2021 NHL Draft Class Introductions: Isak Rosen

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […] READ MORE



Player Development of NHL Prospects: Tyler Seguin and Nail Yakupov

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Over the last several months, I have been crunching numbers, trying to solve the many questions of player development. With that, we here at Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft.  Developing NHL Prospects: Top 3 Picks From 2005-2015, […] READ MORE


Developing NHL Prospects: Part One, Top Three Picks

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Over the last several months, I have been crunching numbers, trying to solve the many questions of player development. With that, we here at Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop NHL prospects from all different spots throughout the draft.  How to Properly Develop NHL Prospects From […] READ MORE


Best First Round Vancouver Canucks Draft Picks, Part Five

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And so it ends… until the Seattle Kraken join the league and the Vancouver Canucks draft has a 32nd selection. The Best Vancouver Canucks Draft Picks By the time the end of the first round comes about, the picks are getting thin on the ground. The obvious talent has already been selected, and for a […] READ MORE


Best First Round Vancouver Canucks Draft Picks, Part Four

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Previous explorations of the Vancouver Canucks draft history have shown what can be charitably described as a mixed bag. A few great picks – especially in recent years – and some that, well, didn’t work out. There were a couple curious discoveries, like the Canucks drafting 10th more frequently than any other position. Here are […] READ MORE


The Best Vancouver Canucks First Round Picks: Part Two

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We started talking about the Vancouver Canucks draft picks, we paid little heed to the spacing needed. After all, in 51 years of drafting there should be quite a spread of players selected through all 31 spots. Right? Well, after covering 15 players in the first chapter we have 16 more here. When a team […] READ MORE


Small NHL Trades With Big Results: Glenn Anderson

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Small trades with big results is a series that looks at trades throughout NHL history that seemed small or insignificant at the time but turned out to be much, much more. In this installment, we look at how Glenn Anderson ended up with the Edmonton Oilers. Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Glenn Anderson This […] READ MORE


Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Mark Messier

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Small trades with big results is a series that looks at trades throughout NHL history that seemed small or insignificant at the time but turned out to be much, much more. In this installment, we look at how Mark Messier ended up with the Edmonton Oilers. Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Mark Messier This […] READ MORE


Best First Round Vancouver Canucks Draft Picks 1-5

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As the NHL drags into the Dog Days of… November, we guess? And news from specific teams slows to a trickle – with the occasional very unwelcome break – what do we do?  Traditionally, it’s a chance for fans to look forward to the upcoming Vancouver Canucks draft prospect. And not just because they missed […] READ MORE