The Montreal Canadiens Win the NHL Draft Lottery

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The Montreal Canadiens win the 2022 NHL draft lottery and will pick first overall at home on July 7 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. This is the first time since 1985 that the team hosting the draft picks first. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Wendel Clark in 1985. The New Jersey Devils won the […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Options at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

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One of the virtues (if that) of finishing last overall is to have a rough idea of where the team will be picking with their first selection. Thanks to the NHL draft lottery, the team that finishes last, while not guaranteed the first overall selection, can slip no further than third overall. This is the […] READ MORE


Shane Wright Scouting Report: 2022 NHL Draft #1

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2022 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Three Seattle Kraken Trades Before the Deadline

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Well, 2022-23 slipped away from the Seattle Kraken early. They struggled out of the gate, which made sense given the newness of the squad and lack of chemistry between teammates. However, results never came this year. Now, they face a fast-approaching trade deadline with a roster full of pending UFAs. General Manager Ron Francis will […] READ MORE


Luckily For The Detroit Red Wings, The Draft Lottery Is Broken

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As the cards were flipped showing the order of the NHL Draft lottery the past two seasons, Detroit Red Wings fans released collective sounds of agony. Luckily for the Red Wings, the NHL’s Draft Lottery is broken. Originally put in place to deter teams from tanking, legitimately bad teams, as the Red Wings have been […] READ MORE



2022 World Junior Championships Predictions: Czechia vs. Canada

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Welcome to the 2022 World Junior Championships predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey will take a look at each game and give our predictions of the results. Sunday, December 26th, Boxing Day, is Day One of the tournament. With four games on the docket, Team Canada opens against Czechia. 2022 World Junior Championships Predictions […] READ MORE


Team Canada Favoured To Win 2022 World Junior Championships

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As the song goes it is the most wonderful time of the year. The 2022 World Junior Championships are set to begin on Boxing Day and it has the hockey world buzzing. Sites like Sports Interaction have put up odds for which teams will win their groups and outright win the 2022 World Junior Championship. […] READ MORE


Team Canada Names 2022 World Junior Championship Roster

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Team Canada has named their final 25-man roster for the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament begins on December 26th in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. Canada opens the tournament on December 26th when they take on the Czech Republic. Canada is now coached by Dave Cameron after André Tourigny took the head coaching […] READ MORE


An Introduction To Top Prospect Connor Bedard

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Shane Wright dominates the NHL Draft talk these days. And rightfully so. Wright has been the projected top pick for the 2022 Draft since being granted exceptional status to play in the OHL as a 15-year-old. But there is another name hockey fans need to know and get excited for. Meet Connor Bedard, the next […] READ MORE