagher is out for family reasons. Medical updates from the opening day of camp […]

Player Development: Jeff Skinner
Player Development of Top-10 Picks Part Three

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 […]