The Colorado Avalanche Should Use Bowen Byram

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Everyone was excited when the Colorado Avalanche drafted Bowen Byram. He was the team’s first pick in the loaded 2019 Draft. The Cranbrook, British Columbia native immediately rewarded them with a very good season playing for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. Byram has joined Colorado’s training camp for the 2020-21 season and could start as soon […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres

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With the NHL off-season in its dog days of what usually would be summer, things are starting to slow down. The NHL rumours, however, are still going strong. Even with nothing happening, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things moving in the background. Today we will look at the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres. […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Defence Improving With Depth

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Depth is important everywhere in the modern NHL and that is especially true on defence. This is where the Colorado Avalanche defence has focused their efforts in recent years. The work they have done has made the team’s blueline one of the most intimidating for years to come. How have they built such an imposing […] READ MORE


Teams the St. Louis Blues Should Fear in the Playoffs

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As all eyes shift to Edmonton and Toronto for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, who poses the biggest threat to St. Louis Blues Playoff run and Stanley Cup defence? In an incredulous run over one year ago in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the entire world of hockey saw the might of the St. Louis […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Should Keep Mark Barberio

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The Colorado Avalanche has one of the NHL’s strongest systems when it comes to defence, but every team can use a spare veteran. Mark Barberio could be exactly what the team needs to help mentor prospects and substitute when someone is hurt or tired. The 30-year-old isn’t an exciting player but there are aspects of […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey Streamers: Friday-Sunday Week 21

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Those of you in Yahoo! standard leagues are in the middle of your final regular-season matchup. Whether you’re in the midst of playoffs or not, some smart streaming will almost always pay dividends. Targeting players from teams that play both Friday and Sunday is the perfect way to add extra games to your weekly totals. […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey: Sleepers Review

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The All-Star break has come and gone, and it’s the perfect time to look back at preseason fantasy hockey sleepers for the 2019-20 season. Below, you’ll find a link to all four sleeper articles (one per division) from this past summer, plus an evaluation of their first-half performances. Some picks were right on the money. […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey: Week 14 Impressions

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After a small holiday hiatus, Last Word on Hockey is back with your weekly rundown of all things fantasy hockey. Rather than try to pack two weeks into one piece, this will just be a look back at Week 14 for the most part. We’ve officially entered the “20” part of the 2019-20 season, so […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers

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The NHL season is underway and there have been plenty of surprises thus far. This has sparked plenty of NHL rumours, adding to the excitement of the early-season. As long as NHL rumours remain around, Last Word on Hockey will look to keep fans up to date. Today, we’ll cover rumours surrounding the Arizona Coyotes, Colorado […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Pavel Francouz In Concussion Protocol

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The Colorado Avalanche injury woes are getting worse. Backup goaltender Pavel Francouz exited Tuesday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets less than a minute into the action. Francouz had been the primary netminder with Philipp Grubauer recovering from a minor lower-body injury. He is now day-to-day while in concussion protocol. Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post […] READ MORE