Predictions For The 2016-2017 Calder Trophy

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via Last Word on Hockey, by David Elisio The 2016-17 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Award winners? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place until after the Stanley Cup has […] READ MORE


Auston Matthews’ Best Goals of the Season So Far

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When the Maple Leafs announced Auston Matthews’ name as the first overall pick in the 2016 draft, they knew they were getting a special player. Did the Leafs brass expect the 19-year-old to score nearly 30 goals with more than 20 games remaining in his rookie season? There’s a chance. Matthews’ early success hasn’t come […] READ MORE


Last Word on Hockey’s Mid-Season Awards: Calder Trophy

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We’ve now reached the halfway point for all teams in the National Hockey League. There has been exciting storylines and great individual performances during the season. Through these contenders for awards have started to emerge. Last Word on Hockey has made their picks for each, and here are the Calder Trophy choices. The Jack Adams […] READ MORE


Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 20-11

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This is the third installment of Last Word on Hockey’s five-part series breaking down the top 50 personalities in the hockey world during 2016. They were picked based on skill, accomplishments, notoriety, or compelling narratives. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. The second part can also be found here. The third part […] READ MORE


William Nylander Proving his Worth in the Bigs

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Matthew Rodrigopulle The Toronto Maple Leafs are eight games into the 2016-17 NHL season, and there have been quite a few stories already. The most evident, being the number one overall pick, Auston Matthews, dazzling the league by putting up 10 points (six goals and four assists) already. But let’s not forget about the […] READ MORE



Auston Matthews’ Spectacular Four Goal Debut

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Derek Brown Elvis Costello is quoted as saying that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”  This must be how sportswriters across North America feel this evening as they try to properly capture the excitement generated in Auston Matthews’ spectacular four goal debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In the rookies’ […] READ MORE


Auston Matthews Historic First Night; But Ottawa Senators Win

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It was a historic night for 2016 first overall draft pick Auston Matthews. The 19-year-old rookie Toronto Maple Leafs centre became the first player in the modern era to score four goals on his NHL debut. He was the first ever top pick, and the first player since Derek Stepan to score a hat trick in his […] READ MORE


2016-17 Calder Trophy Predictions, Contenders, and Scouting Reports (Top 10)

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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 Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favorites and […] READ MORE


NHL Teams in the Nolan Patrick Sweepstakes

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via Last Word on Hockey, By Chris Lizza There are a few hockey organizations where one of the biggest nights of the 2016-17 season will be the NHL draft lottery. Currently, the number one prize of the 2017 NHL Draft is two-way center Nolan Patrick. Patrick has been called the “complete NHL package”. What better way to […] READ MORE