New York Rangers Kaapo Kakko Undergoes Major Transformation

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After a horrible rookie season that left many worried for his future, Kaapo Kakko has progressed into a new player. In 2019-20, then teenage Kakko was not only one of the worst players on his own New York Rangers team, but in the entire league. Now, 20-year-old Kakko has provided Rangers fans with a reason […] READ MORE



New York Rangers Kaapo Kakko Added to the COVID Protocol List

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New York Rangers forward Kaapo Kakko was added to the NHL’s Covid protocol list on Monday evening according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Kakko will miss Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kaapo Kakko (NYR) has also been added to the NHL’s COVID Protocol list today. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 1, 2021 Kaapo Kakko Placed […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 New York Rangers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, 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


The Case for Separating the New York Rangers KZB Line

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Centred by Mika Zibanejad with Chris Kreider on the left and Pavel Buchnevich on the right, the “KZB” trio has been the top line of the New York Rangers for multiple seasons. While split up occasionally, they have been the mainstay starting forward line for the Rangers since 2017. Throughout the process, they developed chemistry […] READ MORE


Potential 2020-21 New York Rangers Bounce-Back or Break Out Players

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Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. What are these? These are players that have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams. Whether that’s as someone who […] READ MORE


Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko Should be Loaned to Europe

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Unusual times lead to unusual circumstances. Maybe that will be the case for Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.  With the 2020-21 NHL and AHL season starting in early December or maybe even later than that, NHL teams have been loaning their young players and prospects to Europe to get some game action before the season […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Rapid Rebuild a Success

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Coming out of a roster rebuild, the New York Rangers are on the cusp of greatness. Following a second-round playoff loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Rangers entered their first period of uncertainty since the 2003-04 season. Following a swift roster reconstruction, the Rangers are primed for another era of success. Under head coach David […] READ MORE