Colorado Avalanche Draft Strength Shines on 2021-22 Roster

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The Colorado Avalanche sit atop most projections for the 2021-22 season. Many have the team winning the President’s Trophy, and most agree that they’ve got the best odds to win the Stanley Cup too. Prior to last season, that sentiment was largely the same, as these high expectations are becoming the norm in Denver. But […] READ MORE


2021 TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

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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 […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Depth Tested by Cap Constraints

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The 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche team, as Joe Sakic put it, was “as deep a team as we’re going to have here“. And really, it’s hard to disagree with him. Every position, especially after the trade deadline acquisitions, sat stocked full of capable pieces. A “Cup or bust” aura circled around the team, both inside and […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Alex Newhook Leaves Game Four With Injury

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Young Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Newhook left Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues with a lower-body injury. Newhook played only two shifts before leaving the game in the first period and did not return. Alex Newhook (lower body) will not return to the game. — Avalanche PR (@AvsPR) May 23, 2021 Alex Newhook Injured […] READ MORE



2021 World Junior Championship Prediction: Canada v Switzerland

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Welcome to the 2021 World Junior Championship predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey will take a look at each game and give our predictions of the results. Tuesday, December 29th is Day Five of the tournament. In the middle game of the day, we see Canada back in action against Switzerland.  2021 World Junior […] READ MORE


Team Canada Names Roster For 2021 World Junior Championship

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Team Canada has named their final 25-man roster for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on December 25th inside the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada opens the tournament on December 26th when they take on Germany. The defending gold medalists will be coached by André Tourigny. Canada’s final 25-man roster is here:https://t.co/pzljoXQjAK […] READ MORE


The Washington Capitals Jakub Vrana is a Dreamy Trade Target

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The Washington Capitals season has come to a premature, and disappointing, early-end. In classic “underdog” fashion, the elite New York Islanders defence was able to shut down the Capitals offence, effectively silencing the team. There weren’t many stand-out issues with the Caps play, simply just a poor all-around effort. But despite the upsetting end, the […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Draft History Under Joe Sakic

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It feels like a good time to review the Colorado Avalanche draft history since Joe Sakic assumed the mantle of President of Hockey Operations in 2013. Colorado has reached the playoffs in each of the past two years and is poised for a third straight appearance despite a flurry of early-season injuries. The draft has […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 40 – 21

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE