Colorado Avalanche Bowen Byram Could Provide Boost

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The Colorado Avalanche might be sad that all play is suspended due to the global health crisis but that gives them more opportunity to evaluate prospects like Bowen Byram. Byram was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 Draft. He did not have as good of a season with the WHL Vancouver Giants but he […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers

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Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word on Hockey. We’re at the final stretch of the regular season and teams are still jousting for playoff position. However, rumours are still swirling as teams are already thinking about next season. In today’s NHL rumours segment, we’ll focus on rumours […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Trade Deadline Strategy

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The Colorado Avalanche deadline trade strategy is one of the most interesting in the NHL this season. They have one of the largest pools of available money and one of the deepest prospect pools. Several of their prospects are close to NHL-ready as well. That puts the front office in a position where they can […] READ MORE



NHL Rumours: Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers

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The NHL season is underway and there have been plenty of surprises thus far. This has sparked plenty of NHL rumours, adding to the excitement of the early-season. As long as NHL rumours remain around, Last Word on Hockey will look to keep fans up to date. Today, we’ll cover rumours surrounding the Arizona Coyotes, Colorado […] 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


Colorado Avalanche Nikita Zadorov Needs to Start Producing

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Nikita Zadorov has one of the most tenuous positions of any Colorado Avalanche skater. The 6’6″ defender is nearing restricted free agency again this summer but needs to produce if he is going to remain on the team past this season. The Avs have one of the deeper prospect groups on defence. Their blueline depth […] READ MORE


2019-20 WHL B.C. Division Players to Watch

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. The major junior hockey season is several weeks old and we’re here to take a look around the Western Hockey League. Today, we bring you our 2019-20 WHL B.C. Division Players to Watch. You can check out all of this year’s Top Shelf Prospects articles here.   2019-20 WHL B.C. […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Prospects: Top 20

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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 all […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Rookies to Watch

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The Colorado Avalanche pool of rookies is one to envy. Recent drafts have stocked the farm with top-notch talent. They already have a strong roster heading into the 2019-20 season, but rookie production can often be the difference between bringing home a Stanley Cup and falling short. Colorado is no different, but who are the […] READ MORE