Believe It or Not? Fantasy Hockey Storylines at the Quarter Mark

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American Thanksgiving is widely used by National Hockey League analysts as a checkpoint to gauge the ultimate success of a team. At this point, we’re roughly a quarter way through the season. Are teams and players really what they are? Let’s look at some outstanding performances, good and bad, and determine whether to believe it […] READ MORE



Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 St. Louis Blues

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE



3 St. Louis Blues Breakout Candidates

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The St. Louis Blues are in win-now mode. Between their owner’s statements and the sentiment of the fans, the Blues appear poised to make a big impact in 2021-22. Opportunities have arisen across the roster. From Vladimir Tarasenko‘s seemingly inevitable trade to Jaden Schwartz heading to the Seattle Kraken, change is in the air in […] READ MORE


2021 St. Louis Blues 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


Bluenotes Podcast: Razing Arizona, a look at the 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes

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Last Word on Hockey presents The Bluenotes Podcast! The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every Monday and Thursday, Tom Franklin and The Man Called Wags discuss the latest happenings with the St. Louis Blues and around the world of hockey. Featuring Guy The Hawaii Blues Fan’s “Aloha Commentary” and the latest […] READ MORE


What the St. Louis Blues Should Do if Vladimir Tarasenko Misses Extended Time

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In 2010, the St. Louis Blues selected two wingers — Jaden Schwartz (14th overall) and Vladimir Tarasenko (16th) — that became cornerstone players. Tarasenko has been the offensive leader on the Blues ever since 2014. Both helped the team win its first-ever Stanley Cup in 2019. Now, Tarasenko’s career could be in jeopardy after some serious […] READ MORE


Vladimir Tarasenko Returns to the St. Louis Blues Lineup

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The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Vladimir Tarasenko will return to the lineup. Tarasenko hasn’t played in a game since October 24 against the Los Angeles Kings. He left the game in the first period after a shoulder injury that required surgery. The @StLouisBlues are getting a major boost to the lineup after activating Vladimir […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Winger Sammy Blais Day-to-Day with Injury

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The St. Louis Blues announced that winger Sammy Blais is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Few words were shared about what’s plaguing the winger, although the team did note that they’ll learn more about the situation on Thursday. Sammy Blais is day to day, Berube said they'll know more on him tomorrow. #stlblues — Lou […] READ MORE