2021 Anaheim Ducks 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


Calder Memorial Trophy: 2019-20 Predictions

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 100 – 81

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


2019 World Junior Championships Pool A Players To Watch

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The 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. This weekend we will give a short preview of the tournament, looking at the top few players to watch on each of the tournaments squads. Today, a look at Pool A, which will be played in Vancouver. You can […] READ MORE


Anaheim Ducks Start Hot Despite Large Group of Injuries

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Six games into the NHL season the Anaheim Ducks find themselves in first place in the Pacific Division amidst a myriad of injuries. Despite these, they have been playing some of their best October hockey in recent years. The Ducks have made a reputation of starting off slow and getting hot towards the beginning of […] READ MORE


2018-19 QMJHL Central Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues are kicking off in the next week. With that in mind, we will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. You can check […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Anaheim Ducks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


QMJHL Regular Season Ends; Three Teams in CHL Top 10

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The QMJHL regular season ended on a particularly high note for three teams who made the final CHL Top 10 Rankings: The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (#3), Acadie-Bathurst Titan (#6) and Halifax Mooseheads (#9). Accordingly, all three teams have qualified for playoffs, which get underway March 22 with a first-round match-up between this year’s West Division Champions the […] READ MORE


One Week To Go: 2018 QMJHL Playoff Picture

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The top players in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League include Anaheim Ducks second- rounder Maxime Comtois, Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Alex-Barré Boulet and 2018 NHL Draft prospects Joe Veleno and Noah Dobson. The bigger headline might be the team who didn’t qualify for this year’s playoffs: the Saint John Sea Dogs. They won the 2011 Memorial […] READ MORE


TSP: Anaheim Ducks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE