Toronto Maple Leafs Need Prospects to Step Up

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The Toronto Maple Leafs need their prospects to step up. It is time. Someone. Anyone. General manager Kyle Dubas and the Leafs hierarchy have invested over half of their salary cap spending to five players. This has essentially eliminated their chances of making significant free agent additions in recent years. The Leafs have been limited […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Best Picks: The 1990s

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The NHL draft is today! With any draft, talent can be found all throughout. With that in mind, let’s look back at past decades to see the best pick per round to create the absolute best draft class of the decade. This series will look at the drafts from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Stories: The Eric Lindros Power Play

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The NHL Draft is just under a few weeks away. The draft always provides plenty of drama and intrigue amongst fans and media. This has been true since its inception. While people tend to get excited about trades and prospects, there are other moments that leave people scratching their heads. For this edition, we head […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Stories: The Tale of the Two Stefans

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The NHL draft is full of intrigue and suspense. Any time you get all management teams from every team in a room, fans and media expect something big to happen. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, however, something almost unbelievable happens. Something that you think couldn’t happen. Sometimes these great hockey minds do […] READ MORE


Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part 15

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part 12

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Logan Cooley Chasing Shane Wright For First Overall

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The US National Team Development Program is a prestigious hockey program. They’ve developed the likes of Jack Hughes, Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Jack Eichel, and more recently, Matt Beniers. This draft class, there are several high-end prospects. Leading the pack in the early stages of the year is Logan Cooley.  Can Logan Cooley Challenge Shane […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Edmonton Oilers History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Chicago Blackhawks History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


The Pittsburgh Penguins Future: A Closer Look

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The 2021 NHL draft wrapped up, gave us a closer look at the future of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. The Penguins had five picks in this draft. While none of the prospects will make a jump right to the NHL this year or in three years, they managed to steal some size off the board. The […] READ MORE