Player Development of Top-10 Picks: Part 8

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Brett Connolly and Duncan Keith Out With Concussions

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Two Chicago Blackhawks have been diagnosed with concussions, with Brett Connolly and Duncan Keith both missing games. Brett Connolly, Duncan Keith to Sit Out On Connolly Connolly, who came to Chicago in a trade April 8, was diagnosed on Thursday after a collision with Steven Lorentz. The Carolina Hurricanes and Connolly met in the second […] READ MORE




Fantasy Hockey: Week 3 Impressions

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The third week of the fantasy hockey season is over, and league standings are starting to take a little more shape. Hasty drops, reactionary adds, trade offers galore: the season is in full swing at this point, even though it’s early. Last week’s impressions can be found here. As for this past week, here are […] READ MORE


Mike Hoffman Red Hot for Florida Panthers

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Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Mike Hoffman was drafted 130th overall by Ottawa Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. After an eight-year stint within the Senators organization, Hoffman was traded to the San Jose Sharks. Shortly after Mike Hoffman was acquired by the Florida Panthers. Those trades came just hours apart. Since then, Hoffman has been able […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Washington Capitals

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2019-20, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Off-Season Moves Could Spell Playoffs

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As August rolls around, many teams are settling in for next season. With the summer and many blockbuster deals, being all but wrapped up, it’s now safe to ask which teams won the summer. While many organizations made terrific additions, the Florida Panthers off-season seems to be one of the clear favorites. A few years […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey Sleeper Picks: 2019-20 Atlantic Division

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Last Word on Hockey is starting a brand new series of fantasy hockey coverage. We’re kicking things off with a breakdown of each team’s biggest fantasy hockey sleeper picks to target in the mid-to-late rounds of your draft. The series will cover each division in separate articles. Note: All fantasy rankings, position eligibilities, and statistical […] READ MORE


Report: Brett Connolly Signs with Florida Panthers

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Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly has reportedly signed a four-year contract with the Florida Panthers. The news was first broken by Edmonton Oilers radio analyst Bob Staufer and The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. The deal is for $3.5 million a season for the next four years. Don’t be surprised if Brett Connolly represented by Gerry Johansson […] READ MORE