NHL Draft Prospect Profile #69: Matia Marcantuoni

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Drafted 92nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matia Marcantuoni is a player who possesses great individual skills, but is unable to put it all together on the ice because he can’t stay healthy.  Touted as a potential top 10 pick last summer, Marcantuoni has suffered a series of injuries that have really made a lot […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft Part 4: Picks 49-65

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Yesterday I brought you the Part 3 of our 2 Round NHL Mock Draft.  You can read Part 1 (Picks 1-14) here and Part 2 (Picks 15-31) Here, and Part 3 (picks 31-48) Here. Before we move on to our final part, let’s quickly review the FAQs about this mock draft. – Our draft Rankings […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft Round 2: Picks 31 – 48

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Earlier I brought you the Round 1 of our NHL Mock Draft.  You can read Part 1 (Picks 1-14) here and Part 2 (Picks 15-31) Here and Part 4 (Picks 49-65) here. Before we move into the second round, lets quickly review the FAQs about this mock draft. – Our draft Rankings are arrived at […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #68: Troy Bourke

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Drafted 72nd overall by the Colorado Avalanche. It was a difficult season for Troy Bourke and the Prince George Cougars as their 24-46-0-2 record saw the team finish 2nd last in the entire league, and out of the playoffs.  Quite simply the Cougars were a very young and rebuilding club.  Bourke was the biggest bright […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile HM2: Brian Hart

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Drafted 53rd Overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning. We’ve got a 2 for 1 Draft Special today, as we already published Brett Kulak.  Our next prospect plays for Exeter High School in the US High School system.  Due to the limited coverage of New England High School hockey, none of our contributors have personally seen […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #67: Brett Kulak

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Drafted 105th Overall by the Calgary Flames. We’ve remarked on it before, but it really is amazing how many good defence prospects there are in this year’s draft, and the greatest source of these defencemen continues to be the WHL.  The WHL’s crop of defenders is seemingly endless, and it continues today with Brett Kulak […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #66: Brandon Whitney

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Drafted 191st Overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. Its pretty rare for a rookie goaltender to get a lot of minutes on a quality CHL club, but thats exactly what Brandon Whitney did this season for the Victoriaville Tigres who finished fourth overall in the QMJHL.  He started the year as a backup, but as he […] READ MORE


Devils Decide to keep First Round Pick in 2012 Draft

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As a result of the Ilya Kovalchuk circumvention ruling by the NHL in the summer of 2010, the New Jersey Devils were ordered to forfeit one of their next 4 first round draft choices, at the team’s discretion. Obviously after a disappointing season, followed by a draft lottery win, the Devils decided to keep the […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile HM1: Mark Jankowski

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Drafted 21st Overall by the Calgary Flames Today we bring you a draft prospect who is getting a ton of buzz across the internet, and seems to be a favorite of various scouting services, Mark Jankowski.  Now here at Last Word, we aren’t going to B.S. you.  The reality is that Jankowski played hockey in […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #65: Charles Hudon

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Drafted 122nd Overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Hudon burst onto the scene in 2010-11 winning the QMJHL Rookie of the Year honours after putting up 60 points in 63 games for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.  His play would earn him a spot on Team Canada for the 2011 Ivan Hlinka tournament where he scored 5 goals […] READ MORE