John “the Jackrabbit” Dillinger and the Chicago Cubs

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The Setup and a Bloody End July 21, 1934 Anna Sage was a madam at a brothel in Gary, Indiana. She was in danger of being deported because of the nature of her profession. Sage needed a way to stay in the U.S. and she had just the ticket: John Dillinger. The infamous bank robber […] READ MORE


Why the 2020-21 Carolina Hurricanes Will Win the Eastern Conference

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The 2020-21 Carolina Hurricanes have much more talent than people realize and are poised to do some serious work next season. They are a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup and have an even better shot at coming out on top of the Eastern Conference. But what makes them so dangerous, and why do very […] READ MORE


Why Artem Anisimov Might Not Have a Spot With the Ottawa Senators

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The Ottawa Senators had a very busy offseason this year. With many new names and faces entering the organization. Names such as Evgenii Dadonov, Tim Stutzle, Alex Galchenyuk and more. However, with these new names, that means others may find themselves without a spot. Artem Anisimov very well could be one of those players. Artem […] READ MORE


Chris Kreider and the Interesting Season for the New York Rangers

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Chris Kreider has been a mainstay on the New York Rangers‘ forward core since the moment he arrived in the NHL. With the trade of Mats Zuccarello back in early 2019, Kreider also became the longest-tenured Ranger forward. This season he played alongside his good friends, Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich. Chris Kreider put up […] READ MORE


Stanislav Svozil Is a Top-10 Talent for the 2021 NHL Draft

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The 2021 NHL Draft has opted for a “quantity” approach when it comes to defencemen, instead of the “quality” approach that’s been featured in recent years. Some early rankings have double-digit defencemen going in the first round, with my own early rankings featuring eight. That’s a lot of blue-liners. And with the long list has […] READ MORE


Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Patrick Roy

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Small trades with big results is a series that looks at trades throughout NHL history that seemed small or insignificant at the time but turned out to be much, much more. In this installment, we look at how Patrick Roy ended up with the Montreal Canadiens. Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Patrick Roy The […] READ MORE


25 Years Ago AJW Came To The WWF For Survivor Series

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Today we will see WWE host Survivor Series 2020.  Their latest annual show dedicated to 10-person elimination tag matches, in the past they were 8-person tags.  Throughout the years many legendary names have competed in these matches.  One match in particular stands out to us though, in 1995 WWF hosted Team Bertha Faye vs Team Alundra Blayze as […] READ MORE


Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves – Part Two

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To read Part One of this article, click here. Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves The Second Half In our time of plague (or at least pandemic), it can be easy to forget what life was like at the start of 2020, let alone at the start of 2018, when Arsenal faced the […] READ MORE


Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves – Part One

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The Premier League returns this weekend, but of course, Mesut Özil will not. Having been left out of both Arsenal’s Premier League squad and Europa League squad, Özil is not eligible to play for Arsenal again until January at the absolute earliest, but by then he will be able to speak to foreign clubs about […] READ MORE


Potential 2020-21 Edmonton Oilers Bounce-Back or Breakout Candidates

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Welcome to the latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. Each day, we will take a look at a new team and examine three of their potential breakout or bounce-back players. These players have the chance to make a serious difference with their teams this upcoming season. These players can be new faces or […] READ MORE