The 2021 Detroit Red Wings Were Better Than Expectations

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The bar was low for the 2020-2021 Detroit Red Wings. The team’s forgettable 2019-20 season helped both fans and the front office to temper expectations on this season. Thankfully, the year was full of pleasant surprises. Filip Zadina improved every aspect of his game. Michael Rasmussen emerged as a competent, solid center. Even new arrivals […] READ MORE


Kent Johnson Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #9

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE



Simon Edvinsson Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #8

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Jesper Wallstedt Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #7

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE



Dylan Guenther Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #6

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Luke Hughes Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #5

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2021 NHL Draft Class Introductions: Theo Rochette

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […] READ MORE


Owen Power Scouting Report: 2021 NHL Draft #2

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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 2021 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE