2021 Philadelphia Flyers 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 Detroit Red Wings 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



An Analytical View at the 2021 NHL Hart Trophy Rankings

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This season has been entertaining, to say the least. We’ve got the chance to see young rookies, breakout seasons, and disappointing acquisitions. We can’t deny the fact that this was by far one of the most exciting seasons of hockey. The Hart trophy goes to the player judged most valuable to his team. There were […] READ MORE


The Detroit Red Wings Future: Who Stays And Who Goes

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Last night, the Detroit Red Wings lost 7-1 to the Nashville Predators. Before the game, Rocco Grimaldi had three games on the season. He left Bridgestone Arena with another four, more than doubling his season total. This type of loss is nothing new to Red Wings fans. Blowout losses have become all too common over […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Win in New Ways

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The 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs win games at a rate they rarely enjoy. The team sits at the top of the Canadian division with a 11-2-1 record. They have defeated every team they share the division with. Their +16 goal differential is the second-best in the NHL. The season may be early, but something feels […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Must Demote Ryan Strome From Second Line

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“Tomorrow” can be an abstract term. For the New York Rangers, it has been for the past several years. But in 2021, “tomorrow” has arrived. The goal of assembling a core composed of top prospects is complete. Logic would say that these said players need big minutes and roles to flourish. In David Quinn’s world, […] READ MORE


Evaluating David Quinn and the 2021 New York Rangers Season

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There’s no denying that for the first time in a few years, the New York Rangers are locked and loaded to seriously compete this season. That being said, it will be the first campaign in the David Quinn era where there will be legitimate expectations. Therefore, the “they’re still in development” excuse will no longer […] READ MORE


NHL Predictions for January 16 – Early Games

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Welcome back to NHL Predictions! Each day, the Last Word on Hockey team will break down every game and give our NHL predictions for each game. This is the early game slate of NHL Predictions. Be sure and check out the late games of NHL Predictions too. NHL Predictions Boston Bruins Vs New Jersey Devils Head-to-Head: […] READ MORE


2020-21 Nashville Predators Realistic Expectations

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In just a few dozen hours, the 2020-21 Nashville Predators will take the ice. They’ll be going head-to-head against the Columbus Blue Jackets, their new rivals in the realigned division. The 2021 NHL season will bring its fair share of surprises; in such a chaotic time period, staying grounded is key. This is especially true […] READ MORE