Frederik Andersen and the Seven Stages of Grief

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The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped their two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Toronto’s win came after miserable collapses against North Division rivals Ottawa and Montreal. The role Frederik Andersen played in Toronto’s historic capitulation against the Senators has been among the main talking points of the week. […] READ MORE




The Most Overrated NHL Players in the League Today

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If there’s one thing the NHL isn’t lacking in, it’s superstars. Dozens of names come to mind when the word “elite” is mentioned. From Connor McDavid to Cale Makar, there is no shortage of star power throughout the league. In fact, the “elite” moniker is thrown around so much that its meaning has diluted. Dozens […] READ MORE


2020-21 Vancouver Canucks Slow Start Requires Front Office Shakeup

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The worst part of success is that people always expect more of it to follow. That doesn’t always happen, especially if some of that success was because of good luck, the right conditions, and people who aren’t there anymore. Like, for instance, with the Vancouver Canucks in 2019-20. The team was faltering, dropping out of […] READ MORE


2021 Vancouver Canucks Slow Start Requires Patience

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In any other year, the Vancouver Canucks being at 6-10 would be an unfortunate start, but not something to panic about. Unfortunately for them, they both raised the bar in the last post-season and have not just “lost” games, but lost them in style. Fans, players, and media (though fewer of those than last week) […] READ MORE





NHL Predictions for January 22nd – Late Games

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Welcome back to NHL Predictions, January 22nd edition! Each day, the Last Word on Hockey team will break down every game and give our NHL predictions for each game. This is the late game slate of NHL Predictions for January 22nd. Be sure and check out the early games too. NHL Predictions Colorado Avalanche vs. […] READ MORE