Cale Makar Quickly Establishing Elite Defenceman Reputation

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People say defencemen take longer to develop. They say even if they break into the league early, they won’t hit their stride until their mid 20’s. The NHL remains the biggest and toughest stage, where boys must become men to stick around. Forwards have the luxury of less (quote-unquote) “defensive responsibility”, so wingers and even […] READ MORE





Lady Byng Predictions 2022

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 award predictions series. As the regular season wraps up and the playoffs begin, we’ll be taking a look at potential nominees and winners for the major NHL awards. The 2022 NHL Awards will be a one-hour show between Games 3 and 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, […] READ MORE



Norris Trophy Predictions 2022

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With the regular season wrapped up, and the playoffs underway, it’s time for the end of the year awards. The NHL is in the midst of the greatest era for defensemen in its history. Today we discuss the top 3 candidates for the Norris Trophy: given to the league’s best defenseman.  2022 Norris Trophy Predictions […] READ MORE




Colorado Avalanche Trade for Defenceman Josh Manson From Anaheim Ducks

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The NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching and we have our first trade. The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenceman Josh Manson. In return, the Anaheim Ducks get prospect Drew Helleson and a 2023 2nd round pick. **Josh Manson** of ⁦@AnaheimDucks⁩ to ⁦@Avalanche⁩ for Defenseman prospect Drew Helleson and a 2023 Draft Choice. ⁦@espn⁩ ⁦@NHLNetwork⁩ #HockeyTwitter […] READ MORE