Toronto Maple Leafs Win in New Ways

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The 2021 Toronto Maple Leafs win games at a rate they rarely enjoy. The team sits at the top of the Canadian division with a 11-2-1 record. They have defeated every team they share the division with. Their +16 goal differential is the second-best in the NHL. The season may be early, but something feels […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Veteran Joe Thornton Out with Injury

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that centre Joe Thornton is set to miss one month after sustaining an upper-body injury. Thornton was injured during the third period of Wednesday night’s game between the Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers. Joe Thornton is out one month with a fractured rib — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs

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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 […] READ MORE


Examining if NHL Contract Negotiations are a Repeatable Skill

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As someone who follows the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s obvious that sometimes GMs lose NHL contract negotiations. On the contrary, some managers like Steve Yzerman consistently seem to sign players for below market value. This begs the question if NHL contract negotiations are a repeatable skill among managers. If they are, we will see some […] READ MORE


William Nylander Has Yet To Realize His Full Potential

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William Nylander often gets a lot of flack from fans, but it’s often not justified. He provides lots of qualities that an NHL team would desire. He has a lot to offer in terms of offence and does a lot of things right. With all that said, he still hasn’t hit the heights he is […] READ MORE



NHL Rumours: Toronto Maples Leafs and Florida Panthers

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Hello and welcome to a Thursday edition of NHL rumours! The playoffs have begun but eliminated teams are starting to work on their plans for 2020-21. Last Word on Hockey will bring the best news and analysis as it breaks. Today’s NHL rumours feature the Florida Panthers and a double-dose of Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL […] READ MORE