NHL Draft Best Picks: The 1990s

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The NHL draft is today! With any draft, talent can be found all throughout. With that in mind, let’s look back at past decades to see the best pick per round to create the absolute best draft class of the decade. This series will look at the drafts from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. […] READ MORE


Swedish Red Wings Success: A Decades-Old Tradition

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The Detroit Red Wings have not had a lot to celebrate in the last 6 years.  Their fortunes have soured, but soon might be much more Swede.  As recently as the start of the semifinals of the SHL playoffs, it was clear Detroit would have a Swedish champion among their prospects.  Swedish Red Wings success […] READ MORE


Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall Named Team Sweden Advisors

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The 2022 Beijing Olympics will feature a few big names from Sweden. Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall have been appointed advisors to Team Sweden. Chris Johnston announced the news this morning: Niklas Kronwall and Henrik Zetterberg have been named advisors to Tre Kronor for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 11, 2021 […] READ MORE


Should the Detroit Red Wings Offer Sheet Elias Pettersson?

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For those who follow me on Twitter (@RivardNHL if you don’t), you already know my thoughts on offer sheeting Elias Pettersson. Having said that, I believe in objective journalism. I’ve been wrong before and I’m certain I’ll be wrong again. This has brought us here: the crossroads of a potentially large move. About a month […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Trades, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils

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We’re getting closer to the projected start date of January 13th and the NHL rumours are picking up. There are still major questions to be asked involving salary cap space and trades. Activity will pick up in one of the most unique off-seasons in league history. Today’s NHL rumours focus on how international trades will […] READ MORE





Detroit Red Wings Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments in franchise history. Here is the Detroit Red Wings decade lineup. Detroit Red Wings Decade Team The […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Top Line Playing Elite

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The Detroit Red Wings top line of Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi ended the 2018-19 season on a high note. Detroit’s high-scoring trio picked right up where they left off with a four-goal game from Mantha in Sunday’s win over the Dallas Stars.  The top line has combined for 16 points in the first […] READ MORE