Player Development Of Top-15 Picks, Part Three

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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


Vegas Golden Knights Max Pacioretty Injured

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The Vegas Golden Knights are going to finish the month without one of their biggest weapons with Max Pacioretty out. According to a tweet by Elliott Friedman, he could be out until December. Vegas suffered some injuries during Thursday’s loss to LA. Hearing Max Pacioretty out approximately 6 weeks, while Golden Knights await further clarity […] READ MORE


Sven Baertschi and the Vancouver Canucks’ Problem

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New off-season, new troublesome contract for the Vancouver Canucks. This year, it belongs to Sven Baertschi – or would be, if it were actually a problem. Sven Baertschi is Back The league’s toughest job is schedule-maker; second-toughest is whoever has to find a completely happy Canucks fan. For the last few years, the easy target […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Sven Baertschi Opts Out Of NHL Return To Play

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According to Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver and The Athletic, Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi has opted out of the NHL’s Return To Play. Been told #Canucks forward Sven Beartschi has has opted out of the NHL’s Return to Play Sources say the Canucks have called up forward Kole Lind. — Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) […] READ MORE


Introducing the Vancouver Canucks Black Aces

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The NHL and NHLPA work through different plans for finishing up the 2020-21 season. Right now the favoured choice seems to be two “hub cities” with 12 teams each. You know our opinion on that. But all the plans have one thing in common: bringing in more back-up players. In case of illness or injury, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Best Ever Non-Traditional Market Player

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With the NHL joining the other sports leagues on hiatus, we thought it would be a great time to take a look at how an international presence has changed the game for the Vancouver Canucks. This one is a moving target: the Canucks’ best ever non-traditional market player is a tricky thing to judge. This is […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Buyout Options

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With the season paused until some point in the future, no one knows where the Vancouver Canucks will finish. This hasn’t stopped their fans’ annual routine, though: worrying about the future and considering the Canucks buyout options. Panic about the salary cap and bad contracts is how they warm up to Summer. Those fears have […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and More

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Welcome back to the Monday edition of NHL rumours after the post-holiday weekend. We are just past the halfway point of the season and nearing the trade deadline with each game played. Last Word on Hockey will continue to bring the best analysis each day during this exciting and unpredictable season. Today’s NHL rumours feature […] READ MORE