NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames

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Hello and welcome to a regular Thursday edition of NHL rumours! We are getting closer to the offseason every day. That means plenty of chatter regarding contract extensions from around the league. Things will get busy, so check with Last Word on Hockey frequently for the latest news and analysis. Today’s NHL rumours feature the […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, St Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Hello and welcome to a regular Sunday edition of NHL Rumours! Not much has changed around the league in the last few days. Teams are either grinding through the postseason or preparing for an interesting offseason. We are just weeks away from drafts and free agency, so check in with Last Word on Hockey often […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Tenure for Morgan Rielly Could Be Done Soon

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Morgan Rielly is the longest-tenured player on the Leafs’ roster. He was there for the bad (2013-2016) and the good (2016-2021). He has been a core piece of their rebuild on the blueline and even finished top-5 in Norris voting one season. Rielly will have one year on his deal after this one, and it […] READ MORE


Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs Power Play

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The Toronto Maple Leafs began the year with one of their best starts ever. Having such an incredible power play helped them have such a strong start. They were second in the NHL in xGF/60 on the power play until the end of February. The Leafs were converting on 32.4% of their chances on the […] READ MORE


Reviewing the Toronto Maple Leafs Trade for Jake Muzzin

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To start the 2018-19 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs were widely considered terrible defensively. Their defence group featured Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Nikita Zaitsev, Ron Hainsey, Igor Ozhiganov, and second-year pro Travis Dermott. The Leafs had the sixth worst xGA at 5v5 in the NHL; and had allowed the fourth most shot attempts against. Something […] READ MORE




NHL Predictions for January 15th

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The NHL is finally back and the first couple of days have seen some great hockey. Now a few days in, we can expect to see teams start to find a groove as linemates develop chemistry with one another. Today’s slate of action features some of the best rivalries the league has to offer. Now […] READ MORE


Tony DeAngelo Is An Elite Defenseman For The New York Rangers

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Many names are mentioned in conversation when discussing the best offensive defensemen in the league. Names such as John Carlson, Morgan Rielly, Roman Josi, Dougie Hamilton, Shea Theodore, and Quinn Hughes usually dominate. Tony DeAngelo always seems to get snubbed despite having established himself as a top-end offensive contributor on the New York Rangers‘ blueline. […] READ MORE