2017 NHL Draft Grades

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Will Nolan Patrick come back to haunt the New Jersey Devils?

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The first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft is a funny thing. In a year like this, all the Philadelphia Flyers (picking 2nd) have to do is select whomever the New Jersey Devils (picking 1st) do not. The privilege New Jersey have been gifted also carries great responsibility. They used the honour of their […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Entry Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets Draft Review

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Now that the dust has settled on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, it’s time to review what the Columbus Blue Jackets got done. There were multiple names that fans are wondering about, and the one at the forefront was the Blue Jackets first pick of the draft in Alexandre Texier. Here is the review of […] READ MORE


The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #137 – The 2017 NHL Draft

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Last Word on Hockey is pleased to present our new hockey podcast, The 4th Line Podcast. Coming from Calgary, AB and Nanaimo, BC, Carl and Joel provide their own unique and fun view of hockey. Every week the guys share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the […] READ MORE




Ryan Reaves Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the St. Louis Blues made a trade towards the end of Round One of the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Penguins traded the 31st overall pick and forward Oskar Sundqvist to the Blues in exchange for forward Ryan Reaves and the 51st pick in the draft. #Pens acquire Ryan […] READ MORE


Eetu Luostarinen 2017 NHL Draft Honorable Mention

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Entry Draft – Pacific Division Team Needs

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With the conclusion of the Expansion Draft, it’s time to focus in on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft – which occurs on Friday evening. We take a look at Pacific Division Team Needs in the NHL Draft. It’s no surprise the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is a little different than what has been the norm […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Draft Scouting Reports: 91-100

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word […] READ MORE