Puck Drop Preview: 2020-2021 Minnesota Wild

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, 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 […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Phil Kessel Must Perform in Play-in Series

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It’s been just over a year that the Arizona Coyotes pulled off a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins to acquire star forward Phil Kessel. The Coyotes also received Dane Birks and Pittsburgh’s 4th round pick in 2021 NHL Draft for Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph. Kessel had a very disappointing season this past year. He only tallied five […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Black Aces

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  We have a definite (for now) number of skaters each of the play-in and playoff teams can carry. Goalies are unlimited, but total skaters (forwards and defence) per team can’t exceed 28. No team wants to use them, but just in case… Today, we’re looking at the Minnesota Wild Black Aces. Who Can Be […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Jason Zucker From Minnesota Wild

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The Minnesota Wild traded left winger Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in exchange for winger Alex Galchenyuk, defensive prospect Calen Addison and a 2020 first-round draft pick. MIN trades Jason Zucker to PIT for Galchenyuk, 2020 first-round pick and Calen Addison. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 11, 2020 Jason Zucker Traded to […] READ MORE


2019-20 WHL Central 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 Central Division Players to Watch. You can check out all of this year’s Top Shelf Prospects articles here.   2019-20 WHL Central […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 100 – 81

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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


TSP: Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. 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


TSP: Top Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. 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


2018 NHL Mock Draft – 2nd Round Lottery Picks

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Calen Addison Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #35

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE