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


Keeping Up With the Chicago Blackhawks News

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The Chicago Blackhawks front office has had quite the month. Despite the most pressing matter, the ongoing sexual assault lawsuit against former Chicago coach Brad Aldrich, they have been making so many moves behind the scenes that even the most dedicated Chicago fans might be struggling to retain it all. The following looks at the […] READ MORE



NHL Outdoor Games Set For 2021-22 Season

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The slate of NHL Outdoor Games for the 2021-22 was announced on Monday as part of a big news day.  Games include the Minnesota Wild hosting the St. Louis Blues as part of the Winter Classic and the Nashville Predators taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning. That game will be at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Pick Development Top Three Picks: Patience is Key

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Over the last several months, I have been crunching numbers, trying to solve the many questions of  NHL draft pick 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.  Top Three NHL Draft Pick Development […] READ MORE


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