Detroit Red Wings Rookie Lucas Raymond is Off to a Hot Start

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As the puck squeaked past Marc-Andre Fleury, Lucas Raymond raised his arms, celebrating his third goal of the game on October 25th. Completing the hat-trick and four-point game. This gave the hockey world a glimpse of what the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft can do. With 10 points in his first […] READ MORE


The Optimist’s Guide to the 2021-22 Detroit Red Wings

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Author’s Note: This is my final piece with Last Word on Sports. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I hope you’ve liked the words I’ve written about the Detroit Red Wings. If you’d like to stay in touch, please feel free to give me a follow at @RivardNHL on Twitter or reach out […] READ MORE


2021-22 Atlantic Division Preview

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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 standings […] READ MORE


2021-22 Expectations for Filip Zadina

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When Filip Zadina finally earned a full-time roster spot, Detroit Red Wings fans rejoiced. After watching first-rounders like Evgeny Svechnikov and Dennis Cholowski struggle to make an impact, hope appeared on the horizon with Zadina’s emergence. Originally drafted for his goal-scoring abilities, Zadina has yet to translate that success on the NHL level. While he’s […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Preseason Preview

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If you blinked too fast, you probably missed the NHL Prospect Tournament. The short-lived three-game series saw the Detroit Red Wings go 1-2, with numerous highlights from names like Joe Veleno and Lucas Raymond. In just a little over a week’s time, the Red Wings will gear up to start the preseason against the Chicago […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Detroit Red Wings

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


Analyzing the Alex Nedeljkovic Trade

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In a move that surprised many in the hockey world this offseason, Alex Nedeljkovic was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. This trade occurred on July 22, 2021, as Nedeljkovic was traded for a third-round pick. It was a move as surprising as any, considering Nedeljkovic had a great season, finishing third in Calder voting. He […] READ MORE


A Realistic Look at Trading Dylan Larkin

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Filling a need during the offseason is no small feat. Whether you head to free agency or take your bets at the trade table, every move is a gamble. Currently, the New York Rangers have a need for a top-six centre. The Athletic contributor Shayna Goldman (one of my favourite contributors) recently published a piece […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings 2021-22 Trade Candidates

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This article comes bearing good news: the offseason is almost over. The preseason begins September 29th, when the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks square off for the first time since April. The return of hockey also means the deluge of offseason content will come to an end. That means no more retrospective articles […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Best Draft Class

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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 manger gets it right […] READ MORE