2018-19 OHL East Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Affiliated NHL Prospects Part 4 (40-21)

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Welcome to the 2018 NHL Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 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


Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Los Angeles Kings

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, 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


TSP: Top Los Angeles Kings 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



TSP: Los Angeles Kings Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE


Five OHLers We Might See in the NHL in 2017/18

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Each year there is someone who surprises at camp in the NHL. Last year some expected Jakob Chychrun to be back with the Sarnia Sting after training camp. Instead, the Arizona Coyotes kept him beyond the nine-game trial and the hulking defender had a strong rookie year. Despite scoring 50 goals in his draft year, […] READ MORE


2017 Memorial Cup Preview and Predictions

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Mock Draft Part 1 – The 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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Lottery Condemns the Colorado Avalanche to Fourth Overall

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The 2016-2017 NHL season was one that Colorado Avalanche fans will want to forget. After finishing 22-56-4 and ending the season with only 48 points, the Avs and their fan base were ready to put their worst season in Denver in the rear-view mirror. Saturday’s Draft Lottery provided the Avalanche franchise with the possibility of […] READ MORE