Florida Panthers Biggest Draft Boom and Bust Since 2000

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Welcome to Last Word’s Draft Boom and Bust series. As the 2020 NHL Entry Draft approaches, we decided to examine each team’s best and worst pick since the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The biggest boom is a player that had the best value relative to where they were selected. Meaning, no one in the first […] READ MORE



Colorado Avalanche Matt Calvert is Having a Career Year

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You’d be forgiven if you had forgotten about the Colorado Avalanche‘s Matt Calvert. The former fifth-round pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets has largely been bottom-six and penalty kill option since joining Colorado before the 2018-19 season. However, the 30-year-old has found a new gear this season and is a significant part of Colorado’s success […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey: Week 12 Impressions

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The second half of the fantasy hockey season is underway. Christmas is just around the corner, which means a slight lull is in store for this coming week. Everyone will either play two or three games, but we’ll get to that later. For now, let’s look back on what Week 12 had to offer. Week […] READ MORE


The Demise of Peter DeBoer With The San Jose Sharks

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A Stanley Cup heals all wounds. Or something like that. The San Jose Sharks fired head coach Peter DeBoer and assistant coaches Johan Hedberg, Steve Spott and Dave Barr last week. It is fair to say this season’s Sharks have not been good, not the team they were envisioned to be. ESPN’s Greg Wyshinski posed […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, More

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It’s time once again for our NHL rumours. We’re into the month of November and teams are finding out where they’re going to stack up. Some general managers are trying to kickstart bad starts to the season. However, some are trying to plan for down the road. Today’s NHL rumours will focus on the Chicago […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Mikko Rantanen Week to Week

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Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche suffered an injury Monday night against the St. Louis Blues. Rantanen appeared to catch his skate on a blemish in the ice, which turned his leg an awkward direction and sent him tumbling. Elliotte Friedman was among the many to post a clip of the incident. I really hope […] READ MORE


2019-20 San Jose Sharks Off to an Awful Start

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The new NHL season for the 2019-20 San Jose Sharks has not gone too well. So far they have lost three straight games and haven’t been in any of them. They have given up 12 goals and only scored three. That means they are getting outscored by a four-to-one ratio. Not a good formula for […] READ MORE


Expectations for Colorado Avalanche Joonas Donskoi

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The Colorado Avalanche made a very smart move when they signed Joonas Donskoi off the free-agent market from the San Jose Sharks. Donskoi was buried on the San Jose depth chart but has a tremendous opportunity to reach new highs with the Avs in 2019-20. What Joonas Donskoi has Done so Far Donskoi was originally […] READ MORE


NHL Luxury Tax, Salary Cap Issues: Real Hockey Talk Podcast #11

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This week’s show was broadcast from Valle Luna Mexican Cantina in Phoenix, AZ. Along with Dave Isaac, Greg Isaac, Ed Cole from KDUS 1060AM, and William Grigsby from lastwordonhockey.com this is podcast #11 for your listening pleasure. This week’s show idea comes from a recent article done by William regarding the salary cap issues haunting most […] READ MORE