The Best Draft Class In St. Louis Blues History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


2021 Anaheim Ducks Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Should David Backes Retire a St. Louis Blue?

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Sunday, former St. Louis Blue and current Anaheim Ducks forward David Backes said that he is considering retiring from the NHL after this season. The Ducks are at the bottom of the West Division and it is unlikely that they will make the playoffs. It seems unfitting that a guy who gave his heart and […] READ MORE



Reliving the Best Alex Steen Moments With the St. Louis Blues

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The St. Louis Blues announced the retirement of Alex Steen on Thursday morning. The news that Steen had to retire because of a back injury is incredibly sad. Instead of focusing on the way his career ended, let’s take a walk down memory lane and relive a few of Steen’s highlight-reel worthy moments as a […] READ MORE


Overtime Power Plays in Stanley Cup Playoffs Not So Successful

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For many reasons, overtime in playoff hockey is exhilarating. It’s the ultimate do-or-die stretch in sports, and when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, overtime is must-watch. For both involved teams and their fanbases, overtime stress levels are obviously amped up. These emotions increase even more when a man advantage occurs. A penalty can […] READ MORE


Should St. Louis Blues Fans Hate David Backes?

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The St. Louis Blues played their last game before the season was paused against the Anaheim Ducks, now home to former Blues captain David Backes. When Backes was in St. Louis, he was loved by the fans. He was often referred to as the heart of the team because he constantly put his body on […] READ MORE