NHL Player Development Of First Round Picks, Part 22

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NHL 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 […] READ MORE


Tom Wilson Injured; Will Miss Start of the Season

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After a team’s season is cut short and they are knocked out of the playoffs, the list of injuries sustained to get to that point is usually to follow. That is no different for the Washington Capitals. Forward, Tom Wilson was injured in Game 1 in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Forward Tom Wilson Out for Game 2

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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson will miss tonight’s Game 2 matchup against the Florida Panthers. Tom Wilson (lower body) is getting treatment today and will be a game time decision tomorrow, Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said today. John Carlson is fine after taking hit from Sam Bennett late in game last nights Optional practice […] READ MORE



Making Hockey Safer in One Step

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Everyone is interested in making hockey safer. Yes, even you Grumpy Old Guy With His Hand Raised. This is one way to do it, and we aren’t even going to mention fighting. Making Hockey Safer is Easy But whenever the most common solution – a rule change – is tried, there are unintended consequences. There […] READ MORE






New York Rangers Fined for Public Statement Earlier This Week

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The New York Rangers have been fined $250,000 for comments made regarding George Parros and the Department of Player Safety. This comes after a major controversy surrounding the department’s perceived lack of urgency in addressing Tom Wilson injuring Artemi Panarin earlier this week. Wilson was fined only five thousand, the maximum allowable amount under the […] READ MORE