Odd Men Out for the Toronto Maple Leafs This Season

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With secondary scoring being a glaring issue for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their most recent tragic playoff loss to the Montreal Canadiens last season, general manager Kyle Dubas made the best of his limited cap space available this offseason by signing a handful of low-risk, high-reward forwards. All of these forwards were signed to […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending: Campbell And Mrazek Need to Shine

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The crease has been an area of concern in Toronto for a while. In fact, the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending pool remains a contentious topic amongst the club’s fanbase even after the departure of Frederik Andersen. Although the Dane’s time with the Maple Leafs started brightly, the 31-year-old’s stint in the Six ended in disappointing […] READ MORE



Potential Offseason Goalie Targets for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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One of the emerging necessities for GM Kyle Dubas this offseason is shoring up the Toronto Maple Leafs goalie depth as well as looking at potential goalie targets through free agency and trade. With cap space severely limited and no clear goalie prospects waiting in the wings, the Leafs will need to consider all options […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Scandinavian Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: Scandinavian Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of my Leafs draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: CHL Defensemen

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects are Leafs’ draft prototypes? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: CHL Defensemen How To Determine Prototypes All parts of the Leafs draft prototype pieces for forwards […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft Prototypes Part Three

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another disappointing finish to their NHL season. Despite all that, there’s still something to look forward to in the 2021 NHL Draft. What prospects fit the mold of a Leafs draft prototype? Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Prototypes: USHL and Swedish Forwards How To Determine Prototypes If you want to […] READ MORE



2021 Toronto Maple Leafs 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


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE