NHL Player Development Of First-Round Picks, Part 11

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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 has a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves draft picks […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Blue Line Taking Shape after Signing

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When Jack Rathbone signed his new two-year, one-way deal it increased the Vancouver Canucks’ options. Jack Rathbone Signed for Two Seasons A few days ago, we mentioned the Vancouver Canucks busy and productive day. The contract we didn’t talk about was Jack Rathbone’s because we’re betting he isn’t going to be a prospect next season. […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Stories: The Tale of the Two Stefans

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The NHL draft is full of intrigue and suspense. Any time you get all management teams from every team in a room, fans and media expect something big to happen. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, however, something almost unbelievable happens. Something that you think couldn’t happen. Sometimes these great hockey minds do […] READ MORE


98% of NHL Players Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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In the weeks leading up to the second full pandemic-era NHL season, nearly all players are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 98% of players will be fully immunized by the start of the season, per Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli. At #NHL Player Media Tour in Chicago, deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells @DailyFaceoff the league is projecting […] READ MORE


NHL Teams with Most Confusing Offseasons

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It’s been a wild summer for the NHL. As soon as the Tampa Bay Lightning began their celebration, so too did the offseason moves. A flat salary cap made for some interesting moves for some teams. While we won’t fully know the impact these moves will have on their respective teams, a handful’s moves are […] READ MORE


Yannick Weber Announces Retirement After 13 NHL Seasons

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Yannick Weber has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons. The defenceman played 499 career games, scoring 28 goals and 66 assists between the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Yannick Weber (@yanweber68) has officially announced his retirement following 13 @NHL seasons and 499 regular-season games played with the @CanadiensMTL, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Sign Tanner Pearson To Extension

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There is good news coming out of Vancouver. The Canucks announced they signed forward Tanner Pearson to a three-year contract extension worth $9.75 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $3.25 million. 3 years. $3.25 mil aav for Tanner Pearson and the Canucks. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 8, 2021 Tanner Pearson Signs Extension […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Extend Thatcher Demko

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According to reports, the Vancouver Canucks and goaltender Thatcher Demko are closing in on a five-year contract extension worth $25 million. The contract carries a salary cap of hit of $5 million. Hearing from Vancouver: #Canucks and G Thatcher Demko are closing in on a long-term extension. 5 years, $25 million. #TSN — Frank Seravalli […] READ MORE


Montreal’s Tyler Toffoli Out With Injury vs Canucks

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Tyler Toffoli has been listed as day-to-day and will out of the lineup for the Montreal Canadiens game Saturday against Vancouver. Dominique Ducharme says Tyler Toffoli got hurt at the end of the game last night, so he is out. He is day to day, lower body. Artturi Lehkonen is coming in, also Victor Mete […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Need To Move on From Oliver Ekman-Larsson

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The last time we visited this topic, there were lots of rumours about the Arizona Coyotes possibly trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson. With his no-movement clause in his contract, it never came to fruition. It’s Time for the Arizona Coyotes To Move Oliver Ekman-Larsson Let’s face it, the team must have had reasons to even consider trading […] READ MORE