2019 NHL Draft Picks In The NHL

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The 2019 NHL Draft contained many talented players, but only five of them are currently on NHL rosters. Two of them were always expected to be in this situation, Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. Third overall pick Kirby Dach was stuck in concussion protocol throughout pre-season. With the NHL Rule, teams cannot cut injured players. It […] READ MORE


Calder Memorial Trophy: 2019-20 Predictions

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Prospects: Top 20

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find all […] READ MORE


TSP: New York Rangers Prospects

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Sign Kaapo Kakko To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

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The New York Rangers announced on Thursday, the team had signed Kaapo Kakko to a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.775 million that carries an annual NHL cap hit of $925,000. OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on an entry-level contract. pic.twitter.com/gX1JkpWk8k — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 11, 2019 Rangers Sign […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft Grades – Part Three

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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 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft Team Needs: Metropolitan Divison

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy weekend in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. The combine is now complete and teams have interviewed potential draftees for their team. We will examine the Metropolitan Division and what their team needs are […] READ MORE


Kaapo Kakko Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #2

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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 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2019 NHL Draft February Rankings

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical draft profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Sports is your new headquarters for […] READ MORE


Finland Wins Gold at World Junior Championship

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Team Finland has won the 2019 World Junior Championship. It is their third gold medal since 2013. Team USA receives their first silver medal since 1997. 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Kaapo Kakko scored the winning goal with 1:26 left to play in the third period. It was Kakko’s second goal and fifth point of the […] READ MORE